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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.


Changes to the website:
The Drimpton Archive page has been re-located to the Village section. It no longer accepts submissions.


Exciting news – Drimpton now has its three new recycling bins in the Village Hall car park to take some of the items we can’t currently recycle in our roadside collections. The bins are all clearly marked so we can now recycle aluminium foil, tetrapak cartons, and crisp, nut, popcorn and pretzel packets, plus Pringles tubes. As it’ll be village volunteers taking them to Bridport for recycling, please make sure you leave only the items specified and that everything is washed and squashed, clean and dry!

Drimpton's Making A Difference team will be at the Coffee Morning with this and other ideas for local ways we can all help each other and the environment.
Your local info and ideas are crucial – please come along and get involved.
None of us has all the answers, but together we’re a genius!

Regular events

Regular events are not always shown on the "what's on" page:
Feel Good exercises Tuesday mornings 10.30 - 11.30 Village Hall
Stillness Circles Tuesday 12 noon for 30 mins at Netherhay Chapel
Short Mat bowls Tuesday afternoon 2 till 5 - Village Hall
Fish & Chip van Tuesday evening 5 till 6 at the old bus stop

Royal Oak The ROYAL OAK is OPEN 7 nights a week serving food from 6-9pm. Also Saturday and Sunday lunch serving food from 12-3pm. For bookings please call 867930 or 07720948100. PUB QUIZ NIGHTS are every 2nd SUNDAY of every month start 8.30
Bookings for Xmas Parties are now being taken. Menus are available from the pub or can be posted.

Church services:
St Mary's Parish Church: Sunday eucharist at 9.30am (1st and 3rd Sunday), Family/Parish worship 11am 2nd Sunday, United service 4th Sunday 6.30pm (alternating with the Methodist church)
Netherhay Methodist Church: Sunday evening 6.30pm (4th Sunday alternating with St Marys)


Don’t miss your chance to chill out – our Stillness Circle meditations are held at Netherhay Chapel Community Room on the third Monday evening of the month at 6pm and also every Tuesday lunchtime at 12pm for around 30 minutes. Simply come along and join us any time you’re free – we just ask for a small donation of around £3 per session to cover costs.

More info from Helly (01308 868716), Jenny (01308 868747) or Brian (01308 868843).

Bus Service

South West Coaches run a bus service No.96 between Chard and Yeovil calling at Drimpton (Netherhay Lane) twice daily (Mon-Fri) and three times on Saturday.

Bus Timetable- scroll down to service 96