Milverton, Somerset

Barn dance in May

The Milverton Trust barn danceFollowing the success of last year’s barn dance, The Milverton Trust (TMT) is excited to be arranging another. This time TMT is teaming up with the Milverton School Association to raise funds for both organisations.

Date: Saturday 16 May
Time: From 6.30pm
Venue: Whittle’s Houndsmoor Farm barn

There will be a burger stand run by a volunteer team and a bar with a range alcoholic and soft drinks on sale. We can take cash or card.

  • Family ticket of 2 adults plus up to 2 children aged between 5 and 16 years is £20
  • Adults, 16 years +, £8 each
  • Children 5 to 16 years, £5 each

Tickets can be bought by scanning the QR code in the poster or email at

Recreation Ground Matters in January 2024

Milverton Recreation Ground is a vital village facility for everyone of all ages. If you haven’t been up recently you’ll find the Pavilion Bar a friendly place to enjoy a drink and experience some of the best views in Milverton.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Pavilion Bar January opening times

  • Wednesday 3 January 4pm – 7.30pm
  • Thursday 4 January  4pm – 7.30pm
  • Saturday 6 January  3pm – 7.30pm   
  • Wednesday 10 January  4pm – 7.30pm
  • Thursday 11 January  4pm – 7.30pm         
  • Friday 12 January   4pm – 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 17 January   4pm – 7.30pm
  • Saturday 20 January  3pm – 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 24 January  4pm – 7.30pm 
  • Thursday 25 January  4pm – 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 31 January 4pm – 7.30pm

And an important reminder for your 2024 diary…

The Annual Recreation Ground Quiz

  • Date: Friday 26 January
  • Time: Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start
  • Teams of 6 are invited. Tickets payable on the door
  • Cost £10 per person and include a cheese Ploughman’s

To book a table email Mike Sheppard at

Recreation Ground Matters in December

Milverton Recreation Ground is a vital village facility for every one of all ages. If you haven’t been up recently you’ll find the Pavilion Bar a friendly place to enjoy a drink and experience some of the best views in Milverton. We look forward to welcoming you.

Pavilion Bar opening times in December

  • Wednesday 6 December 4pm – 8.30pm
  • Thursday 7 December 4pm – 7.30pm
  • Friday 8 December 4pm – 7.30pm
  • Monday 11 December 4pm – 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 13 December 4pm – 8.30pm
  • Thursday 14 December 4pm – 7.30pm
  • Friday 15 December 4pm – 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 20 December 4pm – 8.30pm
  • Thursday 21 December 4pm – 7.30pm
  • Friday 22 December 4pm – 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 27 December 4pm – 8.30pm
  • Saturday 30 December 3pm -7.30pm

And some of you have commented on the new trees planted at the Recreation Ground. These were very kindly donated by Maggie Dinning and include a beautiful Walnut tree and seven oak trees to commemorate our late Queen’s seven decades on the throne.

Hold that date

And an important date for your 2024 diary…
The annual Milverton Recreation Ground Quiz is on Friday 26 January. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Teams of 6 are invited. Tickets payable on the door cost £10 per person and include a cheese Poughman’s. To book a table email Mike Sheppard at

Milverton Trust November update

We have been really busy the last month talking to the Milverton school association, the Pavilion and making plans for the Street Fair and Barn dance.

The TMT and the Pavilion will be holding a ‘Fun Christmas quiz’ on the 25 November at The Cricket Club Pavilion, doors open at 6.30pm for the Quiz to start at 7pm.

Max of 6 people per team. £6 per person to include Christmas nibbles on your table. This is not a bring your own event so please purchase drinks from the bar.

There will be prize for the winning team and for the most Christmassy team so get you decorative jumpers spruced up and hats out !

A Christmas raffle which will be drawn on the evening.

Book your team table by ringing Kirsty on 07801 199739.

All money raised will go to local causes in line with the TMT constitution. If you know of a worthy cause , please let me know or fill in one of our grant application.

Please remember our grant application form is held this website. If you have a village project or something that requires support in restoration which benefits the village please apply .

If you are not sure contact a trustee 

The TMT are really pleased to be working with the Milverton School Association to organise the Barn Dance planned for the 18 May at Houndsmoor Farm. Tickets will be available in the new year. We will have a few more activities for the youngsters this year.

Albert Lee and his Band

Albert Lee and his superb band are back for another intimate show at the Beambridge Inn, Wellington on Tuesday 16 May 2023 at 7.30pm

There are only 100 tickets available for this special night so grab yours now at Eventbright.

Now in his eightieth year, Albert has been on tour constantly since the early ’60s and has played on literally thousands of sessions with some of the biggest names in post-war popular music.

The 23 April and 24 April sees Albert playing at the annual Crossroads Guitar Festival in the United States with his old mate Eric Clapton and a whole host of others, so he’s sure to be on top form by the time he arrives with us next month. His return to the Beambridge promises to be a stunner!

We hope to see you there and thank you in advance for your support of local live music.

Many thanks

Nick Girone-Maddocks
Thunderbridge Promotions

Please note this is not a Milverton Music Club gig but we thought you might like the opportunity to see this guitar legend locally.

A trip to the opera

If you’ve never been to an opera, here’s your chance to immerse yourself in the amusing story of The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan, performed by Somerset Opera.

The performance takes place on Saturday 25 March in the Victoria Rooms. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets £10 each can be purchased from the Milverton Stores, cash only.


The Gondoliers (or The King of Barataria) tells the story of two charming Venetian gondoliers, Giuseppe and Marco, who are informed that due to an error of identity when they were young boys, one of them is the heir to the throne of Barataria.

They are delighted with the situation and agree to share the responsibilities of governing their new kingdom until it can be ascertained which of them is which, but matters are complicated when the Duke and Duchess of Plaza Toro reveal that their beautiful daughter, Casilda, was married to the future king as an infant.

The problem? Giuseppe and Marco are both newly married to the contadine Tessa and Gianetta, and Casilda is in love with her father’s attendant, Luiz.

Since its premiere in 1889, The Gondoliers has delighted audiences with its memorable score by Sullivan, and its political satire, cleverly tucked into Gilbert’s witty plot line.

For more details contact Sue Knowles email or phone on 01823 400609

Somerset Opera The Gondoliers

Burns Night supper

On Wednesday 25 January over 50 members of the local community celebrated a hugely successful Burns Night Supper hosted by Torquil Buist in the Victoria Rooms.

The evening  began with Scottish reels followed by a bagpiper Alastair Caygill piping in the entrance of the haggis. David Hatfield eloquently read the famous Burns poem ‘Ode to a haggis’. A delicious supper of haggis, tatties and neeps and Cranachan was served and enjoyed by all the guests.

To host your own event in the Victoria Rooms, contact Geoff on 01823 401365 or email

10 parishes festival

10 parishes festival of visual and performing arts open meeting is on Friday 10 March at 7pm in Wiveliscombe Community Centre. This meeting is open to all artists, venue and parish organisers and volunteers.

The 10 parishes festival is due to take place from 9 to 17 September 2023.

Call 01984 624564 for further information or visits 10 parishes festival.

The 10 parishes festival is operated by Wiveliscombe Area Partnership. Registered in England and Wales No. 4351175. Charity No. 1132983