Lunch clubs and pop-ins
This factsheet signposts the reader to lunch clubs, Pop-ins, and social opportunities in the West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland area.
Beaminster Social Lunch Club
Beaminster Public Hall
Lunch Club meets first Thursday of the month at around 12 noon. For more information contact Joan Wilkinson on 01308 488375.
Tuesday Lunch Club
Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month, for further details contact Ruth Smith on 01305 263834.
Age Concern Bridport
Chancery House Day Care Centre
Tel: 01308 459847
Lunch Club available Monday to Friday, contact either Mary Conde or Julie Hicks on 01308 459847 for further details.
Five Bells Pub Lunch / Five Bells Pub Supper Club
Tel: 01297 489262
The Five Bells Pub Lunch deal is available on a Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. A two course meal deal is available, booking is advised, for further details contact Pat or Stacy on 01297 489262.
The Five Bells Pub Supper Club is on Thursday evenings, and is available between January and April. Customers must book, for more information contact Pat or Stacey on 01297 489262.
Monkton Wyld Lunch Club
Monkton Wyld Court
Tel: 01297 560342
Lunch club meets most 2nd Wednesdays of the month at 1pm. Meals cost £6, for further details call 01297 560342.
Morecombelake Luncheon Club
James Hargreaves Community Hall
Lunch club for people aged over 70, or those who live alone. Meets on the 3rd Friday of the month from 12.30pm for a 1pm lunch. For further contact Sheila Chambers 01297 489349.
Shipton Gorge Pub Lunch
The New Inn
A pub lunch every Thursday from 12.30pm, priced £5.25. Please book by Tuesday at the latest to ensure a place. For further details contact Sandra Tyson or Gary Pellow on 01308 897302.
Tea and Chat
Bridport United Reform Church Hall
Meets every 3rd Sunday of the month from 3 – 4.30pm, except Aug and Dec. Contact Tom Murphy for further details on 01308 455674.
Winter Warmer Lunches
The Hive Beach Café
Lunch Club meets every Tues & Thurs from 1st November until 29th March from 12noon – 2pm. For further details call 01308 897070.
Cowleaze Lunch Club
Broadmayne Village Hall
Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month, for further details contact Marilyn Holehouse on 01305 261337.
Buckland Newton Lunch Club
Buckland Newton Village Hall
Meets on the 2nd Friday of the month, for further details contact Jan Burnett on 01300 345356.
Charmouth Community Lunch
Lower Sea Lane
Lunch Club meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday, excluding Jan & Aug. Contact Pauline/Peter for further details on 01297 560251
The Village Breakfast
The Magna Hollands Room
The Village Breakfast is a drop-in club that meets on Thursday mornings throughout the winter between 9am and 12.30pm. Everyone is welcome and no purchase is necessary although we have an espresso machine, and offer a nutritious and wholesome menu. Invited guests come to chat to members and almost every week the local police come along as part of their community work. It is a friendly and inclusive atmosphere, comfortable and warm where people are encouraged to bring their friends. There is no need to book. For further details contact Jan Gale on 07897 511075.
Charlestown Coffee Morning
Coffee morning every Wednesday between 10am and 12 noon. Fish and chips available once a month. For further details contact Marion Hardcastle on 01305 761744.
Chickerell Lunch Club
30-34 West Street
Lunch club meets on the 1st Thursday of the month, for further details contact Anne on 01305 783002 or Janet on 01305 750232.
Age Concern Breakfast Club
4 Prince of Wales Road
Meets every Mon, Tues, Wednesday and Friday between 9.15am – 10.30am. For further details contact Age Concern Dorchester on 01305 269444.
Age Concern – Lunch Club
4 Prince of Wales Road
Meets Wednesday & Friday at 12 noon. A two course hot lunch for £5.75 freshly prepared. For further details contact Lisa at Age Concern Dorchester on 01305 269444.
Rowan Cottage Soup & a Roll Mondays
Hot soup and good company available on Mondays from 12.30pm. Choice of two home-made soups, a buttered roll followed by tea and coffee. To book a place contact Lisa at Age Concern Dorchester on 01305 269444.
Frampton Thursday Club
Frampton Village Hall
Meets on the 4th Thursday of the month, January – July, Oct – Dec. For further information contact Mike Keene on 01300 320109 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Langton Herring Lunch Club
Langton Herring Village Hall
Lunch club meets on the last Tuesday of the month, for further details contact Sheila Milton on 01305 871202.
Maiden Newton Lunch Club
Maiden Newton Village Hall
Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, for further details contact Rev Linda Wilcock on 01300 321312.
Martinstown Lunch Club
Meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month, for further details contact Ann on 01305 889383.
Osmington Lunch Club
Osmington Village Hall
Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month, for further details contact Pam Kaile contact 01305 751600.
Piddletrenthide Lunch Club
Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall
Lunch club meets every 4 weeks on a Friday, for further details contact Sue Jennings on 01300 348076.
Portesham Lunch Club
Portesham Village Hall
Lunch club meets on the first Monday of the month, for further details contact Rev’d Ava Whittock on 01305 871271.
Coffee Morning with a difference
Easton Methodist Church
Meets every Friday between 10am – 12pm, for further details contact the POPP Office on 01305 225920.
Also Soup and Cheese on the 3rd Friday of the month, just pop in.
Ladymead Lunch Club
Lunch Club meets every Wednesday, for further details contact Linda Mounce on 01305 821389.
Salvation Army Lunch
Easton Methodist Church
Meets on the 1st Monday of the month at 12.30pm, for further details contact Geoff Lucas on 01305 830479.
The George Inn Lunch Club
The George Inn
Meets on the 3rd Monday of the month from 12noon-2pm, for further details contact Island Community Action on 01305 823789.
Monthly Lunch Club
Puddletown Village Hall
Meets on the 2nd Monday of month, for further details contact Gladys Antell on 01305 848646.
Puncknowle, Swyre & West Bexington
Puncknowle, Swyre & West Bexington Lunch Club
Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12.30pm. For further details contact Ken Martin on 01308 897622. Open to Puncknowle, Swyre and West Bexington residents only.
Sherborne & Yetminster areas
Senior Lunch Club
Meets Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 12.30pm – 1.30pm, customers must book before 11am on the day. Teas/coffees are served from 10am. For further details contact the Manager on 01935 814680, transport is available.
Meet & Eat Cookery Classes
St Paul’s Church
St Paul’s Close
Meets every Monday from 10am – 1.30pm, for further details call 01935 816444. Participants can cook and dine or just dine.
Pot Luck Lunch
Halstock Village Hall
Lunch club available every Tuesday during term time from 12.30pm. For further details contact George on 01935 891359.
Sherborne WRVS Lunch Club
Lunch club available every Tuesday, for further details contact Mrs P. Hart on 01935 873918.
Thorncombe Lunch Club
Thorncombe Village Hall
Meets twice a month on a Friday (not from mid July – September). For further details contact Pauline Holt on 01460 30428.
Thornford Lunch Club
Thornford Village Hall
Lunch club meets fortnightly on a Thursday, need to book a place, for further details contact Rachel on 07971 031398.
Meets 1st Tuesday of the month. For further details contact: Ruth Smith on 01305 263834
Wriggle Valley Lunch Club
Leigh Village Hall
Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12 noon. For further details contact Connie Wallis on 01935 872410.
Stratton Lunch Club
Stratton Village Hall
Lunch club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (not in August), for further details contact Anne Newton on 01305 265895.
Acorn Saturday Luncheon Club
5 Grosvenor Square
Meets every Saturday 10.30am – 3.30pm, a luncheon club offering a 2 course lunch, bingo, raffle, other activities, occasional outings. £8 per day, includes lunch, refreshments morning and afternoon, and raffle. No transport available so you need to make your own way there. For further details contact 01305 761828.
Age Concern Lunch Club
1 Hope Square
Meets every Tuesday and Thursday, for further details contact Nigel Coles on 01305 761828.
Angels Community Lunch
The Church Rooms
4 Church Road
Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month, for further details call 05601 792905.
St Pauls Community Hall
58 Abbotsbury Road
Meets every other Friday, for further details call 01305 771217.
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month for a carvery at:
The Rembrandt Hotel
12-18 Dorchester Road
And once a month on a Friday at:
The Crown Hotel
51/53 St Thomas Street
For further details contact Pat Staff on 01305 779393.
St Francis Lunch Club
St Francis of Assisi Church
Meets every Friday at 12pm (not Good Friday or during August), for further details contact Steve Walbridge on 07708 562002.
Sutton Poyntz Ladies Lunch
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, for further details contact Richard/Debbie on 01305 832117.
Wellworthy Sports and Social Club
Meets every Thursday from 12noon to 2pm, booking is advisable, for further details call 01305 779316.