NIck Tett’s 12 Days of Christmas

There are many businesses doing December/Festive competitions and raffles this year and Nick Tett Butchers in Beaminster has joined the festive sleigh with not one but twelve opportunities to win via their Facebook promotion.

Running from Tuesday, 1st – Saturday 12th December 2020, here’s what you have to do:

  • You have to be a user of Facebook
  • You have to go to Nick Tett Butchers Ltd. Facebook page HERE.
  • You then have to ‘Like‘ and ‘Follow‘ their page.
  • When the competition opens on December 1st, there will be a daily post on their page on Facebook.
    You have to both ‘Like‘ and ‘Share‘ that post on that day.

Entries are limited to one per day!

The winners will be drawn daily and drawn at random.  Prize value will be between £10 – £50. Good Luck!



Congratulations to Fruit ‘n’ Two Veg

Anthony at Fruit and Two Veg in Beaminster has won Best Independent Food & Drink Retailer in this year’s Dorset Food, Drink & Farming Awards.

Beaminster’s local fruit & veg shop, throughout Lockdown has been providing home deliveries or shop collection. The team’s health is Anthony’s top priority, because of this customers are not allowed into the shop.
beat Frampton’s of Bridport who received a Highly Commended.  Other local winners include:

  • The Half Moon, Melplash won Best Dining Experience To Go with
  • Brassica, Beaminster receiving a Highly Commended.
  • Baboo Gelato, Bridport received a Highly Commended for Food Producer of the Year.
  • Bothen Hill & Furleigh Estate, Bacchus and Asparagus, Bridport won the Business Collaboration Award.
  • DarkBear, Bridport won Best Local Food/Drink Delivery Experience.

The Awards are held by Dorset Magazine and nominations are submitted by their readers. Due to Coronavirus restrictions they have been unable to celebrate this prestigious event with their usual glittering awards dinner for all their finalists and sponsors. Winners will have their trophy delivered by Helen Stiles, the Dorset magazine editor, when it’s safe to do so.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists.





Church Remembrance Services

Public worship is suspended for the next 4 weeks. Broadwindsor church is open for prayer every morning 8am til 12 noon.

Broadwindsor Church will be open tomorrow, Sunday 8th November through to Wednesday, 11th November enabling you to go into the church for private prayer and to light a candle to remember your loved ones and to remember those who have lost their lives at war and in conflicts all across our world.  Also this year, the Church is offering people the opportunity to tie a ribbon to the church gate as a sign of remembering.  Ribbons will available and packaged up in envelopes for you to tie to the church gate.

Times of service in neighbouring villages are:

  • Beaminster – 4.00pm
  • Broadwindsor – 9.30am
  • Blackdown – 10.55am
  • Drimpton – 10.45am
  • Mosterton – 11.00am
  • Netherbury – 11.00am
  • Salway Ash – 10.15am
  • Stoke Abbot – 6.00pm

The #WorshipAtHome service for Remembrance Day is also online now: HERE.


Village Resident Launches Fund For Food Bank

Village resident Paul Davies witnessed something humbling this morning (Saturday 24th October). “In the checkout queue at Morrison’s behind a gent whose trolley was overloaded with packets of rice, bottles of Dolmio and cans of rice pudding. Nothing else. It went through at over £100. He paid with good cheer, wheeled through trolley to where they collect for the food bank and left the whole lot then walked out without any fuss. No “virtue signalling” You Sir, are a star. I hope you are a member of this site and see this- you clearly don’t want fuss but you should know how much that action means. MPs take note, be humbled and ashamed.”

Donate HERE!

“Inspired by the generosity of an anonymous gentleman in Morrisons, Bridport this morning and encouraged by the hundreds of positive responses on social media, I would like to see how much we as a community can raise to emulate the fabulous generosity of the unknown hero by raising as much as possible for the Cupboard Love Bridport food bank.
Please help if you can!!”

Donate HERE!

At the time of publishing – £135 of the £500 target has been raised 🙂




Tunnel Road Closed At Night Oct 14th – 16th

Part of the A3066 Tunnel Road by Beaminster is to close for three nights to allow power company SSE to replace old light fittings with new LED fittings.  SSE is one of the trading names of OVO Electricity Ltd

It will be shut on both sides of the tunnel, closed between 7pm and 7am on Wednesday, October 14 until Friday, October 16.

Dorset Council’s Travel Dorset website has published the official diversion route online, which will take approximately 1hr 5mins to follow the 42.2 mile route.

1 W Dibberford Farm Cottages, Beaminster DT8 3HD, UK
      68.0 km. About 1 hour 5 mins (1 hour 11 mins in current traffic)
1. Head north-west on A3066
5.2 km
2. Turn right onto A356
23.5 km
3. Turn right onto Dorchester Rd/A37

Continue to follow A37
5.6 km
4. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on A37
2.0 km
5. At Monkeys Jump Roundabout, take the 4th exit onto A35
20.6 km
6. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Sea Rd N/A3066

Continue to follow A3066
1.9 km
7. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Beaminster Rd/A3066

Continue to follow A3066
8.0 km
8. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Tunnel Rd/A3066
1.3 km
Hewstock Farm Cottage/Tunnel Rd, Beaminster DT8 3HB, UK
   Map data ©2020
road closedObviously, residents and locals will know of alternative, shorter but unofficial routes that they can take to avoid the road closure. These roads are not suitable for HGVs and should be avoided if using larger machinery.  Drive safe!

Local Employment: Cafe Supervisor at Cilla & Camilla, Beaminster

Cilla and Camilla in Beaminster are in need of a new Cafe Supervisor as their current person is moving on after five happy years there.
Duties include:
  • Ordering and maintaining supplies
  • Overseeing a small team
  • Taking responsibility for Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Ensuring an excellent level of customer service to cafe customers
Experience in hospitality and catering would be a distinct advantage, as would a flexible and positive approach to work.
They offer:
  • a competitive salary
  • 5.6 weeks holiday pay per annum
  • a generous staff discount scheme
  • a generally pleasant and friendly working environment.
Applications by email only, to attaching your CV and a covering letter.

Dorset Features in New Netflix Film ‘Rebecca’

Two years after Daphne du Maurier’s gothic novel, the most popular film in the UK in 1940 was ‘Rebecca’, directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. 

Netflix has produced an adaptation, shot last summer and this time starring Armie Hammer, Lily James, and Kristin Scott Thomas. Many locations including Mapperton House, Beaminster are used.  Mapperton provides the scene for a garden party on the lawns by the Orangery when the characters wed.  Due for release on October 21st, there is a trailer:


Yarn Barton Centre in Beaminster Open

The Yarn Barton Centre in Beaminster reopened today and will be operating 10am – 12.30pm Monday – Saturday.
It is totally manned by volunteers and provides a wide variety of services helping both residents and visitors to the area.

  • Collect Food & Recycling boxes.
  • Printing, photocopying & laminating: A3 and A4, Colour and B&W.
  • FREE drop-in computer access with Superfast Broadband & WiFi.
  • FREE Internet & computer help sessions on Wednesdays 10am – 12pm.
  • Local Transport information, bus and train timetables.
  • Food Bank collection point.
  • OS Maps & Beaminster Town map.
  • Purchase tickets for local events (when things are happening again!)
  • Operates as Beaminster Festival Box Office.
  • Purchase Car Parking permits.
  • Beaminster Clubs and Societies information.
  • Book Sale and/or Exchange
  • Local accommodation and self-catering information.
  • Tourist information.
  • Gallery of work by local artists.
  • Greeting card sales.
  • Poster Display: Events, charities and Community information.

The Citizens Advice Bureau no longer has their Thursday session but Bridport CAB can be contacted on: 01308 456594 or

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Improved Y6 Bus Timetable Starts Next Week

Somerset Buses have improved their Y6, Yeovil to Bridport service and it comes into effect next week until further notice.

Travelling to Bridport:

You can now leave Broadwindsor village at 9.42am and at 5.27pm to travel to Bridport.
There is only one bus returning from Bridport at 12.50pm from the Hospital or at 12.56pm from West Street (Nationwide) which gets you back into Broadwindsor for 1.29pm and continues onto Crewkerne and Yeovil.

Travelling to Crewkerne and Yeovil:

Alternatively, you can leave Broadwindsor at 1.29pm to travel to Crewkerne (arr. 1.50pm) or Yeovil (arr. 2.15pm).
The return journey departs Yeovil at 4.35pm, Crewkerne at 5.05pm and arrives into Broadwindsor at 5.27pm.

Bus Y6 - Sept20Bus Y6 - Sept20

Isaac Cider at The Knapp Inn

In time for the Bank Holiday weekend, the Knapp Inn in Beaminster is promoting locally brewed Isaac cider by selling a pint for just £3.00! The Knapp Inn will be open at 12 noon until 11pm/midnight.
Isaac Cider promote themselves as “Proud descendants of Sir Isaac Newton, our Dorset cider is picked by friends, brewed by family, best drunk with both.”  It is run by the Giles Wood and his family: wife Fran and sons, Rollo (25) and Bertie (28).
All live, work and make cider at the family’s home, Coombe Down Farm, DT8 3LZ Beaminster.  As you leave Beaminster on the A3066, they are the cider farm on the left hand side as you head towards Bridport.

Isaac Cider ApplesThey are currently developing their website and social media accounts but you can keep up to date with them HERE on Facebook or alternatively,
Contact them directly: or telephone: 07767 318322

Don’t forget to call into the Knapp Inn to try it.

Good luck Isaac cider!

#Broadwindsor #Beaminster #WestDorset #Dorset #IsaacCider #Apples #Family #CoombeDownFarm  #SupportSmallBusiness #SocialDistancing #StaySafe