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Welcome to the Drimpton village website

We are a small rural community in West Dorset made up of the village of Drimpton and its neighbouring hamlets of Netherhay and Greenham. We hope you find your online visit to our community useful, helpful and even entertaining.


Opening of Village Hall Playground and football pitch

Good news..we are delighted to announce that the Village Hall Playground is open as of today, Monday 6th July.

There are instructions on gates but to forewarn you, please be aware of the following Covid-19 Play Area Rules:-

1. Adhere to the social distancing guide of two metres where possible.

2. Be aware of the need to share equipment safely.

3. Use of play area equipment is at your own risk.

4. All children must be supervised by an adult.

5. Consumption of food and drink is not permitted.

6. Please bring your own hygiene products to clean children's hands and the play equipment.

Best wishes
Village Hall Committee


Mon. - closed
Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri. - 6pm till close
Sat. - 12pm to 3pm and 6pm till close
Sun. - 12pm to 3pm and 6pm till close.
All subject to government guidelines.
We are still taking bookings for Saturday and Sunday lunches and every evening apart from Mondays and our takeaway menu is still running - Keep safe and well. Cheers.
Steve Stanners

For bookings please call 01308867930 or 07720948100


Village Volunteers
As restrictions return as part of the response to Covid-19, this is a reminder of the village volunteers' willingness to help. We shall continue to assist anyone who is vulnerable, or having to isolate, with Shopping, Prescription Medication Collection, Check-in / Befriending Phone Calls and similar support.

To make contact please phone any of the following people:
Martin and Sarah Higgs - 01460 73915
Robin and Julie Moses - 01308 868820
Nick and Francesca Hurrell - 01308 867617

Please keep an eye on Drimpton Facebook for up-to-date information - and don't forget to reassure neighbours that they needn't struggle on without any help.

See also link to Broadwindsor Parish Council:

Broadwindsor Parish Council

Regular events

Regular events have been curtailed due to the Coronavirus

Royal Oak
Hi to all! In addition to our opening times The Royal Oak at Drimpton is offering a takeaway menu to include:
Fish and chips £8
Scampi and chips £8
Sausage and chips £5
Cottage pie with vegetables £8
Lasagna and chips £8
Roast dinner beef turkey or pork £8
Burger and chips or with cheese and bacon £8
Portion of chips £2.50
Cheesy chips £3
Garlic bread £2.50
Cheesy garlic bread £3
Vegetarian option is also available

Please note these are phone orders only from 5pm till 9 pm
Please phone 01308867930 or 07720948100

Church services:
St Mary's Church 1st & 3rd Sunday at 9.30 am
Netherhay Chapel: 2nd & 4th Sunday at 6.30 pm

Bus Service

South West Coaches run a bus service No.96 between Chard and Yeovil calling at Drimpton (Netherhay Lane).
During the Covid-19 restrictions three times daily Monday - Saturday.

Bus Timetable- scroll down to service 96