Our Discovery - from Corsley Primary School to Corsley Conference Centre

We stumbled across the old school in Corsley in February 2008 on a bitterly cold day. Even though the building was empty, it clearly retained a welcoming atmosphere. On that first visit, we could see the potential for creating a dedicated meeting, training and conference centre which perfectly adapts for parties and celebrations. The process of buying it at auction let alone the renovation was, shall we say, challenging (just like those TV programmes) but the result was well worth the blood, sweat and tears.

So, how did I ended up in this quiet, corner of Wiltshire? Originally from Tavistock, Devon, I have lived in London and Brisbane. As well as travelling throughout Africa, India and Asia, I have made several trips to Europe. My travels finally led me to Frome where I have lived since 1992. Nowadays, my trips are closer to home although I occasionally manage to escape to the hills of NW Majorca and Dorset.

My career has mainly been in business and administration where I have been drawn to the medical and healthcare fields. My forte is setting up efficient systems and marketing. Whilst living footloose and carefree in Queensland, I set up a catering business providing a range of vegetarian dishes, desserts and cakes to local restaurants and shops.

On my return from Australia I have been jointly responsible for bringing up two fabulous children and setting up the European College of Bowen Studies. ECBS runs training courses in the Bowen Technique ( www.thebowentechnique.com ). As Co-Director I have been very much 'behind the scenes' focussing on the continued promotion, marketing and administration of courses throughout the UK.

I have lost count of the number of courses and meetings I have arranged but I certainly know the little touches which make all the difference to the success of an event. I look forward to meeting you and I invite you to phone me 01373 461812 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to know more. You can be sure of finding us approachable and friendly, professional and efficient. With a sharp eye for detail and a deep love of this old building, running the Corsley Conference Centre is the most rewarding and fulfilling career to date. I look forward to sharing it with you.

Accommodation close to Corsley Conference Centre

Open this PDF file for our extensive list of local B&Bs and hotels. None are far from the Corsley Conference Centre.

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Catering for your meetings and events

Food is a particular passion for us. Our emphasis is on freshness
and simplicity.  

We serve filter coffee and a selection of speciality teas for morning
and afternoon breaks.

We are very flexible so don't feel limited to the menu samples below.
If you fancy something different, please ask. We can cater for all dietary needs such as vegetarian, vegan, wheat/gluten/lactose free or any other requirements.

Likewise, if you don't want us to cater, you are welcome to bring your own food onto the premises.

The following sample menus serve as suggestions only.

Finger Buffet
Home made soup of the day
Selection of sandwiches;
Prawn Mayonnaise
Roast Beef and Horseradish
Brie and Cranberry
Cheese and Chutney
Wiltshire Ham and Wholegrain Mustard
Batons of cucumber, carrot, red pepper with hummous
Potato Crisps
Fresh Fruit Kebabs
Homemade Cake

Chilled Juice and Water
Tea and Coffee

Warm Light Lunch
Home Made Soup of the day
Quiche. Suggested Fillings;
Traditional quiche Lorraine with bacon
Mediterranean vegetables
Smoke salmon and Dill


Red Cabbage and Apple
Carrot Hazelnut and Orange
Warm Potato and Chive
Beetroot and Sour Cream
Cous-Cous with Peppers and Almonds

Selection of Cheeses
Fresh Fruit
Chilled Juice and Water
Tea and Coffee

Hot Lunch

Chicken Chasseur
Beef Stifado
Vegetable Curry
Served with Rice or Creamy Mash as appropriate

Selection of Light Desserts
Lemon Syllabub
Seasonal Fruit Tart
Raspberry cheesecake
Light Caramel Oranges
Fresh Fruit Salad
Tea and Coffee

Catering for weddings
we recommend

'A Bit of a Do Catering' - Joanna Pobjoy 
01373 830 426 / 07801 070 222
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'Celebration Catering' - Sandy Parrish
01373 832 522
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Andy Hinton from Hinton Hog Roasts
01380 831 029 / 07789 845 506


Minutes from the mainline train stations of Frome, Warminster, Westbury

From Bath. Click for map
Follow A36 towards Warminster and Frome
Go through two roundabouts.
Pass The Bell pub at Standerwick and climb hill along dual carriageway.
Take a left on A3098 Chalcto Lane signposted Chapmanslade and Westbury.
At top of ramp turn left at A3098 signposted Chapmanslade and Frome
Enter Chapmanslade and look for red phone box
Turn left at phone box Huntenhull Lane signposted Corsley.
Follow this road for one mile until you reach the church on your left.  The Corsley Centre is now on your right.
Turn right and after 40 metres the entrance and parking is on the right to the rear of the centre.

From Westbury Click for map
Leave Westbury following A350 toward Warminster
At first roundabout, with service station, take third exit onto A36
After 1.7 miles mile take first exit left to A3098
At T-Junction turn left signposted Chapmanslade and Frome
After 1/2 mile turn left at red phone box- Huntenhull Lane signposted Corsley
Follow this road for 1 mile until you reach a church on your left
The Corsley Centre is the old school building on your right opposite the church
Turn right and the car park is 40 metres on your right behind the building.

From Bristol via M5. Click for map
From Follow signs to Bradford on Avon (BOA)
Go through BOA town centre, over River Avon
Follow signs towards Frome
Straight on to Wingfield through traffic lights and past The Poplars Pub on right
Straight across at next junction.
Right at next T junction past The Bell pub on right
At roundabout turn left onto A36
Straight on at next roundabout A36
Pass The Bell pub at Standerwick and climb hill along dual carriageway.
Take a left signposted Chapmanslade. At junction turn left and go into Chapmanslade village
Turn left at phone box and follow this road for one mile around sharp left then right bend.
The Corsley Centre is on the right, opposite the church, turn right, and the entrance and parking is to the rear of the centre.

From South.Via Salisbury. Click for map
From Salisbury follow the A36 via Wilton towards Warminster for 21 miles.
At Cley Hill roundabout, take the first 1st exit, signposted Frome
At next roundabout Picket Post take third 3rd exit, A362 signposted Frome.
After 1 mile turn right signposted Chapmanslade
Follow this road for 1 mile until you reach the church (on your right).
The Corsley Centre is opposite the church
Bear left, proceed for 40 metres and then turn right to park at the rear of The Corsley Centre.

From South West/Exeter via A303. Click for Map
Frome the A303 take the B3092 exit toward B3095 signposted Mere/Frome. Turn right and immediately left on to B3092 Crab Lane
Continue for 9.6 miles through Maiden Bradley towards Frome
At the first roundabout take the 3rd exit onto A361 sign to Frome Market
After 1.5 miles turn right, signposted Frome and Station
Stay on this road for 2 miles. Shortly after the Lane End Sign turn left Opposite the White Hart pub.  Look for signpost  Cross Keys pub.
Continue down this lane for 1 mile.
The Corsley Centre entrance and car park is on your left.

Formerly the village primary school, the centre sits in the shadow of Cley Hill, an Iron Age Hill Fort, five miles from the town of Warminster and four miles from Frome.  On the border of Wiltshire and Somerset, the village of Corsley is beautifully quiet yet at the same time easily accessible.

It is well served by the national rail network and road access from the A36 and A361 make it an ideal meeting point between Salisbury, Swindon and Bristol.  Attendees from further afield can link with direct trains from London Paddington and London Waterloo.

The area is well populated with Bed and Breakfast facilities, as well as many more opulent hotels.  Click here for a fuller listing.

Corsley is a peaceful and inspiring setting, with beautiful walks from the centre of the village and with the world famous Longleat Estate on the doorstep.