Cheddar Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Many of Cheddar’s businesses belong to our Chamber of Commerce and Industry which offers business owners support, promotion and a collective voice. Click here to find out more about them.
Cheddarvillage Business Directory
These are listings of businesses, self-maintained by the many and varied local traders. The aim of this directory is to create awareness of local bricks-and-mortar shops, pubs, restaurants, consultants, accommodation and service providers to generate more trade both within Cheddar itself and the wider Cheddar Valley area. If your local business is not on here, click “create a listing” below. If you can’t find a suitable category, drop a message via the contact form to ask for one to be added before you submit.
LOCATIONS OF MAIN SERVICES AND “HIGH STREET” SHOPS
Cheddar Post Office, Bath Street
Cheddar Library, Union Street
Promote your local Cheddar business to local residents and visitors to the area, with a listing in the local directory. Free listings are available for short periods, but will need renewing periodically or they will expire. This is to ensure that business owners check their information is up to date and closed businesses are automatically removed. If you think you used to have a listing here and it’s no longer visible, this is probably what has happened – but it’s easy enough to re-submit.
Directory users will be able to contact you direct from your listing and you can now also upload a small image with a paid listing. The site receives at least 5000 unique visitors (both tourists and local residents) every month in the off-season, rising to over 12000 in the main holiday periods. More information about site traffic on the advertising page.
Costs are as follows: Free listings for periods of 6 weeks only (renewable). 1 year – £30; 6 months, £18; and 3 months, £10, in accordance with general site terms and conditions. Listings are sorted by sticky / other paid / then free ads. Just Submit a Listing to join!
This web site strongly supports local shopping, and trade between local businesses. We are fortunate to have some good shops in Cheddar that offer a distinct character and something different from national chain stores.
By shopping locally it makes the village sustainable, supports local family businesses, and you are also assured of a local retail contact point for additional purchases or troubleshooting.
It also keeps money circulating within the village rather than draining away to shops in Weston, Bristol or Wells, and enables Cheddar businesses to employ more staff. So if you can find what you need in a local shop or a locally-owned internet store, save yourself some travel time, bus fares or petrol, and shop in Cheddar.
Riverside Inn Business Networking Group
Meets every fortnight for a business breakfast in Cheddar and occasional lunchtime meetings. A friendly, no-pressure environment where you can enjoy good food, introduce yourself to other local small business owners and raise money for charity at the same time. Visit the web site for more details.
Local Cheddar produce
Food and drink products bearing the Cheddar name which are made in the village or surrounding area:
Cheddar Cheese – made by many local farms, but specifically in Cheddar by the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company where you can watch the cheese being made.
Cheddar Ales – Producing quality real ales available locally in pubs and also in bottles to drink at home.
Cheddar Strawberries – once transported on the Strawberry Line railway but now sold to motorists passing along the Cheddar to Wells road.
Cheddar Spring Water – extracted from within the Mendip cave network.
Somerset Farmers Markets
These run locally, see Somerset Farmers Markets for more details.
Local veg and fruit box delivery
Riverford Farm deliver fruit and veg boxes to this area, plus other produce, every Friday. Visit their web site to find out more and place an order.