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.

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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Cheddar Open Access Youth Club
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Check with regarding agendas, public access, etc.

Parish Council Highways and Open Spaces Committee
Sep 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 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
Sep 2 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
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

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

Gorgeous readers @ Cheddar Library
Sep 2 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Library bookgroup of 12 members, meet monthly, check with Library regarding availability of spaces.

The Thursday Club @ Hannah More Cottage
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Call Sue on 01934 732235 for more details

Cheddar Walking official launch
Sep 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Children’s story time (not in school holidays) @ Cheddar Library
Sep 4 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Sewing and crafts group @ Cheddar Library
Sep 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

An opportunity to share ideas and company. Bring your own craft, or join in talks, discussions and activities as you wish. New members welcome.


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