Shepton Mallet


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Roads close at 6.45 PM Please arrive and park early. (subject to change)

Carnival Procession Starts at 7.30 PM at the bottom of Cannards Grave Road.

Please note: for safety issues, no pedestrians may stand or walk through the area of St Pauls Street between the traffic lights at the Nat West Bank/ Thomas Cook and continue through to Phillips Tyres, this will be a sterile area.

The new designated rest area will be from the pedestrian entrance of Whitston School in Charlton Road and finish at the main school entrance at the junction of Kyte Road.

Parking West Shepton

Tescos at the Townsend Retail Park has very kindly allowed car parking for The Shepton Mallet Carnival, from 4.30 pm Wednesday 16th November the 2 hour parking limit will be waived.

Road closures for the procession will be 6.45 pm, but you will be able to enter and exit the Tesco car park from West Shepton side only, at any time, it will remain open during the procession so you may exit at any time. There may be a period at the end of the carnival when there will be a mass exit of people so you may be held up for a few minutes while the crowds dispersed. All cars have to be removed by 10.30 pm, when Tescos security will have their barriers in place.

Shepton Mallet has 2 public Car Parks: The Old Market Road Car Park and The Great Ostry Car Park (both marked with a red flag) neither are large, so early parking is advised.

Disabled car parking will be in a designated next to Haskins Garage. (This has to be booked)

For Disabled Parking: Please contact Tina Edwards, Woodhill Cottage, Neighbourne, Oakhill, Somerset. BA3 5BQ. Tel:01749840756 E-mail:


Disabled Seating: Please telephone Rev. G. Dart on 01749 347437 for a seat outside Shepton Mallet Baptist Church if you are disabled

East Shepton (arriving from Yeovil, Frome and Bristol direction) including parking for Coaches
To avoid the crowds and congestion at the start of the procession it is better to park at Dobbies Car Park, Crown Trading Estate BA4 5QQ or Mendip Avenue (prior toDobbies Garden Centre) and then walk to watch carnival at about 8.15 pm at the Charlton Cross Roads or Whitstone Road where you will be able to watch in comfort.
Dobbies shop and restaurant will remain open till 6.00 pm, but their car park will stay open for coaches and cars until 11.00 pm.
All the other pubs and food bars in this area will remain open the whole evening.

Public Toilets
The public toilets next to the police station will remain open during carnival, Portable toilets are also available at Start of procession (Cannards Grave Road) Park Road opposite the Cenotaph and in Charlton Road near the Leisure Centre.

Street Collection – During the procession local charities and groups will make a bucket collection for donations in appreciation of the spectacle you are enjoying, please give generously. Proceeds of the collection will be distributed to local charities, clubs and groups. The carnival costs in excess of £10,000 to stage each year, £1 from each spectator would give us a record collection in 2014.

Souvenir Programmes & Clappers – these will be on sale in various shops and the Tourist Information Office. They will also be sold during the procession. The programme gives you information of the procession entries and the Calppers are a great way of showing that you have made a donation towards the carnival and join in the fun


PUBS and RESTAURANTS East Shepton positions marked with a star.

La Tavola Dora, 01749 346887  07453 280643, 5 Town Street,
Shepton Mallet,

Thatched Cottage, Inn and Restaurant, Charlton Road BA4 5QF Tel:01749 342058

The Kings Arms, (Dust Hole)
Garston Street, Shepton Mallet,

Highwayman Inn, pub food. Cannards Grave Road, BA4 4LY Tel:01749 331247

Charlton Inn, Charlton Road BA4 5PH.Tel:01749 342759

Whitstones Fish & Chips, Licensed Restaurant. Tel:01749 344600

There will also be many mobile food bars.

You will find a choice of cafes, coffee bars, pubs, restaurants, take aways and burger vans en route and in the town.