Dorset Noggin

The Dorset Noggin meets at various dates and venues; contact Noggin Secretary for details

Mike Giddens (Giddo) is the Noggin Secretary who can be contacted at or 07768286815

See the UK Noggins List page for details

Welcome to the Dorset area Noggin

The Dorset Noggin meetings have traditionally been held on a Saturday lunchtime, usually at The Thimble Inn in Piddlehinton DT2 7TD and that is where the first post-COVID meeting was held.

Almost all Noggins meetings are weekday evenings regularly each month. However, our plan is to have a meeting generally at 8 week intervals at a location that moves around the County as Dorset is after all rather large, stretching from Lyme Regis to Verwood and Weymouth to Gillingham.

Also we are surrounded by counties with active Noggins and orbiting should attract visitors from our neighbours. Your views on the format are important and will affect meetings, so I ask for feedback.

If you are interested please contact Mike by email (see above) so that you can be added you to the circulation list for updates of dates, times and planed visits.


This listing will be updated frequently so please check regularly

21 May, 1230 - The Thimble Inn, Piddlehinton, DT2 7TD

16 July - the Winyards Gap Inn DT8 3HX on the A356 about a mile SE of South Perrott. The pub overlooks a large car park and has a splendid view from the lawn / beer garden opposite. See:  Table booked for 1230.  Please advise if you are planning to come so I can alter the booking.

10 September - time and venue to be decided/advised.