Rode Village

Rode Village: Uniquely wonderful Somerset village. People who live here know just how fortunate they are.

We have a High Street that's shared by horses, odd flock of sheep and double decker buses. Superb post office/local store with a huge array of essentials plus local Ivy Farm milk & cream. Three great pubs, all very different and all serving great food. And we even have our own Chocolate factory (Choc on Choc) and Umpa Lumpas producing chocolate sold in Harrods, Waitrose and the like! Locally grown and produced rapeseed and sunflower oil (Fussel's Oil). And the not to be missed locally made Ruth's Jam (on sale at the Post Office).

A top performing village school. Awesome scout/guide troop. And our own annual Village Fun Run.

St Lawrence Church has an active congregation appealing to all ages. The Church's fund raising group, The Heart of Rode, runs the Rode Roxy Movie Night as well as Wine Tasting, Clay Pigeon Shooting and helps organise the Fun Run.

Plus there are so many other local societies and groups.

Infamous for a 'murder most foul' in 1860 at Road Hill House (now called Langham House and village name is now spelt as 'Rode').

Yes was once home to the Rode Bird Garden (sadly long gone).

The newly published ‘A Pictorial History of Rode - where Mr Whicher had his suspicions’ provides a fascinating walking tour that guides you through the eventful history of this Somerset village of Rode. (£6.95 from the Rode Post Office or @ £8.80 post paid by mail order from Camden MSS, Barrow Farm, Rode, Frome, BA11 6PS. Tel. 01373-830151 and online from ).