Lunch clubs and pop-ins

This factsheet signposts the reader to lunch clubs, Pop-ins and social opportunities in the Purbeck and North Dorset area.

North Dorset

Blandford Forum

Age Concern Blandford

4 Nightingale Court
East Street
DT11 7ED

Pop-In club held at Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, for further details contact Carol Bunnagar on 01258 458250.

Blandford Methodist Church

The Close
Blandford Forum
DT11 7HA

Lunch Club meets on Tuesdays and Fridays. For further details contact Mrs Thelma White on 01258 454020. Transport is not available.

Brendoncare Social Clubs in Blandford

Brendoncare run a number of social groups in the Dorset area. 

For more information on clubs offered by Bendoncare, please visit their website by clicking here

Tel: 01962 857099

Okeford Fitzpaine Lunch Club

Okeford Fitzpaine Village Hall
Okeford Fitzpaine
DT11 0RE

Lunch Club meets on the 1st Friday of the month, for further details call 01258 860571.

The White Horse Senior Citizens Lunch Club

The White Horse Pub
Shaston Road
Blandford Forum

Lunch time meals available Monday - Sunday and 2 course evening meals for £6.50 available Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Booking is advisable, for further details call 01258 453535.

Gillingham and Shaftesbury

Age Concern Gillingham and Shaftesbury Pop-In /Combined Lunch Trips

The Pavilions
Martins Lane

Pop-In 1st Monday of the month at 10.30am (call for lunch dates), contact Jean Brake for further details 01747 853966.

Gillingham Day Club

Bones Youth Club
The Cottage
Cemetery Road

Meets every Wednesday 10am – 3pm term time only, for further details contact Teresa Kinsmill on 01747 826878.

Shaftesbury Fiftyplus Lunches

Quarterly visits to local Shaftesbury restaurants, for further details call 0845 456 4995.


Bourton Lunch Club
Bourton Village Hall

Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month from 12.30-2pm, for further details contact Harriet Palmer on 01747 840057, or Kathy on 01747 840709, or Biddy on 01747 840257.

Marnhull Community Café

Marnhull Methodist Church
Burton Street
DT10 1PS

Meets on the 3rd Friday of the month from 11am – 12noon, for further details contact Deborah on 01258 471419.

Marnhull Lunch Club

Marnhull Village Hall
Burton Street
DT10 1PS

Meets on the 1st Friday of the month, transport available. For further details contact Norval Faro 01258 820058.

Silton Village Soup Club

Silton Mews
Church Road
Nr Gillingham
Meets on the 3rd Monday of the month, for further details contact Marian Honnywill 01747 840507.

Also Silton Village Sunday Lunch meets on 2nd Sunday of the month, further information also contact Marian Honnywill.


Pimperne Lunch Club

Pimperne Village Hall
Newfield Road

Meets every Thursday at 12.45pm, for further details contact Jean Coull on 01258 453422 or Beryl Edmonds on 01258 454771.


The Senior Lunch Club

Digby Road

Meets Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 12.30pm – 1.30pm. £4 for a 2 course meal from a choice of 3 menus (please order meal by 11.30am); coffee is served from 10am. For further details contact Day Centre Manager on 01935 814680.


Stalbridge Lunch Club

Stalbridge Village Hall
Lower Road
Sturminster Newton
DT10 2NJ

Meets every Wednesday from 12 noon – 1.45pm. Meals cost approximately £5 for a 2 course meal with tea and coffee. This club closes for the summer and re-opens in September. For further details contact Marigold Edwards on 01963 363875.

Sturminster Newton

Age Concern Club

The Exchange
Old Market Hill
Sturminster Newton
DT10 1FH

Meets every Thursday between 12.30pm – 1.45pm, for further details call 01258 475582.

Hillside Hungry Lunch Club

Village Hall
Part Way
Hazelbury Bryan
DT10 2NJ

Meets monthly on a Tuesday, for further details contact Gillian on 01258 818121.

Lydlinch Golden Age Club

Hooper Hall

Meets on 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2.30pm. Light refreshments are available. Guest speakers and bingo/quizzes are organized. Areas covered: Stalbridge, Hazelbury Bryan, Bagber and Lydlinch. No joining fee charged.

The Winterbornes

Charlton Marshall Lunch Club

The Church Room
1 The Close
DT11 9PA

Meets on the 1st Friday of the month, for further details contact Tina on 01258 452380.

Milborne St Andrew Lunch

Milborne St Andrew Village Hall
The Causeway
DT11 0JF

Meets on the last Saturday of the month, for further details contact Margaret Kirk on 01258 837749.



Lytchett Matravers

Lytchett Matravers Day Centre

Abbots Court
Lytchett Matravers

Meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month between 10.30am – 3.30pm. £4.50 for coffee, lunch, tea. Transport is available. The Day Centre is run by volunteers, and caters for residents of Lytchett Matravers only. For further details contact: 
Mrs P Wollan
74 High Street
Lytchett Matravers
BH16 6BJ
Tel: 01202 622665

Lytchett Matravers Lunch

Lychett Matravers Methodist Church
Wareham Road
Lytchett Matravers
BH16 6EA

Meets on the last Wednesday of the month, for further details contact Sheila Newnham on 01929 459319.

Lytchett Minster

Age Concern – Lytchett Minster and Upton

For details of local lunch clubs and pop-ins contact: Maureen Munford on 01202 622744 or email

Open House Lunches

St Dunstan’s Church
New Road
Lytchett Minster
BH16 6JQ

Meets every Thursday between 12 noon and 1.30pm, for further details contact Carole Singleton on 01202 621509.


Church Knowle Luncheon Club

Church Knowle Reading Room
Church Knowle
BH20 5NG

Meets monthly, for further details contact Colin Page on 01929 551406.

Emmanuel Church Drop-In and Lunch

Victoria Hall
Victoria Avenue
BH19 1AX

Meets on a Wednesday once a month contact 01305 839579 for further details.

Swanage Hopper Lunch Trips

The bus will collect you from your home and take you to a pub or restaurant in the Swanage area for lunch. This takes place various Tuesdays, for further details contact either Linda Peterson on 01929 427097, Mo Andrews on 07825 206055 or Pearl Cullen on 01929 425426.

United Reform Church Lunch

United Reform Church
137b High Street
BH19 2NY

Meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, for further details contact Maureen Marriott on 01929 426325.


St Dunstan’s Church

Poole Road
BH16 5JA
Tel: 01202 622253

Lunch club every Thursday 12 noon – 1.30pm. Contact: Rev Jean de Garis.

Young at Heart Club

Tel: 01202 623712

For people aged 50+ years. Meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month between 2pm -4pm. £5 joining fee, £1 per visit. Tea and cakes, social activities, speakers and entertainment. Not open during August.


Bere Regis Pop-In

Lower Room
Drax Hall
North Street
Bere Regis
Tel: 01929 472023

Meets Monday and Friday between 10am – 12 noon. Transport is available. There is no fee although contributions towards refreshments are welcomed. Social events are organised for people of all ages. Everyone is welcome to pop in. Volunteers are welcome to help with the project. Contact: Alison Bennett.

Project Purple Pub Lunches

Meets fortnightly on a Monday and Thursday for lunch in various local pub venues in the Dorset area. Cost of lunch ranges from £5-20 depending on venue. Run by the Project Purple group from Bournemouth Age UK, for further details contact Age UK Bournemouth on 01202 530530.

Sunshine Club

Masonic Hall

Meets on Mondays at approx 12 noon – 4pm. £2.50 annual fee, plus £1.50 per week for the provision of light refreshments. Outings, holidays and a range of activities are organised. For further details contact: Mrs Bassett on 01929 553943.

United Reform Church Lunch

Church Street
BH20 4NF

Meets every Tuesday at 12.30pm, for further detail contact Ken Bird on 01929 556976.

Wareham Parish Hall Lunch Club

Parish Hall
The Quay
BH20 4LP

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, for further details contact Carol Turner on 01929 556761.

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