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UK International Boogie Woogie Festival, July 3rd - 5th

Our own local music festival just five minutes drive from the hotel, is the UK International Boogie Woogie Festival in nearby Sturminster Newton when the finest boogie boogie pianists in the world assemble for three days of music and dance. This is boogie boogie and blues music at its most enjoyable, especially as there are upright pianos available for anyone who wants to participate. You might even find yourself playing alongside one of the stars of the show!

There are many free events, both indoors and outdoors, including music workshops and the dance events…jive, swing, lindy hop, tap and, of course, boogie woogie.

This is when Sturminster Newton comes alive with music and dance. All ages travel long distances to enjoy the fun; enthusiastic listeners, amateur players, musicians, singers and dancers. The atmosphere is ‘party’ and the music spellbinding.

If you’re travelling from afar, then the hotel near the UK International Boogie Woogie Festival is, of course, Plumber Manor …, but don’t leave it too late!


Other places well worth a visit whilst staying with us:

Athelhampton House, Bovington Tank Museum, Cranborne Chase, Dorset Opera, the Great Dorset Steam Fair, Larmer Tree Gardens, Longleat House and Safari Park, Lulworth, Mapperton, Melplash, Milton Abbey, Parnham, the Piddle Valley, Plush Music Festival, Salisbury International Arts Festival, Salisbury RacecourseStudland, Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival, Wilton House and the Wincanton Racecourse.

Plumber Manor is recommended by:

Michelin, The Good Food Guide, The Good Hotel Guide, the Best Loved Hotels and Johansens guides.