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.  Add this site to your bookmarks or favourites – make it your first port of call for local news, events and information.

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.

Cheddar village

Cheddar village centre

Cheddar has a number of distinct aspects; the main village with everyday shops, supermarket, banks, post office and historic buildings including the Market Cross (pictured above); 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 Estates; 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.

My Cheddar


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The Thursday Club @ Hannah More Cottage
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Call Sue on 01934 732235 for more details

Cheddar Car Boot and Market – doors open 6am
Aug 2 @ 6:00 am – 2:00 pm

In case of schedule changes, especially at holiday times, check web site for more details –, or contact Mr. Ashley Hann on 07831 277327.

U3A coffee morning @ Cheddar Library
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Study Time @ Cheddar Library
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cheddar Gorgeous WI
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

There’s something new happening in Cheddar. A brand new branch of
the WI has been set up – Cheddar GORGEous WI is looking to inspire a
whole new generation of local women.

We meet at Cheddar Baptist Church on the first Monday of every month
at 7:30pm.

If you would like any more information please contact Coral on
07779 967828 or Victoria on 07841 577848.

Ladies’ Tuesday Club @ Riverside Inn
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Call Kay on 01934 743146 or Sue on 01934 042020 for more details

Cheddar Open Access Youth Club
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cheddar Open Access Youth Club is run by North Sedgemoor Youth Clubs,
a Community Organisation set up in 2012. The club provides activities
for young people in year 7 and upwards every Tuesday from 7.00 –

Telephone 07530 192 653
Web site
Please call to confirm dates around bank holiday periods

Parish Council Planning Committee
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Check with regarding agendas, public access, etc.

Waste collection – recycling box 1 and 2, food waste (not refuse), and green waste for subscribers only
Aug 5 all-day

To subscribe for green waste collections contact Sedgemoor District Council. Scheme runs April to April, no discount for starting or finishing at other times.

French group @ Cheddar Library
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Self taught french group-small, friendly group, new members welcome.


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