All concerts take place at the (former) church of St. John’s in the village of Plush, Dorset. Plush is a small, idyllic village surrounded by rolling hills. There are breathtaking walks to enjoy in every direction around the Piddle Valley. The Brace of Pheasants pub lies in the heart of the village, while the surrounding area offers holiday cottages, B&B’s and glamping from Dorchester to the coast. Dorset enjoys stunning landscapes and a rich and varied cultural life making it a wonderful place to visit. Visit Places to Stay to find a perch which suits you.

There are many National Trust spots to enjoy in Dorset including the village of Cerne Abbas, just 10 minutes drive from Plush, with its infamous chalk giant and a gaggle of charming pubs. Exploring the World Heritage Site Jurassic coastline is a great way to spend the day. We recommend trips to Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Burton Bradstock, with its distinctive ochre cliffs, where tasty food can be enjoyed at the Hive Beach Cafe.

For walkers there is a trail starting at Plush which takes in the famous Dorset Gap, an important road crossing since the Middle Ages right through to the 19th century. All around this site there is evidence of hilltop cross dykes, burial mounds and traces of an unfinished Iron Age hill fort to the remnants of a Medieval settlement in the valley below.

During the summer events take place throughout the region, from village fetes to food festivals centred around Bridport, which even has a hat festival! For more food tips visit which has details about local Farmers’ Markets and Food Festivals.

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By Car

Plush Festival
Plush Manor (St Johns)
Dorset DT2 7RJ

Plush is tucked away in the Piddle valley, 20 mins drive from Dorchester.


Parking space is provided at Plush Manor. The entrance to the driveway is at the end of the lane past the Brace of Pheasants pub – look out for signs guiding you there. Parking is prohibited on lawns, outside the front of the church or anywhere which might block a farm gate, emergency vehicles or farm vehicles. Please respect the village and council’s requirements on this. Thank you!

By Train

Trains run every hour from London Waterloo to Dorchester South station (2 1/2 hrs). There is a taxi line at the station, expect to pay £15 around for the journey of 20 minutes to Plush. Trains also run to Dorchester West and Sherborne.

For taxis we recommend Cerne Abbas Taxis: Tel 07554-702705 or Mike Down Tel 01300-345267.

Where to Stay

In Plush village there is an excellent pub hotel:

The Brace of Pheasants
Plush, Dorset DT2 7RQ
01300 348 357

For other options please visit Places to Stay or contact the ever helpful Dorset Tourist Information Centre: Tel: 01305 267992, Email: or Visit Dorset.


Wheelchairs are welcome. Please contact us in advance so that we can arrange your visit, seating and parking.


If its wild weather we suggest bringing an umbrella and warm clothes as the church and churchyard are exposed to the elements (but there is heating inside).

Food & Drink

Our home-run drinks bar offers a selection of wine, Pimms, soft drinks and snacks. For a more substantial meal bring a picnic to enjoy in the church grounds. Alternatively, the multiple award-winning Brace of Pheasants is a listed pub with olde charms and a lip smacking menu. We run a BBQ from time to time (but only when advertised).