Sheepscombe has a thriving community spirit, with many opportunites for villagers to get together. This page provides details about the important centres in Sheepscombe. To see information about the many activities, societies and events, please visit the Activities page.

New to the village?

Welcome! We have provided a list of useful information to help you to settle in. Please click here to visit the page.

Local accommodation, businesses and services

You can click here to view or download a pdf version of the Painswick Directory, (Sheepscombe is in the Parish of Painswick) This contains a wealth of information about the local area.

Social Life

Wrought iron Sheepscombe gate

The Village Hall committee and some individuals suggest and organise many and varied social activities and events for the village. For example, there is the very popular firework night each November, and May Day is celebrated each year, plus events such as skittles and boules contests. New members of the committee are always welcome.

Sheepscombe News and Social Scene

Pigeon on wire

The Sheepscombe News is a monthly magazine available by subscription (£10 per annum) that contains information and items of interest to local people.
Editor: Jackie Jones. 
Copy due date is 20th of preceding month. 

The Social Scene is an email newsletter that keeps you up to date with what’s going on, from social gatherings to roadworks.


Butcher's Arms pub, Sheepscombe

The Butcher’s Arms is a wonderful country pub right in the centre of the village, serving traditional home-cooked food, real ales and wines. It is a favourite with walkers, and hosts the popular quiz night on the first Thursday of each month.  See more at the Butcher’s Arms website.


School garden

Sheepscombe is lucky to have a thriving primary school with around 55 pupils. It is an important feature of village life with FOSS (the Friends of Sheepscombe School) bringing together the school with parents and interested members of the community.  See more at the School’s website.


St John the Apostle parish church is a landmark feature of Sheepscombe. There are regular opportunities for worship on Sundays and during the week. Please see the Church website for more information.