Standing high in altitude and situated in one of the finest positions among the hills of Mendip, the picturesque little village of Nempnett Thrubwell, twelve miles from Bristol and three from Blagdon, enjoys an undisturbed tranquillity in the midst of scenery which can lay claim to remarkable grandeur to satisfy the most exacting in search of the beautiful in nature.

The village of Nempnett, though not mentioned in the Domesday Book as, at the time, it had been an appendage to the ancient Manor of Regilbury. However, in prehistoric times it would have been inhabited by cave dwellers as well as ferocious beasts which roamed the surrounding hills.

It has one of the most interesting and important barrows in England which is a mile from the Church. The mound is locally known as “Fairy Tuft Tout” and, in earlier days, it was asserted that strange noises might be heard under the ground.

Nempnett, in old records, has been referred to as Nemet, Nemlet, Emnet and Emet. However it is now called Nempnett Thrubwell. The latter portion of the appellation, it appears, to have derived from the ancient Manor of Thrubwell. This was partly in Nempnett and partly in the adjoining parish of Butcombe. The name Thrubwell is stated to have originated from a spring of water known as the “Thrub Well”, rising on the borders of the parish of Butcombe.

Nempnett Thrubwell was made famous by the song ‘Down in Nempnett Thrubwell’ performed by The Wurzels.