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June 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sat 24 June
A journey in gin as The Queens Arms and Sipsmith make the perfect pairing

From the joys of juniper to the delights of distillation, The Queens Arms’ Gin Discovery event, hosted by Joe Ellis from Sipsmith, will explore the most quintessentially English of spirits 

Botanical buffs and novices alike will get a taste of The Queens Arms’ extensive list of gins on a gin glider tasting board, consisting of three varieties mixed with Fever Tree Tonic, served with individually handpicked garnishes and cucumber based snacks. With taste buds tickled, Joe will then delve into the rich history of gin and the story of how Sipsmith set up London’s first traditional copper distillery since 1820, before offering an insight into the finer points of sourcing botanicals, overnight maceration and the distillation process.

Whether served on the rocks or in handcrafted cocktails, by the open fire or on the terrace, The Queens Arms offers over 20 concoctions using local and international gins. The menu includes Conker Spirit, a local gin from Dorset’s first distillery on the backstreets of Bournemouth, served with a garnish of tonka beans which inject delicate flowery spices and a beautiful layer of vanilla. Other highlights include a Brecon Special Reserve served with a classic lime and juniper garnish, Hendrix accompanied by peppercorns and cucumber and the famous pink gin, Eden Mill, served with a beautiful hibiscus flower.

This and is a ticket only event. Tickets cost £15, which includes a gin glider tasting board and cucumber snacks, and can be purchased from Carolyn Fagan, events manager, 

The Queens Arms, Corton Denham, Sherborn, DT9 4LRContact: The Queens Arms
Telephone: 01963 220317
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July 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 09 July
9.00am to noon
Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Car Boot Sale

The Friends of the Yeatman Hospital  second Car Boot Sale of 2017 will be held at the Terrace Playing Fields, Sherborne.

Sellers form 8.15 am @ £5 per car

Buyers form 9.00 am at 50p pp

No need to book

Regret no dogs in car boot field, but welcome in adjacent areas.

Terrace Playing Fields, SerborneContact: Friends of the Yeatman Hospital
Telephone: 07790 863 518
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Sat 15 July - Sun 16 July
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lancaster Insurance Classic and Supercars Show

The great South West charity car show at Sherborne Castle.

Now a 2-day weekend event and regarded as one of the premier classic and supercars show in the south of England. 2000 cars on display from chain driven monsters to the latest supercars.  With 30 car clubs, trade, craft and autojumble stands, and excellent food outlets, this is a day for both the enthusiast and family alike. Visit the website. 

Also Motors from the 1920’s through to the early 2000’s are going under the hammer at the Charterhouse Auction being held in a marquee in the beautiful grounds of Sherborne Castle on Sunday 16th July.

To read the full article please click on the attached PDF.

Charterhouse Auction of Cars
Sherborne Castle, Dorset. DT9 5NRContact: Classics at the Castle
Telephone: 07769 114211
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Wed 19 July
Friends of the Yeatman Hospital AGM

Everyone is invited to come to the AGM of the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital to hear news both about the Hospital, and of the Friends. 

Light refreshments served after the meeting.

Digby Memorial Church Hall, Digby Road, SherborneContact: Rosie Tomlinson
Telephone: 01935 814985
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Wed 19 July
Kate Bradbury comes to the Wildlife Friendly Gardening Awards Ceremony

Tonight RHS qualified gardener, author and journalist, Kate Bradbury, will give a captivating talk on making the most out of what the natural world has to offer at the Wildlife Friendly Garden Competition Awards Ceremony. 

Organised by Dorset Wildlife Trust and sponsored by The Gardens Group, this awards scheme takes place every year to celebrate gardeners who create havens for wildlife. Before this year’s winners are announced, Kate will reveal the do’s and don’ts of organic gardening, the best natural methods for pest control and advice on wildlife friendly planting.

Doors open at 6:30pm and tickets are £5 each for non-competition entrants, which includes drinks and canapés in The Walled Garden Restaurant.


Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne, DT9 5NRContact: The Gardens Group
Telephone: (01935) 814633
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Tue 25 July
"New Ideas for Summer Wines" - Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Wine Tasting Evening

The Friends invite you to a Wine Tasting Evening to be presented by David Copp, an international Wine Competition Judge, and member of the Circle of Wine Writers.  He will have some exciting new wines to showcase.

Whilst organised by, and on behalf of the Friends, the event is also in celebration of the 30th Anniversayry of Castle Gardens.  Hence the venue of the Butterfly House.

Tickets at £12.50 are on sale at Castle Gardens, or by email to

The Butterfly House, Castle Gardens, SherborneContact: Rosie Tomlinson
Telephone: 01935 814985
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Fri 28 JulyCharterhouse Auction of Pictures, Books and Maps

A small collection of oil paintings by Fred Yates, one of Cornwall’s best loved artists, are going under the Charterhouse hammer and are expected to sell for thousands of pounds.

Please click on the attached PDF to read the full article.

Fred Yates - Pictures
Long Street Salerooms SherborneContact: Richard Bromell
Telephone: 01935 812277
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August 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Thu 24 August - Mon 28 August
From 8am. Daily
Great Dorset Steam Fair

If you are looking for an excellent fun and action packed day out for all the family, you'll love the Great Dorset Steam Fair. Traditionally this English fair is held at the village of Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside.

The Great Dorset Steam Fair is a typically British event offering a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment. Come and soak up the special festival atmosphere whether as a day visitor or taking in the full five days by camping on site. There is no other event like it anywhere in the world which is why over 200,000 visitors attend each year both from the UK and from all over the World!

Tarrant Hinton Blandford Forum Dorset DT11 8JATelephone: 01258 860361
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Sat 26 August
10:00 to 17:30

This poular Vintage and Classic Aircraft Fly-in and Classic Car Show is now in its 18th year. Decent weather can see well over a hundred aircraft on this ex naval airfield; they are backed by an equal number of oustanding vehicles from the 1930s to present day Super Cars. The event supports the airfield-based AIR AMBULANCE and (subject to tasking) this will be part of the lunchtime airpark and open for viewing. Adult admission is just £5 and acc U/16s are free. There is all-day catering and selected trade-stands. Don't miss the spectular 'Fly-past Salute' by the BBMF Lancaster and Spitfire Pair. The airfield is just off the A30 between Sherborne and Shaftesbury....a memorable and unique day-out. Visit for more details.

Henstridge Airfield (BA8 0TF)Contact: Terry A Booker
Telephone: 01202 730169
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September 2017Event TitleLocationContact Details
Sun 10 September
9.00am to noon
Friends of the Yeatman Hospital Car Boot Sale

The Friends of the Yeatman Hospital will hold their final Car Boot Sale of 2017 at the Terrace Playing Fields, Sherborne.

Sellers from 8.15 am @ £5 per car

Buyers from 9.00am @ 50p pp

No booking required

Regret no dogs in Car Boot Field, but welcomein adjacent areas

The Terrace Playing FieldsContact: Friends of the Yeatman Hospital
Telephone: 07790 863 518
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