Margot and Steve invite you to sample some succulent seafood at their next themed dinner evening at Thyme After time Café in Stalbridge... SOFISHTICATION ! including a gorgeous mediterranean Paella, which Margot will be cooking up outside in their marquee. Why not have a look at their menu for the evening by visiting their website, then give them a call to book your table! (Hint....these events get fully booked really quickly)
TV Chef Lesley Waters invites you to come and learn how to cook some wonderful summer recipes – and sample the results ! “Stress-Free Entertaining – Lesley’s Favourite Summer Food” will take place at Charlton Horethorne Village Hall on Thursday 16th May 2019. Tickets to Lesley's demonstration show cost £25.00 . Ticket holders should arrive at 11.00am for 11.30am. Coffee will be served on arrival. The demonstration will last between 1 - 1.5 hours.
Bring your own home-made cake and have it judged by Lesley after the demonstration in the “Great Charlton Horethorne Bake-Off”!
Their will be a super Prize draw, including a recipe book signed by Lesley
All proceeds will go towards the village hall external refurbishment project
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FOLLOWING CONTACTS
Sue Gudgeon on 01963 220249 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlton Horethorne Village Hall is available for
Groups’ and Clubs’ activities
Educational and training purposes
Musical and theatrical performances the list is endless !
We are conveniently located in the centre of the village, 5 miles from Wincanton & A303 and 5 miles from Sherborne & A30.
The Hall is available for hire at a cost of £10.00 per hour for non-commercial use and £12.00 per hour for commercial use.
To book the Village Hall please contact our Booking Secretary:
Telephone: 01963 220021
Large main hall area equipped with folding tables and upholstered chairs which can be arranged as required by the hirer.
Adaptable, modular stage for theatrical, musical or other performances with two changing-rooms back stage.
Versatile overhead heating system.
A comprehensive sound system, including roving microphones, and an overhead projection system with electrically operated screen.
Loop system for those with hearing aids.
Disabled facilities – see ‘Other Facilities’ page on our website.
The hall will seat approximately 110 people (theatre-style with the stage erected) and between 70 and 90 people restaurant-style, dependent on how the hirer wishes to arrange the room.
Helen and Vanessa invite you to their "Soup and Sweet" Charity Lunch on Friday 22nd March 2019 in The Royal British Legion, Stalbridge at 12 noon. The bar will be open. Tickets are £6.00 per head. All proceeds to The Church of St Mary in Stalbridge.
To reserve your place please call or text Helen on 07939 009 490
Stalbridge Congregational Church will be flipping pancakes during their "Pancake Supper and Quiz" evening on Tuesday 5th March from 7pm at The Congregational Church Hall in Station Road, Stalbridge. Sweet and Savoury pancakes will be on offer and teams of four will make up the quiz, so come along with your team of 4 or pop down and join a team on the night. The £5 entry fee includes the pancake supper.
St Marys Church and The Hub at Stalbridge are holding a Marmalade Sale on 23rd March. There's still time to join in with this Seville partnership by making your own for the church to sell.
The sale will take place between 10.00am and 12 noon on Saturday 23rd March in The Hub at Stalbridge, just off Station Road. All proceeds go to The Church of St Mary in Stalbridge.
The word 'marmalade' comes from 'marmelo', which is Portuguese for 'quince'. The first marmalade consumed in Britain was a thick quince and rosewater paste, and was supposed to be eaten just after your meal to help with digestion.
Most European countries use "marmalade" as a generic term for jams of all flavours, simply adding the name of the fruit to the description. In Italy, for example, jam made from oranges is called 'marmellata di arancia'.
The earliest known British recipe for marmalade made from Seville oranges is "marmelet of oranges" in a recipe book written by Eliza Cholmondeley about 1677. But marmalade was not produced on a commercial scale until the beginning of the 18th century, when an offshore storm forced a Spanish ship packed with Seville oranges seek shelter in Dundee harbour. James Keiller, a local grocer at the time, purchased the entire cargo at a very keen price, only to discover that these oranges were not sweet but sour and he couldn't sell them to anyone.
His mother, Janet, came up with the idea of replacing the quinces she usually used to make marmalade with these oranges. She sold it in the family grocers shop and it proved so popular that she began to make it year in year out. Within 20 years the demand for orange marmalade in Scotland was so great that the world's first marmalade factory was opened in Dundee in 1797.
WEDNESDAY 20th FEBRUARY 2019
Stalbridge Lunch Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every Month at Stalbridge Hall. Lunchtime is 12 noon and costs £6.50 so why not come along for some good company and good food! And not forgetting the chance to win on our Monthly Raffle! For more information please contact Marigold Edwards on 01963 363875. Our next lunch is on Wednesday 20th March 2019.
ArtsReach Touring Theatre Presents " A Barnes Supper" at Stalbridge Hall on Saturday 23rd February at 7.00pm. Alongside a feast of local fayre, The Ridgeway Singers and Band led by Tim Laycock and Phil Humphries will perform traditional songs collected across the County by the Hammond brothers, play dance tunes from the repertoire of Blackmore Vale fiddler Benjamin Rose, perform a special two part arrangement of Barnes' Linden Lea and recite some of the poems that keep alive the rich dialect of Dorset. Dialect poet William Barnes relished the country dances, folksongs and carols of Dorset, and often wrote about community celebrations, where music was a key part of the proceedings.
Tickets at £18 include a light Dorset supper served throughout the performance. Telephone booking: Williams Florist 01963 362355. For more information or to book online visit the Artsreach Website by clicking on the button below.
It's 400 years since the death of Sir Walter Raleigh and here at his favourite pub The Virginia Ash we are marking the occasion with some very traditional dishes he would have loved if he popped in today for a pint, a pie and of course a pipe of his famous tobacco!
Join us on Monday evening 29th October for some lovely comfort food classics and meet our very own Sir Walter! Considering how he died we won't be serving chops (he was beheaded), but as well as our usual dishes our specials for the night will include:
So why not come and join us to mark occasion, raise a glass to Sir Walter and enjoy some heart warming home cooked food for this special Knight!
OPEN ALL DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK
• DINING HOURS: MONDAY TO SATURDAY 12 NOON - 2.15PM AND 5.30PM - 8.30PM • SUNDAYS 12.30PM - 6.30PM •
(LAST ORDERS FOR MEALS ARE 2.15PM AND 8.30PM MONDAY - SATURDAY AND 6.30PM ON SUNDAY)
TABLE BOOKINGS AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES: 01963 363 868
• THE VIRGINIA ASH, SHERBORNE ROAD, HENSTRIDGE, SOMERSET BA8 0PL •
Yes, authentic German sausages will be on sale again at the spectacular Stalbridge YuleFest, returning after the extremely successful first year..."Welcome to Stalbridge Yulefest, the second instalment!"
There's plenty to do in Dorset over the summer but relatively little over the winter. Stalbridge Yulefest appeals to the whole family, young and old, with music, good food and drink, children's entertainment and festive shopping opportunities. All are located undercover in a decorated and fairy-lit village of marquees and tipis surrounded by the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas.
In 2018 Stalbridge Yulefest is taking place over two days: Friday 7th December is for over 18s only and starts at 6pm whereas the Saturday 8th December is for everyone and starts at 2pm when the Christmas market and children's tent open.
For adults there's live music from a variety of bands plus an Oktoberfest style bar offering quality German pilsners. For children there's a dedicated marquee with disco, bouncy castle, skittle alley and face painting. Stone-baked pizzas, authentic German sausages, mulled wine and warm mince pies will be on offer and on the Saturday a variety of stall holders will be selling Christmas trees, wreaths, gifts, food and drink.
You can now buy tickets for Stalbridge Yulefest 2018 online or at Stalbridge Garage!
We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information, online tickets and updates visit the website by clicking on the button below...
It's going to be a classic evening at The Virginia Ash Pub in Henstridge tonight as many fine vehicles will be on display in the car park for their "Classics at The Ash" evening. So grab a pint, drool over some classics, then drool over some lovely home-cooked classic pub food. Have a look at their main menu below, and don't forget to check out the specials boards on the bar when you're there!
Stalbridge Friday Morning Coffee Group will be serving "High Tea" as part of their Autumn Fayre on Sat 27th October... The event runs from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Stalbridge Hall. Entrance is 50p. There will be various stalls including craft, cards, books and a raffle. "High Tea", consisting of Sandwiches, Cakes and Tea or Coffee will be available at £5 per person.
OPEN ALL DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK
DINING HOURS: MONDAY TO SATURDAY 12 NOON - 2.15PM AND 5.30PM - 8.30PM • SUNDAYS 12.30PM - 6.30PM.
(LAST ORDERS FOR MEALS ARE 2.15PM AND 8.30PM MONDAY - SATURDAY AND 6.30PM ON SUNDAY)
TABLE BOOKINGS AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES: 01963 363 868
THE VIRGINIA ASH, SHERBORNE ROAD, HENSTRIDGE, SOMERSET BA8 0PL
ScreenBites Food Film Festival presents the film 'Marie Antoinette' at Milborne Port Village Hall on Saturday 20th October 2018. Made in 2006 and directed by Sofia Coppola the film is an impressionistic portrait of the life of the young queen of France, who famously told the bread-starved 'miserables' of pre revolution france to "Eat Cake!" Book your slice by visiting the screenbites website.
You must be crackers if you're not going to the Cheese Festival in Sturminster Newton on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September. With food demonstrations, Music and entertainment and Children's activities there's something for all the family! Tickets are for sale on the days of the Festival only, £6 per adult, 14 years and under are free. For more info see the website below.
Come and have a cake and a catch up at the Stalbright Community Café and Fundraising Fair! Saturday 1st September, 10am until 12pm in The Hub@stalbridge.
Please help support these local groups
Angel Rabbit Rescue
Anne Harris Children’s Charity
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance
Stalbridge Archive Group
Stalbridge Community Information Office
Stalbridge Congregational Church
Stalbridge History Group
Stalbright and the Armistitch Project
Come and enjoy a cuppa, cake and a catch up
The Hub Pop Up Café
Every last Wednesday in the months between April and September The Virginia Ash Pub in Henstridge hosts a Classic Car Display in the Car Park. This month's 'Classics at The Ash' event will be special... We're having a Barbecue (indoors or outdoors) to celebrate. So grab a pint, drool over some amazing classic cars on show, then drool over our barbecue feast on Wednesday 29th August !
As well as an extensive menu of family pub favourites The Virginia Ash Pub in Henstridge offers delicious Home Cooked Daily Specials. Proprietors Katie and Viv take great care in planning the specials on offer, from Lamb Rogan Josh with rice and poppadom to Vegetable Wellington with a tomato sauce, served with salad and new potatoes, there are always new and tempting specials available. To have a look at their current specials just click on the button below to visit the Virginia Ash Website.
COME TO THE GREAT DORSET CHILLI FESTIVAL ON 28TH AND 29TH JULY 2018 AT ST GILES HOUSE, WIMBORNE ST GILES, DORSET, BH21 5ND
Some words from the organisers...
As well as hosting a chilli-con-carne cook-off, run by the UK Chilli Cook-off Association, open to pre-registered teams to battle it out for the Dorset title and a place at the national finals this year's festival also boasts chilli plant growing competitions, chilli pepper growing competitions, and chilli sauce competitions too! This is sure to be a great day out for chilli enthusiasts, food lovers and families. So if you enjoy the sensation of steam coming out of your ears then this is the Chilli Festival for you! We have some of the country’s most respected chilli companies showcasing their plants, seeds and condiments; chutneys, hot sauces, chilli chocolate, relishes, pickles and oils.
Speak to the experts and discover how to cook with chillies and which chillies to use that won’t blow your head off. The stallholders all love chillies and will be only too pleased to talk to you.
BUT if you don’t like it hot there’s plenty of choice from the stallholders for the less robust palette. Artisan bakers, cheeses, chocolates, jams, garlic, Spanish charcuterie, chilli ginger beer, Dorset ice cream, wooden boards and smart kitchen knives for chilli-chopping, ironwork, ethnic clothes and bags, ceramics, outdoor woodburners and jewellery......
Have a look at the website for more info on this great day out!
The Virginia Ash Pub in Henstridge has a new website! Here you will find all our menus. A varied selection of home cooked family favourites is always available throughout our lunchtime and evening dining hours, and our Sunday lunches are renowned throughout the area. Proprietors Katie and Viv invite you to take a look at our new website, then come and visit us soon - you will be most welcome!
OUR DINING HOURS ARE:
MONDAY TO SATURDAY 12 NOON - 2.15PM AND 5.30PM - 8.30PM • SUNDAYS 12.30PM - 6.30PM. (LAST ORDERS FOR MEALS ARE 2.15PM AND 8.30PM MONDAY - SATURDAY AND 6.30PM ON SUNDAY) ADVANCED BOOKINGS ARE ADVISABLE, PLEASE TELEPHONE: 01963 363 868.
And did you know that we have a lovely, tranquil walled garden at The Virginia Ash? You can barely see it from the road, but in our grounds we have the most beautiful secluded garden areas, with outdoor tables nestled between palms, trees and unusual shrubs. On sunny days and balmy nights you can enjoy your lunches and dinners here, served outside to your table!
Jude from Gray's of Stalbridge invites you to join her and friends for a Drop-in Coffee Morning from 9.00am to 1.00pm on Thursday 26th July 2018. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided so why not pop along and have a natter? This Coffee Morning will be in aid of NASS (The National ankylosing spondylitis society). There will be cakes to buy and a raffle etc. This will help us raise funds for NASS, this debilitating condition.
What is it?
Ankylosing spondylitis, is a painful, incurable inflammatory arthritis mainly affecting the spine. Inflammation occurs around the spine causing pain, stiffness and fatigue. Over time repeated inflammation can lead to fusion of the vertebrae causing more pain and restricted mobility.
Grays of Stalbridge
High Street, Stalbridge DT10 2LJ
Stalbridge Primary School invite you to their "Blooming Great Tea Party" on Wednesday 20th June 2018 from 3pm onwards at Stalbridge Primary School, in aid of The Marie Curie Organisation. The money raised by this event will help Marie Curie Nurses care for people living with a terminal illness across the UK.
So what happened to The Stalbridge Arms? Well, since we last spoke to you the process of planning, architects, arranging trades etc has taken some time, as it normally does with listed buildings and conservation areas. But we haven't been sitting around with our Arms folded (so to speak)....we've purchased, renovated and opened another one of our pubs....The Star at Star, which opened on 11th May near the Mendip Hills in Somerset. And the good news is... You're next, Stalbridge! The full renovation of The Star at Star took less than two months so as soon as the starting pistol fires for The Stalbridge Arms we will be 'Bolting' to the finish line in record time!
In the meantime why not have a look at our new pub, The Star at Star and perhaps even pay us a visit while you wait for your new Stalbridge pub to be finished? And hopefully soon we will be able to welcome you with Open Arms!