Welcome to the Business Section – here you will find information and contact details of the various trades and services available in the parish.

If your business is not listed then please contact us using the contact form on the header bar and we would be happy to add your details at no cost.

Several businesses have reported gaining new customers from this web site. Can you afford not to be represented here?


Hound House Bed and Breakfast
Yetminster DT9 6LF, a warm welcome awaits you at this pretty thatched cottage in the heart of the village. We have two beautiful rooms with separate sitting/breakfast room. 01935 872243 / 07929 031973 http://www.houndhousebandb.com/

Animal Welfare

Wellpets – Yetminster
Veterinary services
The Exchange, High Street, Yetminster DT9 6LF Tel: 01935 873432

Arts & Craft

Out of Town Antiques
Antiques and more. Open Tuesday to Saturday 9 am – 6 pm, closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
Visit our website
Station Approach, Yetminster, DT9 6LH Tel: 01935-873237

Old School Gallery (see also the On the Boyle Café entry)
A mixed media gallery. The “Art for All Class” was winner of the Peoples Project Section in the 2018 Dorset Best Kept Village Competition.  Open10 – 4.30 Mon – Sat Tel: 01935-872761

Automotive Services

Autotech Garage Services
MOT Station and Vehicle Servicing and Repairs
Station Yard, Yetminster DT9 6LH Tel: 01935 872239

Buccaneer Motor Company Ltd,
Quality Used Car Sales
Station Yard, Yetminster Tel: 01935 873000

Electric Cars

Ever thought of buying an electric car? This article will provide you with more information

Express Motor Parts Ltd
Motor Parts, Vehicle Paints and Workshop Equipment suppliers
Station Yard, Yetminster Tel: 01935 872368

RW Autocare
Paint and body work, welding and servicing, fibreglass repairs
Unit 1, Station Approach, Yetminster, DT9 6LH Tel: 01935 873676 / 07583 463733

Thornford Transmissions
Engine and Gearbox Specialists
Station Approach, Yetminster, DT9 6LH Tel: 01935 873146

Building Services

GD Plumbing and Heating – Yetminster
Gas safe qualified engineer. For boiler servicing and repairs, leaking taps, problem radiators, toilets, water leaks, blocked drains, burst pipes, washing machine and dishwasher installations.
For enquiries or quotations contact Alan on 07768 755914

J Bennett Joinery
Unit 5, The Sidings, Station Yard, Yetminster, Tel: 01935 872806
Free estimates.
Tel: 01935 872806

Marun Construction Ltd
Professional building company specialising in extensions, refurbishments, conversions, new build, patios and walling,
brick-paved driveways, conservatories, internal alterations, hard landscaping, general alterations
Tel. 01935 872041 or Mobile 0797 4277852

Mintern Building and Landscaping
Providing skilled landscapers and builders for all your building and landscaping needs.
01963 371453 Mblsecretary@gmail.com www.minternbuild.co.uk


Property maintenance & repair, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, tiling



Lower Covey Montessori Nursery
Chapel Lane, Yetminster, Dorset DT9 6LJ.   Tel:  01935 872544  e-mail:  lowercoveynursery05@hotmail.com
Nursery provision from 0 to 5 years old, after school and holiday club for 5 to 11 year olds.  Curriculum covers Early Years Foundation Stage, Montessori and Forest School.  Loads of outdoor space. http://www.lowercovey.co.uk/

Financial and Employment Services

True Potential Wealth Management LLP
Financial planning
Contact: David Savage, Dip CII, Certs CII (MP & ER) Tel:01935 310296, davidsavage@tpllp.com

West Dorset Jobs
This website provides listings of the job and volunteering opportunities available in West Dorset as well as jobseekers tips to help secure your job. Visit www.westdorsetjobs.co.uk

Food and Drink

The White Hart
High Street, Yetminster, Sherborne, DT9 6LF
Tel: 01935872338   Email: office@whyet.co.uk

“Do you remember when or were even around when a pub was a vital social crossover point; it welcomed villagers, strangers, and tourists who just wanted a drink and a chance to catch up or have a chat….”

Monday: Closed, Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 4:30pm – 11:00 pm
Thursday: 4:30pm – 11:00 pm
Friday: 4:30pm – 11:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 06:00pm

All terminal hours are flexible

See website to confirm times – whitehartyetminster.co.uk

On the Boyle Cafe in the Old School Gallery
High Street, Yetminster. Pop in for coffee, light lunch or afternoon tea and browse our Mixed Media Gallery and gifts.
Open Monday to Saturday, 10.00 am to 4.30 pm Tel: 01935 872761 galleryyetminster@btinternet.com

Vintage Buffet Tea Room in The Ark
Station Approach , Yetminster, DT9 6LH Open 9 – 5, closed Wednesday
Tel: 01935-873237

Hamish’s Farm Shop
Prowles Cross, Dorchester Road, BA22 9RF
Fresh produce, diary and breads, frozen fruit and vegetables, sauces and condiments, frozen meat, homemade ready meals
The Whole Hog café for hot drinks and homemade cakes also serving hot meals.
01935 873303 hamish01st@hotmail.com

Yetminster Sports Club

Please refer to the amenities page for details of the Sports Club, Croquet and Tennis Clubs are still active.

Gardening Services

KTD Gardening
07824505903 ktdgardening@gmail.com
We specialise in Ground Works and Soft Landscaping, Drives, Patios, Fencing, Ponds, Garden and Woodland Clearance. We have a growing association with many small local business’s providing all round expertise and professionalism.
Garden Services
Grass cutting, hedge cutting and laying , strimming and brush cutting, patio’s and drives, all varieties of fencing and decking, shed and summer house construction, pond clean outs and construction, tree felling and topping, garden design and planning, pressure washing, gutter clearance, fence painting .
Commercial and Parish grass cutting, including recreational fields, parks and play areas and sports pitches, hedge and verge trimming, tree felling and topping, brush clearance and woodland management, ditching, drainage and river bank maintenance, all aspects of agricultural fencing.
See our website at https://ktdgardening.com/

M&S Welding
General fabrication & welding
Gates, railings, ballustrading, security grilles
Unit 5, Station Approach, Yetminster DT9 6LH Tel: 01935 873285 msweld@hotmail.com

Stuart Barnett
All aspects of gardening/landscaping as well as painting and general handyman
Tel: 01935-872746/07528-476278

Hairdressing and Beauty Services

Georgies Hair & Beauty Studio
The Old School Room, Yetminster Tel: 01935 873163

Hair Loft
Mens & Ladies, Stylist and Hairdresser
The Ark, Station Approach, Yetminster, DT9 6LH Tel: 07557 131851

We offer wedding/prom hair and makeup, also specialising in hair extensions and colouring, eyelash extension and nail service including file and polish or even a set of acrylic nails.

Health Services

Health Centre
Opening Hours (reception)
Monday to Friday, 8.30am -6.30 pm, telephone 01935 872530
For out of hours emergencies contact NHS on 111
Opening Hours (dispensary)
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 6.00pm, telephone 01935 872955
For more information or to arrange an appointment click here.

Home Services

Michael Sturmey Carpets
A range of exclusive carpets with a personal and competitive home service. Also Blinds, Tiles and carpet cleaning.
Tel: 01935-872036


Spar Stores and Post Office
Sunnyside Yetminster, Your local community store open 7 days a week for groceries, beer, wines and spirits, fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh meat, chilled and frozen food, locally produced products and lots of special offers.

Hamish’s Farm Shop
Prowles Cross, Dorchester Road, BA22 9RF
Fresh produce, dairy and breads, frozen fruit and vegetables, sauces and condiments, frozen meat, homemade ready meals
The Whole Hog café for hot drinks and homemade cakes
01935 873303 hamish01st@hotmail.com

Transport Services

The NORDCAT Community Transport is available to enable people to get into Sherborne and Yeovil. Their service runs on Tuesday and Saturday to Yeovil and on Thursday to Sherborne and calls at Leigh, Chetnole, Yetminster & Bradford Abbas.

You need to register – 01258 473154 or 472164 for an annual fee of £5 and you can then ring to book a seat – they will collect from your door. The service can get busy so part of the need to book is to enable them to run an extra bus if this is necessary – you need to do this at least the day before you wish to travel.

Please note that although it is primarily service for people over 60 it is available for people of all ages who have difficulty using normal public transport for whatever reason including that there is no other service

Details of the NORDCAT service, including an application form, can be found by clicking here.

Additionally there is already a Car Share scheme in Dorset and this may help those who need to make a journey on a non bus day. Details of this, together with how to register etc. can be found by clicking here which will connect you to the Liftshare log in page – if you are a driver and want to offer a lift you can also register here and there is an App for a mobile phone to make things more flexible and details of this are available on the website.

The new School Bus contracts enable residents to use these buses during school term times and we hope to be able to publish details of these in the near future.

Finally don’t forget that Helping Hands is there to help with Hospital and other similar appointments and they can be reached on 01963 210953.

Maxi Cars of Hamlet

We have a 6 seater executive vehicle and offer very competitive prices, unlike other firms, we only charge from where we pick you up, not from the office as others do!
Contact numbers: 01935872119 or 07826371071
Email: maximcars@aol.co.uk


The Heart of Wessex Line, also known as the Bristol to Weymouth Line, is the scenic railway from Bristol to Weymouth connecting communities, cities, market towns and beautiful countryside for visitors and businesses. The line line runs from Bristol Temple Meads to Westbury and Weymouth in England. It shares the Wessex Main Line as far as Westbury and then follows the course of the Reading to Taunton Line as far as Castle Cary. More details about the line and the various villages it connects with are available here on the “About Us” pages reached from the Parish Website’s “Welcome” page.

The HoW Line Yetminster station is located at the end of the High Street when travelling towards Leigh. Other nearby stations are at Thornford and at Chetnole. The line connects with Dorchester in the South (where you can change and connect with the Weymouth to London Line ) and Yeovil in the North. Castle Cary connects with the main line to London Paddington. Sherborne Station is on a separate line and connects with London Waterloo but it is necessary to drive or take a taxi to reach this station. Please note that Yetminster is a “request” stop and the driver must be made aware that you require the train to stop.

The available HoW Line timetable can be viewed here HoW Line TImetable  – please note that this timetable may not be up to date and that it is advisable to check the times with the national timetable as below.

Journey time to Dorchester approx  20 minutes ; Journey time to Yeovil approx 10 minutes; journey time to Bristol approx 1 hour 40 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes.

For further details contact National Rail Enquiries on 03457 484950 or you can plan your journey  here