The village falls within the Non-metropolitan district of Mendip, which was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, having previously been part of Wells Rural District,[13] which is responsible for local planning and building control, local roads, council housing, environmental health, markets and fairs, refuse collection and recycling, cemeteries and crematoria, leisure services, parks, and tourism.

The parish boundary is formed by the River Axe.

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It is also part of the Wells county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election, and part of the South West England constituency of the European Parliament which elects seven MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.

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The Dairy is completely self contained, attached to the owners’ home; a traditional, former Somerset farmhouse. We are surrounded by beautiful scenery and situated away from main roads, but a minute's walk from the centre of Westbury-sub-Mendip, a pretty village at the foot of the Mendip hills. Within easy reach of Wells, Cheddar and Glastonbury and the coast and many other interesting places to visit.

There is evidence, from flint finds, of occupation of a site, known as Westbury Sleight during the Mesolithic period,[2] which fieldwork during 2007 suggested was a platform cairn with field banks of Bronze age date.[3] In 1969 traces of an infilled cave were discovered in a limestone quarry which produced numerous bones from extinct animals and flakes of flint and chert.[4]

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The parish was part of the hundred of Wells Forum.[7]

Your resident hosts Cathy and Will (and family) aim to ensure the highest standards. You’ll find the cottage clean and fresh, with tasteful decorations and fresh flowers. The comfortable beds are made up with crisp white bed linen and there’s a supply of cotton towels. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you’ll need, just add your food for a holiday home from home.

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The Dairy is a charming, two bedroom, self-catering cottage. A former 17th century farm dairy, was carefully renovated, keeping the original doors and beams, exposed stone and other original features. With thick, stone walls and gas central heating the Dairy is cosy in winter but cool in summer.

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The village once had a railway station on the Cheddar Valley line, also known as the Strawberry Line. The station, known as Lodge Hill, apparently to avoid confusion with Westbury in Wiltshire, is now an industrial estate providing employment for the village. Until recently the former railway line was an airfield for light aircraft.

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Westbury-sub-Mendip is a village in Somerset, England, with a population of about 800, situated on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills 4 miles (6.4 km) from Wells and Cheddar.

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Westbury-sub-Mendip won the title of Somerset Village of the Year 2006.

Between Wells and Cheddar is a beautiful conservation village surrounded by magnificent Mendip walks. Hidden up a quiet lane, behind high stone walls, you’ll find a 400 year old, stone cottage called

Couples looking for a peaceful retreat, families with babies and children, dogs and their well behaved owners, walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers or just friends. Whoever you are, all our guests are warmly welcomed and looked after. We really want you to get the most from your stay with us and we are always happy to advise you on places to visit, or discovering the hidden gems in this beautiful part of Somerset.

During 2009 a K6 Red telephone box in the village was converted into a library or book exchange replacing the services of the mobile library which no longer visits the village.[10][11][12]

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The village cross is a 1.9 metres (6 ft 3 in) high shaft on a six step octagonal base.[8]


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Somerset County Council is responsible for running the largest and most expensive local services such as education, social services, libraries, main roads, public transport, policing and fire services, trading standards, waste disposal and strategic planning.

Westbury-sub-Mendip is a village with a population of about 800, situated on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills half-way between the cathedral city of Wells and the world-famous Cheddar Gorge. Glastonbury, famous for its Abbey and music festival, is about fifteen minutes away. Bristol Airport, now served by low-cost airlines, can be reached in less than half an hour. A choice of bed & breakfast and self-catering accommodation is available within the village.