Half Term Children’s Offer At The Stableyard

Linda Paget and her team have an amazing offer for families this Half Term holiday!
Running from Tuesday, 30th May until Saturday, 3rd June…
Children (12yrs & under) eat 2 courses for £3.50 (main & a scoop of ice cream) when an adult orders one of their lovely lunches 🙂
Book now to avoid disappointment!
Telephone: 01308 868362



Artsreach At Half Term – Thursday, 16th February, 3.30pm

A Half Term special! On Tuesday, 16th February at 3.30pm, the Comrades Hall present an Artsreach project: ‘Georgia and the Iceberg‘…

Can you imagine spending your holiday in Antarctica?  Or becoming best friends with a penguin?  When Georgia goes to visit her big sister Helena, all she wants is to explore the big frozen continent outside her bedroom window.  While Helena is focused on completing her chores, Georgia discovers a giant iceberg on a collision course with the nearby penguin colony.  If she can’t journey across the ice in time to warn them, then everyone’s in danger.  She might need some help …. A brrr-illiant adventure filled with puppetry, jokes and a heart-warming original story.

Tickets: must be booked in advance

  • £6 adult
  • £5 under 18

Available from:

Refreshments will be on sale – cash only please!
Recommended for 7+ years & their families.
Please note – children must be accompanied by an adult during the whole performance.


Broadwindsor Fun Group – Afternoon Bingo – Saturday 19th February

Start the Half Term holiday weekend with an afternoon of Bingo! All are welcome

Organised by Broadwindsor Fun Group, no need to buy tickets – just come along! You pay £3 for your first book of 6 cards and only £2 for your subsequent books. Affordable fun for all.

Your caller will be village resident, John Staff.

Prizes are awarded for winning a line and for a Full House.

Doors open at 1pm. “Eyes down” at 1.30pm

Light refreshments will be available.

Please direct any enquiries to: bwfunday20@gmail.com.


Chris Loder MP Responds To Why He Voted Against Free School Meals

After being exposed as voting against the Free Meals For School Children In Need during the holidays, our local MP Chris Loder was compelled to address the issue this evening and issued a letter of response on his website.

“Many constituents have taken the trouble to write to me on the question of free school meals and I have responded to them by letter today.” – Chris Loder, MP

Read his full letter HERE.






Feed The Children

The Stableyard Restaurant is the latest to join a list of local suppliers who are offering free meals to children for Half Term week following MP’s voting down free school meals for hungry children this winter.

The full list of the 322 MPs who voted such can be found HERE. It includes our MP for West Dorset, Chris Loder.

AristotleThe Stableyard Restaurant:

are offering a free meal to children who are entitled to free school meals in the Broadwindsor, Drimpton and surrounding areas, from 28th October – 31st October.

Pre-order the night before for collection between 12pm-3pm the following day. 01308 868362
Choose from any of the following takeaway meals;
* Soup & bread
* Macaroni cheese
* Sausage and chips
* Chicken bites and chips
* Jacket potato, plain or topping of cheese & beans
* Ham, cheese or jam sandwich with crisps
All they ask is that your child attends Broadwindsor or surrounding village schools, maximum 1 meal per child per day. They are funding this themselves and it is provided on a trust basis.
Click HERE to visit their website.

L&F Catering:

From Tuesday 27th until Friday 30th October KIDS EAT FREE at Nat and Jens vans!
Pick one meal per child from our KIDS MENU
Cod, fish cake, chicken nuggets or sausage all come with chips 😋
Children must be aged between 4 & 16 and attend a local school.
As always children attending the vans need to be accompanied by an adult.
We hope lots of you will make the most of us this half term 💜

Villages visits and times:

MONDAY – Burton Bradstock 5 – 6pm Puncknole 6.15 – 7pm
TUESDAY- Drimpton 5-6pm ~ Broadwindsor 6:45-8pm
WEDNESDAY-Martinstown 5-6:30pm ~ Portesham 6:45-8pm ~ Charminster 5-6.45pm,
THURSDAY- Bradpole(post office) 5-6pm ~ Cerne Abbas 5-6.45pm
FRIDAY- Charlton Down 5-7pm


The Half Moon at Melplash:

On a no question asked basis, a free meal to children from the local area.
With only a few clicks on their website, you can choose a meal from our Childrens menu or Brunch menu which will be available to collect between 12pm & 1pm (you must select these times to qualify)
All we ask, to qualify, is the children attend a school in our local community (both Beaminster & Bridport).
This is an act of kindness in a time when worry about the future is high & is entirely non-profit. Let’s work together to end child poverty. Click HERE to visit their website.
Use promo code #helpinghand this will allow you to checkout with 100% off child and brunch menu items only.
Please think of this as a helping hand from our family to yours to.


Beaminster Food Bank:

6, Prout Bridge, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3AY
Contact: 01308 861030 (Children’s Centre)
Opening Hours: Mondays 10am – 12pm, Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm and Fridays 10am – 12pm

Bridport Food Bank:

Contact: 01308 301457
Food is distributed from 11.30am till 1pm on Walk-in-Wednesdays inside St Mary’s in South Street.

Broadwindsor resident, Paul Davies is raising funds for Bridport Food Bank – Donate HERE.



Dorset Citizen’s Advice have arrangements in place to help provide food. Their helpline is 01305 221000 and is open from 8:30am on today (Monday) or email: communityresponse@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk .

AristotleOther Businesses in Beaminster & Bridport have generous offers – please contact them to find out more.

  • Aroma Cafe, East Street
  • Bella’s, South Street
  • Brassica Restaurant, Beaminster
  • Bridge House Hotel, East Street
  • Burgers At The Bay, West Bay
  • Cilla & Camilla -Pack up boxes
  • Kernow Pantry, West Street
  • Long’s Fish and Chips, West Street
  • Moore Than Tea Cafe/Deli
  • Morrisons Community Champion
  • Refresh, South Street
  • Snack Shack, West Bay
  • The Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock
  • The White Lion, West Allington
  • Windy Corner Cafe, West Bay