Bank Holiday at the White Hart Inn

12 noon till 8pm, Bank Holiday Monday 26th August

beef burger and seafood BBQ
with hot dogs, hot prawns, big burgers, big steaks, super veggie options

and of course Saviour beers

Elm Farm sale latest

Elm Farm, comprising 213 acres, the farmhouse and the Organic Research Centre buildings, was put up for sale in May as one complete entity, or broken down into eight separate lots.

The Carter Jonas website (29th July 2019) describes seven lots as being currently under offer, although it is unclear whether this represents all of the eight lots described in the sale brochure.

The lots under offer are described as with vacant possession, which surprises locals who understood a 10-year lease to have been granted to the present tenant shortly before the farm was put on sale.

White Hart events programme

First Thursdays of the month: the monthly mind-bending quiz, raising money for charity

Fridays: fish night, with catch of the day fresh from Brixham

Sundays: traditional roast lunch.

Opening Hours
Monday & Tuesday 4pm - 10pm. Food served 6pm - 9pm
Wednesday & Thursday 12 noon - 10pm. Food served 12 noon - 3pm & 6pm - 9pm
Friday & Saturday 12 noon - 11pm. Food served 12 noon - 9pm
Sunday 12 noon - 5pm. Food served 12 noon - 4pm

See the a la carte menu.

Change of date for parish council meetings

It was recently agreed to change the day of the week that the parish council meetings are held. This was to make it easier for parish and district councillors to attend regularly.
From September, parish council meetings will be held on the third Thursday of every other month. The meetings will still be held in the village hall and will still begin at 8pm.
The next meeting will be on 19th September, followed by the final meeting of the year on 21st November.
Everyone is welcome to attend any of the parish council meetings.

Parish council

Following the re-appointment of three parish councillors and the addition of Susie Aromando as a new councillor in an uncontested election in May 2019, the PC has been seeking a fifth member to bring it up to full complement. Rob Manser of Chapel Corner has volunteered to join, and will be co-opted at the September meeting unless anyone else comes forward to contest the place.

John Handy (chair)
10 Salters, Hamstead Marshall RG 20 0HH
01635 254800

Susie Aromando
White Hart Cottage, Hamstead Marshall RG20 0HW

Peter Benest
Little Farm, Holtwood, Hamstead Marshall RG20 0JH
01635 253627

Anne Budd
8 Ash Tree Grove, Hamstead Marshall RG20 0HJ
01488 657022

The next parish council election falls due in May 2022.

Tai chi & Pilates

Paula Chandler's Tai chi and Pilates classes in the village hall finish in July and, given sufficient demand, will restart in September. Contact her if you are interested.

Pictures from the past

The picture below left shows Hamstead Lodge (as the big house in the park was known for centuries before the name passed to a modern house in Old Lane) in the 1950s, when Cornelia Craven was in residence. The shutters have long since been removed.

The centre picture is of the house now called Hayseed Hollow, formerly Clareville Cottage, and before that, the High House, being the only three-storey house in the village. In the 1930s it was occupied by the builder who converted the Congregational chapel into Chapel Cottage. He had twin sons, one of whom died at Dunkirk.

On the right is a 1970s view of Lamellion. It was originally three cottages. When it later became two, the one to the right was called La Salle.


See the What's On page for a calendar of village events.

See the News & events page for more details of individual events.

See St Mary's website for details of church services and events organised by the support group.

See the Hamstead Hornet for a summary of village news in the last quarter: Elm Farm sale latest, White Hart events, planning applications, village property on the market etc.