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.
Age Concern Blandford
4 Nightingale Court
Pop-In club held at Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion, for further details contact Carol Bunnagar on 01258 458250.
Blandford Methodist Church
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. Their club in Blandford is at the following venue:
Forum Flyers, Blandford Forum Parish Centre, The Tabernacle, Blandford Forum, DT11 7DN meets on a Wednesday between 2pm – 4pm. Leaders name: Tony Hanson Tel: 01202 722211. New members and volunteers always welcome.
Volunteer Manager: Tony Hanson
Brendoncare Club Poole
275 Ashley Road
Tel: 01202 722211
Fax: 01202 734529
Okeford Fitzpaine Lunch Club
Okeford Fitzpaine Village Hall
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
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
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
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
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
Meets on the 1st Friday of the month, transport available. For further details contact Norval Faro 01258 820058.
Silton Village Soup Club
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
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
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
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.
Age Concern Club
Old Market Hill
Meets every Thursday between 12.30pm – 1.45pm, for further details call 01258 475582.
Hillside Hungry Lunch Club
Meets monthly on a Tuesday, for further details contact Gillian on 01258 818121.
Lydlinch Golden Age Club
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.
Charlton Marshall Lunch Club
The Church Room
1 The Close
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
Meets on the last Saturday of the month, for further details contact Margaret Kirk on 01258 837749.
Lytchett Matravers Day Centre
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
Tel: 01202 622665
Lytchett Matravers Lunch
Lychett Matravers Methodist Church
Meets on the last Wednesday of the month, for further details contact Sheila Newnham on 01929 459319.
Age Concern – Lytchett Minster and Upton
For details of local lunch clubs and pop-ins contact: Maureen Munford on 01202 622744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Open House Lunches
St Dunstan’s Church
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
Meets monthly, for further details contact Colin Page on 01929 551406.
Emmanuel Church Drop-In and Lunch
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
Meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, for further details contact Maureen Marriott on 01929 426325.
St Dunstan’s Church
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
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.
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
Meets every Tuesday at 12.30pm, for further detail contact Ken Bird on 01929 556976.
Wareham Parish Hall Lunch Club
Meets on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, for further details contact Carol Turner on 01929 556761.