About Stogumber

(See also Where to Stay and How to Get Here)

The village of Stogumber nestles in a picturesque undulating valley between the beautiful Quantock and Brendon Hills in West Somerset, with the sea a few miles to the north and Exmoor National Park to the west.

Stogumber is a vibrant and active rural community of around 600 inhabitants. It is known for its hospitality. Local events include an annual Pantomime, and a late-winter Wassail. Its beautiful private gardens attract large numbers of visitors for the annual Gardens Open weekend in June. The village Cricket Club hosts the popular annual Gumbeerfest, to be held in July in 2016.

Much of the village has been designated a Conservation Area. It contains several historic buildings, some listed. At the heart of the village, in the square, are the Church of St Mary the Virgin, the Stogumber Central Stores and Post Office, and The White Horse public house. The church dates from the fourteenth century and has many notable features and a lovely churchyard. On the other side of the churchyard is the Tithe Barn and along Station Road are also the Village Hall, Primary School and the new village car park in Beacon Field, part of which has recently been planted with a community apple orchard.

Stogumber Station is a stop on the West Somerset Railway, a popular heritage railway line operating steam trains between Minehead and Bishops Lyddeard, near Taunton. The station is about a mile from the centre of the village.

The village website is www.stogumber.org.uk

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