February Diary

Regular activities (Village Hall unless stated).

Monday Pilates 1

Pilates 2

5.30 -6.30pm

6.45 – 7.45pm

Tuesday Upholstery 10.30am
Badminton 8 pm
Wednesday Free
Thursday Art 10am
Friday Art 10am
Saturday Free

Other activities


Thurs 1st W.I Rhinestone and Sequins, Memoirs of a Competitive Ballroom Dancer by Rachel Harding 7.30pm
Sat 3rd  National Trust Association Talk by Susan Vincent on Lawrence of Arabia.  Digby Hall, Sherborne 2.30pm
Mon 5th Ladies Pub Lunch. The George Inn, Longbridge Deverill Lunch
Wed 7th  Music Night at the Half Moon 8.30pm

Thurs 8th

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm
Fri 9th Film: Dunkirk.   Milborne Port Village Hall 7.30pm
Tues 13th Beer and Cheese Evening at The Grange.  In aid of the Play Area and the R.D.A. £8.00 per head payable on the door 7.00pm
Tues 20th Charlton Horethorne Gardening Club.  AGM, Dinner and Quiz. Tickets £6 per head from the Village Shop.  Charlton Horethorne Village Hall 6.30pm
Fri 23rd Wincanton Museum and History Society talk on the French Revolution by Charles de Salis.  Wincanton Memorial Hall 7.30pm
St John’s Church Services
4th February Holy Communion with Sunday School. Revd John Silk 9.15am
11th February Morning Prayer.  Revd Diane Barrett 11.00 am
14th February Ash Wednesday Holy Communion.  Revd Ian Coomber 7.30pm
18th February Holy Communion. Lent 1.  Revd Diane Barrett 9.15am
25th February Holy Communion (BCP). Lent 2.  Revd Jane Hindle 8.30am
Churchwardens Anne Jones 370626
Rosemarie Wigley 371478


Village Hall Dinner

St Margaret’s Hall Committee will be holding it’s popular Village Hall fundraising Dinner on the evening of 3rd March 2018. Since the date is the nearest to St. David’s Day, there will be a Welsh theme.

Grab a Golden opportunity to meet new people in the villages of Horsington and South Cheriton or reacquaint yourself with old friends.

A ticket costs £15 a head for three courses. Please bring your own bottle(s)

Book your seat at the table with John Macdonald on 01963 370444. Tickets are available now.

Meeting with Police

Are you concerned about policing in the area?

Come and talk with your local bobbies and other interested parties at the Wincanton Rural North and South PACT meeting at Ansford Academy main Hall, Castle Cary on Tuesday 20th February between 7 and 9 pm.

Get Involved: the world is run by those that show up

Films for the curious at Bruton

There are  two great film events coming up as part of a new exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset :  (Bruton)

The Levelling – Saturday 27 January – 4-6pm –  A drama about the Somerset floods, with a showcase of short films from the Harvest Film Festival screened before the main feature.  Mark Kermode gave The Levelling five stars and called it “A tremendous debut” for writer/director Hope Dickson Leach.

Buy tickets here :  http://wherewestbegins.org.uk/event/1108/

Watership Down – Saturday 3 February – 10-12pmFamily Saturday – Based on Richard Adams’ acclaimed novel, Martin Rosen’s animated film tells of the adventures of Hazel (voiced by John Hurt), Fiver (Richard Briers) and a group of rabbits in search of a new warren.

Following the screening, families can take part in creative activities inspired by the themes of the film, including making rabbit shadow puppets.

A free event – but mail to ensure a place (there are only 60 and it’s already popular  education@hauserwirth.com.

WhereWestBegins have other events coming up over the half term: Charlie Chaplin and circus skills at Port Regis school; Studio Ghibli’s The Red Turtle with Workshop at Bootmakers in Wincanton; The Wizard of Oz with a dance workshop from Just Dance; West Side Story with a dance workshop from Lexy Robertson).

During March there are a number of film events celebrating 100 Years of Suffrage and  Women’s Leadership in the Community with Lynne Franks and the Power Of Women.

All welcome

More details at www.wherewestbegins.org.uk

Forget Ruby Tuesday – It’s Khymer Saturday

The Half Moon, famed for its legendary Tuesday curries is branching out into delicious Cambodian Food. The  successful Horsington-based business, KHYMER KITCHEN, which has been wowing them in Bruton and Wincanton with their pop-up restaurant during the summer is coming to Horsington’s Half Moon.

Make a note in your diary. Reserve a table. It’s a 3-course Cambodian Tasting Menu at only £25 a head. Saturday evening, 20th January 2018

Khymer Kitchen is the brainchild of Simon Allen and his Cambodian wife Neang. They write:

“Khmer Cuisine is the food of The Kingdom of Cambodia. If you were to imagine a cross between Thai, Vietnamese and French cuisine’s with influences from Southern India, Sri Lanka and Mainland China you might begin to imagine what’s in store for you.

Khmer Cuisine is less spicy than Thai food. The Khmer prefer their hot chilies on the side. Also the presence, for over a century, of French colonial rule has introduced aspects of French cuisine to the Khmer palette. The Khmer now have a hundred year old tradition of Baguette making, among other things.

At Khmer Kitchen we have taken a selection of the best loved Cambodian food and, without loosing authenticity, have expanded upon it to incorporate the kind of choice that British food lovers expect.

They include: Dumplings, Noodle Dishes and Soups, Curries, (Amok and Lok Lak etc), Salads, Khmer Baguette sandwiches, Rice flour Doughnuts, BBQ Chicken and Seafood, Fish and Chicken balls and tasty Vegan and Vegetarian options

Our fruit and vegetables and our meat and fish are sourced locally whenever possible and our chicken and eggs are free range. We grow many of our own herbs ourselves as these extraordinary Khmer flavors would not otherwise be available.

There will be some staple items like Dumplings and Noodle Soups and then new things that will change each week.  – All our food is prepared freshly which means sometimes it may take a little longer to reach you.  We hope you enjoy your meal.”

Here’s the deal:



Rice Flour Dumplings steamed and then Pan- fried – Crunchy on the outside soft and squigy on the inside and filled with: CHICKEN Sweet Onions & Khmer Chives,

Served with Sweet Chilli dipping sauce and two Asian Salads 

Chilled noodle salad, with thin rice noodles, mixed with jullienne of green & red and yellow Bell peppers, carrots, thin strips of white cabbage, cucumber and garnished with fresh corriander, mint, spring onions, roasted peanuts and roasted garlic, in a lemon and sesame oil dressing with:  CRISPY TEMPEH (Vegan).


Our own homemade spring rolls in a crispy pastry with Sweet Potatoe, Red Onions, Bean Sprouts and Khmer Chives. Served with a sweet Chilli dipping sauce. 


Cambodia’s National Dish – a Thick CHICKEN Creamy Coconut Curry made with Egg, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Peppers and Aubegine.

Served with Khmer Red Rice

Yellow Coconut FISH curry flavoured with Lemon Grass and Star Anise with Toasted Shallots Aubergines, Sweet Potato and Carrots Served with Black Sticky Rice

Egg Noodles, stir fried with vegetables, Bean Sprouts,

Khmer Chives and Egg and topped with CHICKEN.

Slow Cooked Lamb in cocunet and its own juices with a mixture of herbs and spices including Khmer Parsley. Served with Carrots and a side of Bean Sprouts, Khmer style

Served with Egg Noodles

Large bowl of Egg Noodles in broth with bean sporuts and salad leaves. Garnished with a hard boiled duck egg , Fresh Coriander and mint and peanuts and crispy red – With Fish Balls

French Beans in Oyster Sauce
Mange Tout in Ginger Soy Sauce
Neang’s Garlic and Chilly Pickle


Literally ‘Bracelet Cake’ – What we would know as Donuts but made with Rice flour and glazed in crunchy caramel topped with white and black sesame seeds and Ginger Cordial

Frozen Bananas and Mango covered in Organic Vegan dark chocolate.

All for an incredible £25.00 per head. When reserving please mention any allergies you may have


Saturday evening, 20th January 2018
To reserve – call the Half Moon on  01963 370140. andrew@horsington.co.uk

January 2018 Diary

Regular activities (Village Hall unless stated).

Monday Pilates 1

Pilates 2

5.30 -6.30pm

6.45 – 7.45pm

Tuesday Upholstery 10.30am
Badminton 8 pm
Wednesday Free
Thursday Art 10am
Friday Art 10am
Saturday Free

Other activities

Wed 3rd Music Night, Half Moon Inn 8.30pm
Sat 6th National Trust Association Talk by Shaun McCormack – The Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard 2.30pm
Mon 8th Ladies Pub Lunch.  The Bell and Crown at Zeals 7.30pm

Thurs 11th

Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm
Thurs 18th W.I Pantomime – Charlton Horethorne 7.30pm
Fri 26th Wincanton Museum and History Society Talk.  Chris Forester on Rural Poverty 7.30pm
St John’s Church Services
7th January Holy Communion with Sunday School 9.15am
14th January Morning Prayer 11.00 am
21st January Holy Communion 9.15am
28th January Holy Communion  8.30am
Churchwardens Anne Jones 370626
Rosemarie Wigley 371478


Grab a prizewinning Horsington cheese for Christmas

Blog readers can take advantage of an exclusive offer, courtesy of Marcus Fergusson, who makes the award-winning “Renegade Monk” cheese in Horsington.

This cheese scooped FOUR presitigious awards this year:

Gold – Global Cheese Awards (Frome) for Best Artisan Soft Cheese
Runner-up – Great British Cheese Awards for Best Soft Cheese
Silver and Bronze – World Cheese Awards for Best rind-washed cheese and Best cheese by member of Specialist Cheese Makers Association

You can buy a freshly-made cheese for just £5.00 (normal price ££6.00 to £7.50) in time for Christmas.

Collect from Felthams Farm, on Horsington Marsh.

Please order beforehand by emailing Marcus on info@felthamsfarm.com


Date for your diary – Beer and cheese on February 13th

Make a note in your diary. John Sansom is organising a beer, cheese & pancake evening at Horsington Grange  on Tuesday 13th February 2018 ( Pancake Day). Mark Woodhouse will be giving a talk. (His last one was excellent, and so was the beer.)

Entry £8 on the door
7 for for 730
Proceeds in aid of  RDA & Horsington Play Area.