Cheddar village, Somerset, UK

Local Community and Tourist Information

Welcome to the original Cheddar Village web site – for everything regarding things to see and do in and around Cheddar village itself, the Gorge and Caves, getting about, community projects and local events – with links to businesses, jobs, properties, and more besides. Visit the noticeboard page and what’s on page for news of the latest events, classes, clubs etc.  Add this site to your bookmarks or favourites – make it your first port of call for local news, events and information.

Sainsbury’s statement regarding Steart Farm

Sainsbury’s statement regarding Steart Farm

“As you may be aware in May 2014 we gained planning permission for a new supermarket on the site. Following an internal review we have … Read more…

Cheddar Patient Group wins award

Cheddar Patient Group wins award

Cheddar’s Patient Group supporting the Medical Centre in Roynon Way won an award last week for the Patient Group of the Year at the Somerset Clinical … Read more…

Post office services update

Post office services update

Cheddar is without a Post Office temporarily, from this week. The Post Office are working hard to find a solution and discussions are taking place with … Read more…

Post office services in Worle

Post office services in Worle

If you need a Post Office in the coming weeks whilst Cheddar doesn’t have one, you may find this useful. If you are travelling on … Read more…

Somerset Art Weeks

Somerset Art Weeks

Somerset Art Weeks will be starting on 3rd October until 18th October. During the festival there will be two venues open in Cross, which we … Read more…


If you have an article of interest to the local community, event notices or reports, etc. (not commercial adverts though, they go in the margin) – please send them to to be posted on this web site. Please send an image that can be used with the article too though. Articles may be shared with the Cheddar Challenger too (see below) although space is more limited in that, so no guarantees.


This web site is supporting the new “Cheddar Challenger” community newsletter being produced by Friends of Cheddar Library from September 2015. The Challenger’s aims are to promote local news and events in a non-sensationalised way, support local businesses and contribute to the general sustainability and well-being of the village. Click here to find out more about the Challenger, how to get hold of one and how to contribute to future editions.


Follow this web site on Twitter to get the latest local news, interesting articles, photos, event information and more – both from Cheddar and the wider Somerset area.

You could also like the Facebook Page associated with our local community group, “My Cheddar“.

If you have local news to share, send it here!


Oct 8 all-day

The Thursday Club @ Hannah More Cottage
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Call Sue on 01934 732235 for more details

Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Thali Thursday on the CAFESketch menu TONIGHT!
Bring your own beverage and choose delightful dishes off the menu.
Doors open at 7pm

CHAFF ART Exhibition @ Cafe Sketch Cheddar
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

CHAFF art exhibition 10am – 4pm
Please find us on Facebook @CafeSketch of Cheddar or ring us on 01934 743452 for details

Children’s story time (not in school holidays) @ Cheddar Library
Oct 9 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Stories and rhymes for pre-school children, all welcome no need to book.

Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tasty Tapas on offer at Cafe Sketch.
Different dishes depending on the seasons.
All fresh ingredients from the local area.
Doors open at 7pm.
Bring your own beverage.
01934 743452 for bookings or find us on Facebook for details.

To get your own events published on this site, go here.

About Cheddar
Cheddar is a parish in Somerset known throughout the world as the origin of Cheddar Cheese, which has been produced here since the 12th Century and to this day is still stored in the Cheddar Caves to mature.

mktcross_sep15Cheddar has a number of distinct aspects; the main village with everyday shops, supermarket, banks, post office and historic buildings including the Market Cross (pictured here); the tea rooms and gift shops of the Lower Gorge area which also includes the Cheddar Cheese factory;  the Caves and Gorge tourist attraction owned and run by Longleat (part of the estate of Lord and Lady Weymouth of TV fame); and the open countryside above and around the Gorge, which is part owned by the National Trust and is within the boundary of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is also a wide expanse of flat moorland to the south of the village which is ideal cycling country. Find out more by following the links in the menu above.