Local groups, businesses and services

Kilve Cricket Club

The Beach Ground has stunning views of The Quantocks & the sea…

  • Fixtures
  • Contacts
  • Nets are held on Thursdays (weather permitting) from 6pm
  • Junior games Friday evenings from 7pm
  • 1st & 2nd team games Saturday afternoons from 2pm
  • The licensed bar is open on match days from 5.30pm
  • Everyone is welcome
Club Website: www.kilvecc.co.uk

Kilve Reading Group

Meets on the first Tuesday of the month.  In normal times this is at The Hood Arms starting at 7.15pm.  

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the group are currently meeting via Zoom.

The group has a flourishing membership who are interested in discussing a wide variety of novels and some non fiction too.  The reading group recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary and has read over 100 books (and enjoyed most of them).  Two that stand out as absolute favourites are ‘The Red Tent’ by Anita Diamant and ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ by Delia Owens.  The group enjoy a variety of genres, with crime and mystery featuring strongly.  The monthly meetings often feature lively debate and it is usual to have a variety of diverse opinions about the book under discussion.  An update from the group can normally be found in  Kilve News.

Membership numbers are limited to keep the meetings manageable and at present there are no vacancies.

Contact: Sue Hares 01278 741360

Short Mat Bowls Club

Held on Monday evenings in the Village Hall starting at 7:00pm

Seasons run from late September to around the end of May. The 2020/21 season starts Monday 5th October subject to COVID-19 restrictions..

Kilve Short Mat bowls Club was formed in 1999 and has since attracted an increasing number of local people of all ages.

There is an annual subscription of £5 and a nightly fee of £4 which includes refreshments.

Chair: Keith Edwards 01278 741183

Kilve Golf Klub

Kilve Golf Klub was founded in 2016 at a meeting in the Hood Arms in Kilve.
The aim of the club is to encourage people of all abilities to play golf in a friendly,
sociable atmosphere.
The home course is the nearby Cannington Golf Club. The Kilve members play
an 18 hole stableford competition, generally on the third Wednesday of each
month, usually with a 10am tee off.
A number of away days are planned each year to enable members to experience
different courses. These are shown below.
In November each year a presentation evening is held. This is an opportunity to
have fun in a social setting and to recognise those who have played well throughout
the year and to recognise those who have contributed to the running of the club.
There are trophies for best 18 hole average, best 9 hole average, nearest the pin,
best improved player and longest drive.
The most important attribute of the people of the club is that they have the common
aim to have fun, get together, get some fresh air and exercise whilst trying to
improve their game. Kilve Golf Klub involves quite a lot of tea drinking, bacon rolls
and the odd alcoholic drink. New members are always welcome whether you are
good at golf or not.
Anybody interested in joining the club should contact David Tansley,
davidtansley64@yahoo.com and 07901856484.
Kilve Golf Klub President            Terry Williams
Kilve Golf Klub Captain               David Tansley
Kilve Golf Klub Vice Captain       Mark Walton
Kilve Golf Klub Social Secretary John Hoare

2020 Season hasn’t gone as planned…
The January Away Day was wet and windy at Minehead Links course. We played the Has-Beens who won by a narrow margin. It was a great day. February and March competitions at Cannington Golf Club were really wet and some areas of the course were underwater; then COVID-19 happened. Golf stopped during Lockdown. Individual golf resumed as the weather improved. The staff at Cannington had done a great job improving the standard of the course. The 22nd July was at Oake where sun cream was needed. A great course and some good performances from the top players. The Worlebury competition  was delayed until the 19th August. It rained. A lot. Long Sutton on 16th September was hot and dry. Though only 5 could play it was a good test with some long par 5s.  
Dates for the 2020 Season
Note that all dates may change depending on the course and availability of tee times.
Date         Event                                              Location                                    Contact

17th Jan    Friendly with Has-Beens              Minehead                                 Jamie Scott
30th Jan   Kilve Golf Klub AGM                     Hood Arms                               Terry Williams
19th Feb    Monthly Stableford                      Cannington                               David Tansley
19th Mar    Monthly Stableford                      Cannington                               David Tansley
22nd Jul    Away Day                                     Oake Manor                             Jamie Scott
19th Aug    Away Day                                     Worlebury                                 Mark Walton
16th Sep     Away Day                                    Long Sutton                               Mark Walton
10th Oct     Cricketers Golf                             Minehead                                   Dan Sefton
November Presentation Evening                  Hood Arms                                Terry Williams

Kilve Stores & Post Office

Our village shop is more than just a place to buy groceries. With a focus on local produce, all the daily essentials, a fast friendly service and not forgetting lots of treats to tempt you too.

01278 741214


The Hood Arms

The Hood Arms is an historic coaching inn situated in the village of Kilve on the edge of the Quantock Hills. The inn is steeped in history, being on the route of the Coleridge Way and close to the Jurassic coastline and beaches of Somerset, halfway between Bridgwater and Minehead and very accessible for Taunton, or as a base to explore Exmoor.


Neighbourhood Police Team

Avon & Somerset Police

Neighbourhood Sgt

PC 3258 Daniel Bishop
Williton Police Station

Police Community Support Officer

PCSO 9273 Sue Thompson
Williton Police Station

Police Community Support Officer

PCSO 6057 Matt Legg
Williton Police Station