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The famous Cider Fest returns to the Woodpecker on Bank Holiday Sunday 27th May.  Sample local ciders and perrys from 12 till late.  Barbecue and salads.

Music from 16-String Jack and the Master of the House.

Knit n Knatter meets on the first Friday of each month at 10.30am at Marcia's Market - all abilities of knitting & nattering welcome - come & have a cuppa or a coffee & maybe a cake!

Sarah 07745 477 795

You are invited to Spetisbury Village Hall for an introduction to Square Dancing on Saturday 2nd June from 4 - 7 pm.  Refreshments provided.

No entry charge- any donations will go towards the upkeep of the Village Hall.  

For more information contact Andy and Angela on 01202 731 012.

On the first Wednesday of each month (more or less) exercise your grey cells in the Woodpecker.  Sections on science, entertainment, geography, sport and general knowledge. 

Entry costs £2 per person, maximum of 6 to a team.  Funds go to Dorset Air Ambulance and there is wine for the winners.  8 pm start.

Future dates are: 6th June and 4th July - all Wednesdays.


Following on from the AGM of the ANC (Absolutely Normal Club) the return of the lawn mower race has been raised after a 25 year absence.  Proposed is a meeting in early June followed by one in September at two separate venues subject to permission.

The duration of the race will be 2 hrs 4 mins and the winner will equate to the furthest distance travelled.  Teams will be made up of as many drivers as needed but must contain at least one lady driver. 

Interested parties should make themselves known to the organisers by using the code words Oi Barry to any member of the Woodpecker Staff.

Regards The A.N.C.   The Woodpecker <>

This year's Spetisbury Village & Church fete and dog show will be held at Spetisbury Manor on Saturday 23rd June from 12 - 4 pm.




Streuth and Il Fornicazione by Michael Green

A Fish In Her Kettle by David Pearson


Spetisbury Village Hall

Friday 29th  and Saturday 30th June

Bar opens 7pm                                                                       Curtain up 7.30pm




Tickets are £6.00 and available from:

Lynne Nicholls:          01258 858964,

Anna Brown:               01258 450422,

Frances Aspinall:      01258 857262,

This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

On Saturday 14th July the Woodpecker hosts the infamous Chap Olympiad, a celebration of British sporting ineptitude with immaculate attire.

Gin/cocktails/Pimms bar in addition to the usual.  From 12 till late

This year's RNLI Country Fayre and Vehicle Rally will be held at Spetisbury Manor on Saturday 11th August from 11 - 5 pm.

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