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About Warminster

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Warminster is a town and civil parish in western Wiltshire, England, by-passed by the A36 (between Salisbury and Bath) and the partly concurrent A350 between Westbury and Blandford Forum. It has a population of about 17,000. The 11th-century Minster Church of St Denys stands near the River Were, which runs through the town and can be seen running through the town park. The name Warminster first occurs in the early 10th century. Warminster has a library, museum, theatre, eleven halls and a number of pubs. There are many festivals and events held annually within the area including Warminster festival, a vintage bus run and heritage open days. The town is twinned with Flers, France. 

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Warminster Travel Links


The east of the town is situated along the A36 road and the Warminster service station is on the route. Warminster railway station, opened in September 1851, is managed by Great Western Railway.

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Taxi Firms in Warminster


With so much to do within Warminster and the neighbouring towns, as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside, it's worth renting a car or jumping in a taxi to see the local sights.


Warminster is well served when it comes to getting a taxi as there are local firms such as Ace Taxis, DJ’s Taxis and Starline and Wessex Taxis.

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Hotels and Guest Houses in Warminster

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The Bath Arms Warminster -
J D Wetherspoon has restored The Bath Arms to its former glory. This grade II listed property is one of the town’s three surviving 18th-century inns. With photos, local history and commissioned artwork displayed throughout the pub and hotel, take a step back in time to the town’s roots. There are 10 beautiful en suite bedrooms, each complete with plasma TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, plus hairdryer. Ironing facilities are available, on request. The rooms display original artwork depicting architecture from the surrounding areas, by a student at Warminster School. Warminster is a beautiful market town, with fine Georgian architecture, nestling in chalk down-lands and surrounded by stunning countryside. The name Warminster first occurs in the early 10th century, a name thought to derive from the name of the River Were, which runs through the town and can be seen running through the middle of the town’s park and pleasure grounds. Warminster has always had strong military connections; during World War I, soldiers from Australia, New Zealand and Canada camped in the villages around Warminster, where they trained for a life in the trenches.


The Old Bell Warminster -
On a fine evening you can enjoy a drink and a meal al-fresco style in the courtyard - the perfect place to unwind. The bar area and courtyard are dog friendly, so you can enjoy a relaxing drink after a long walk with your four-legged friend. There is a separate relaxed restaurant and bustling bar area but they can also host private functions including weddings in the 150-capacity function room upon request. The Old Bell is within easy reach of many places of interest and beauty including Longleat House, Wookey Hole, Stonehenge, Avebury, Salisbury and its Cathedral and the ancient city of Bath. Please be aware that on a Friday and Saturday night they have a late license with disco till 2am and Karaoke until midnight on Thursday. The pub is the busiest in the area and will be noisy until close. If you are planning on booking a room on a Friday or Saturday night please bear this in mind.


Hunters Moon Hensford Marsh, near Warminster -
Situated South of Warminster, Hunters Moon is set in four acres offering coarse and fly fishing (at an extra charge), an ideal spot for pleasure anglers, nature lovers, walkers and cyclists. The Bar and Restaurant provides a great range of beers, wines and spirits, with a lunch and evening menu to suit all. A Function Room ideal for hosting a variety of events such as Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings and Christenings for up to 100 people. Log Cabins provide accommodation of varying sizes overlooking the lakes, giving a picturesque view, peace and tranquillity for all. The town centre is only a short drive or walk away. Shops, pubs, restaurants/tea rooms, a swimming pool, gym, buses and a train station are all available in Warminster. Longleat, Salisbury, Stonehenge and Bath, to list a few, are all attractions within easy reach of Hunters Moon. A short break or one- or two-week itinerary can be catered for quite easily.

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Places to Get Married in Warminster

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The Gathering Monkton Deverill, near Warminster -
With easy access directly off the A303, but a mile drive in so you are not aware it is there at all, the farm is a tranquil haven and offers magnificent far reaching 360-degree views. The traditional brick and flint heritage barns, built in the 1800’s, started life as a general agricultural building, then a horse livery yard. On deterioration of the barn it was decided to give it a new lease of life and capitalise on the spectacular settling by transforming it into a venue for all occasions, with luxury accommodation. The Gathering Barn is all about giving you the time and space to create your own tailor-made celebration. Individuality is positively encouraged and the stunning blank canvas allows imaginations to run wild and unique spaces to be created. A 4-day exclusive hire of the venue and accommodation, from a Thursday morning to a Sunday afternoon, allows a gentle build up to the Saturday Wedding, with ample time to decorate and party and then a chilled Sunday to wind down, open presents and relax. With under floor heating throughout and a log burner, the venue cosily caters for winter weddings too. Set around the south facing courtyard the U-shaped building includes 2 barns Licensed to hold Marriage Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships. The Long Barn holds 120 for the ceremony, 100 seated at tables, with 80 on the ground floor level and 20 in The Loft and 160 standing. The Middle Barn holds 100 for the ceremony, 65 seated at tables and 100 standing. The whole venue holds a maximum of 200 people including staff.


Bradley House Maiden Bradley, near Warminster -
Home to The Duke of Somerset, Bradley House welcomes guests and businesses to enjoy a unique experience for any event in one of Wiltshire's finest venues near Bath. This 17th Century stately home set in an area of outstanding beauty provides guests with the opportunity to hold their celebrations in a location steeped in English history and heritage. Whether by horse drawn carriage or vintage car, arriving at Bradley House beneath overhanging beech trees never fails to impress. As the backdrop for your wedding, this 17th century home offers much more than breath-taking beauty and historic grandeur. Situated in an area of natural outstanding beauty, Bradley House offers couples to celebrate their wedding day at one of Wiltshire's most special wedding venues close to Bath, Warminster and Frome.  As well as 50 acres of private Wiltshire countryside to explore, Bradley House offers guests accommodation, dining space and on-site bar. Licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 80 people within the house or Religious ceremonies in All Saints' Church adjacent to the house for up to 150 people. Wedding breakfasts for up to 90 people can be held in renovated 'Coach House' or for up to 200 guests in a marquee within the grounds. Evening dancing and celebrations within the Coach House. With 7 beautiful bedrooms, host the whole day at Bradley House and continue the celebrations with your guests the following morning over a leisurely breakfast. You will have the full support of the dedicated Wedding Coordinator and a toastmaster can be provided on the day to ensure it runs just as planned. With special accommodation rates and ample free parking on site, your guests can completely relax into the evening.  The stunning grounds and countless photo opportunities inside as well as out, ensure that whatever the weather your photographs will definitely be something to look back upon.  Recognised as one of Somerset and Wiltshire's best wedding venues.


The George Inn Longbridge Deverill, near Warminster -
Nothing beats a cosy, classic pub – the smell of a real fire, a delicious home cooked meal and your favourite tipple. Situated on the banks of the River Wylye in the charming village of Longbridge Deverill, The George Inn is the perfect escape, whether it’s for a weekend break or an outing with friends and family. A traditional coaching inn set within an acre of grassland, The George prides itself on serving excellent food, with the freshest ingredients, in a welcoming atmosphere. With 12 en-suite bedrooms, The George is not only a much loved local, it is also a relaxing retreat for those visiting the area. When it comes to weddings, The George is very versatile with the option of using the orangery or function room indoors or a marquee wedding in the grounds. They’ve also hosted a vast range of weddings from formal to vintage, themed to humanist. When you book with The George you will have your very own bar, personal entrance, function room, orangery, terrace and self-contained facilities. The extensive garden with its riverside backdrop offers an excellent place to take some beautiful photos to capture your special day. The George holds a licence to hold civil ceremonies for up to 60 people in the orangery and 80 people in the function room. They can offer a discount on room hire for mid-week weddings as well as offering marquee weddings to allow for a higher capacity of guests.

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Event Planning in Warminster


Complete your event in Warminster with DarkStar Discos. We are the Warminster marquee hire experts that offer the following services which can remove any event planning stress. Bars - You don't need to spend too much time looking for the perfect drinks for your event, we have a team that can take care of that for you. Lights - No need to stress out in finding and setting up the lights for your event. DJ and Staffing - Let our DJ take care of the music for your event. Our staff will also be the one taking care of the needs of your guests. You might also want to consider asking us to arrange the following services for your event: Professional Photographer, Event Transportation and Event Catering. Everything you need for a stunning event - DarkStar Discos, the Warminster marquee hire experts.


Top Restaurants in Warminster

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The Fire Station Warminster -
Based within the ground floor of The Old Fire Station, just behind the Athenaeum in The Close. They are an independent restaurant and look to offer everything that others cannot! The main attraction is a fabulous wood fired oven which is used extensively for most dishes, not just pizza! All the food is prepared and cooked from fresh and the coffee is arguably the best in town. Open Wednesday to Saturday 6pm-10pm and also lunchtime Saturday 11-3, fully licensed there is a general warmth and everybody is made to feel welcome.  They are also available for private functions and parties. When you take a look, you will note that it’s not the largest menu, but that’s simply because everything is freshly made! They are very friendly to all dietary requirements and offer various gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options The team are happy to discuss any choices in advance. To accompany the menu, they also have a specials board which can change daily. The space is welcoming and fresh with the theme of an old fire station. The history is on the walls, as are a few other fire items including helmets, hoses and the latest addition, a set of ladders from a green goddess fire engine! Many of the items are on loan from Warminster Fire Station.


The Weymouth Arms Warminster -
Exquisite food, great value for money and fresh local produce. There’s a reason why the Warminster locals fill the restaurant every day! This beautiful inn provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere, where guests can relax in total comfort and enjoy the best of seasonal, unpretentious menus. As well as fabulous food, fine wines, great local ales and ciders, there are eight en-suite rooms available for bed and breakfast if you don’t fancy the drive home. The Weymouth Arms is one of the oldest licensed houses in Warminster. Originally a substantial private house, it has a lot of history that has been lost but, fortunately, over the last few years has been gradually rediscovered. The talented cooking team is lead by head chef Shane. Shane has progressed through the ranks of the very finest kitchens in Europe. He has gained experience working alongside great chefs including Alan Passard (Paris), Christoph Cussac (Monaco), Michel Roux (The Water side Inn, Bray) and Michael Caines (Gidleigh Park, Devon; Head chef Michael Caines Bristol).


The Snooty Fox Warminster -
Dean, Cath and Zak Bingham welcome you to the family run snooty fox in Warminster where you can enjoy Dean and Zak’s culinary skills along with the friendly front of house experience from Cath and the team. They cater for all tastes using fresh ingredients, creating unique flavours and pride themselves on knowing their customers’ tastes and being as flexible as possible to suit individual requests. Most of the menu is gluten free and are happy to accommodate all dietary needs. They have a great reputation locally along with support from tourists who are staying in the town and surrounding villages whilst they are visiting Longleat, Bath, Stonehenge and coastal areas. You can choose to dine anywhere, from the main restaurant, the bar, on a warm summer’s day in the large colourful garden, or in the lounge area where you can sit and relax and, in the winter, enjoy the open log fire.

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Top Things to do in Warminster

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Bratton Camp and White Horse Warminster -
The original Iron Age hillfort defences were built at Bratton Camp over 2000 years ago. These earthworks protected a settlement containing round houses, granaries, stores and workshops.  The design and construction showed the effectiveness of the hillfort to its enemies. The site was excavated in the 18th century. However, three thousand years earlier a Neolithic long barrow existed on this hill, and later excavations in the 19th century uncovered human skeletons and cremations. Today, this extensive chalk grassland supports herb and grass species that provide a habitat for a diverse range of insects, including the rare Adonis Blue butterfly and the scarce forester moth. The White Horse is visible from a distance and is a famous local landscape. Cut into the chalk, the horse originally had to be scoured regularly to keep it white. The last recorded scouring took place in 1853. In the late 1950s, the horse was preserved by covering it in white-painted concrete.


Stourhead Stourton, near Warminster –
A Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden. When Stourhead first opened in the 1740s, a magazine described it as ‘a living work of art’. The world-famous landscape garden has at its centrepiece a magnificent lake reflecting classical temples, mystical grottoes, and rare and exotic trees, and offers a day of fresh air and discovery. Uncover the fascinating history of Stourhead house with an Italian ‘Grand Tour’ adventure and enjoy the unique Regency library, Chippendale furniture and inspirational paintings. The Palladian house is set amid ‘picnic perfect’ lawns and extensive parkland. Explore the 1,072-hectare (2,650-acre) Stourhead estate where chalk downs, ancient woods and farmland are managed for wildlife. The Palladian villa at Stourhead was finished in 1725 and had taken four years to build. The land had previously been owned by the Stourton’s and Henry Hoare I pulled down the near derelict Stourton Manor to build his fashionable Palladian country house which was designed by the Scottish architect Colen Campbell.


Longleat Warminster -
To wander through the sweeping corridors and grand rooms of Longleat House is to be transported back in time. Exploring this stunning example of high Elizabethan architecture – and the Capability Brown landscaped grounds surrounding it – is a day out in itself. It was substantially completed by Sir John Thynne in 1580. And today, his descendants are still lucky enough to call it their home. It’s also home to a vast range of animals in the world-famous safari park. You can hear a lion’s roar as far as five miles away. So just imagine how it sounds at five metres. There are also deer, rhinos, cheetahs, elephants, monkeys, wolves and zebra – all in separate enclosures of course! With such a full day out, you are bound to work up an appetite! The cafés offer great value and great quality with plenty of options for even the fussiest of eaters. The friendly restaurants, coffee bars and cafés supply everything you could possibly wish for on a busy day out so you don’t need to worry about feeding the family before you set out on your day of adventure.

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Warminster Today


During the 20th century, Warminster's economy became more dependent on the British Army and its associated service industries, but other new businesses also came into the area, such as intensive poultry farming, banana ripening, and shoe manufacture. It is also lucky enough to be in DarkStar Discos' area - DarkStar Discos, the Warminster marquee hire experts.During the late 20th century and early 21st century, the leisure industry has grown in Warminster, with Longleat and Center Parcs Longleat Forest becoming significant employers. Warminster was the location for a number of UFO sightings during the 1960s and 1970s. The first sighting was recorded by Arthur Shuttlewood on 25 December 1964 and he compiled a dossier of further sightings over the following year before giving it to the Daily Mirror to publish. The Daily Mirror's story gained the town some notoriety for UFO sightings, including a BBC documentary in 1966, several books published on the sightings, a 2009 conference on UFOs and a 2015 mural.

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