Village Hall – Information

The Village Hall

The Village Hall in Askerswell was purpose built following the closure of the school, which had been the venue for most village gatherings, in 1965. Since then it has been extended and has undergone regular improvements to provide the best facilities possible. The hall continues to accommodate a variety of activities for the community, at which both newcomers and returning Askerswellians are also given a warm welcome.

Aside from the regular events such as fortnightly table tennis, Get Fit Fridays,
monthly coffee mornings and village lunches, there are additional opportunities for the villagers to gather each month – the annual Cream Tea, Curry Nights with authentic dishes prepared by our own residents, Bingo (with beer and bangers !!), quizzes, visiting speakers, local drama productions, BBQ’s in the summer and Christmas get togethers with mince pies and much more. These are always cheerful, light hearted social events which keep the community connected and help to raise funds. The hall is also used formally for the Parish Meeting and other general meetings that arise throughout the year. The upkeep and day to day management of the hall is the responsibility of a team of trustees that make up the Village Hall Committee. Alongside this group, there is a sub committee of enthusiastic and creative people who arrange the monthly events and national celebrations such as the King’s Coronation.

Hiring Information

The hall is suitable for children’s parties, celebrations, fundraising, as a rehearsal space, for group meetings etc. at very reasonable rates. For one off events it costs £12 an hour or for regular weekly bookings it can be as low as £9 an hour. Please note the rate is discounted for villagers.
Benefits of the hall:

  • Attractive location with spacious lawned garden which is mostly accessed by the rear patio doors of the hall.
  • Outdoor furniture (for 50 plus)
  • Gazebo/marquee available.
  • Additional chairs and tables can also be put out if needed.
  • Ample car parking and two disability parking spaces with easy access into the hall or round to the garden.
  • Large, very well equipped modern kitchen with hatch to serve through, including crockery, glasses, serving dishes and cutlery for up to 80 people.
  • A commercial dishwasher, oven and double hob, fridge, urn, kettle, tea pots/cafetières, generous work top space, hot cupboard and a wall mounted warming unit.
  • Tables (small and large) and upholstered chairs for up to 70 on site, and a further 32 chairs for larger gatherings.
  • Pull down screen and projector available.
  • Pop up stage.
  • Loop hearing system.
  • Two toilets (one suitable for wheelchair users, and with baby changing facility).
  • Large entrance lobby and coat hanging space.
  • Screens to divide the hall into a smaller sections if required.

Tables & chairs and kitchen equipment may also be hired separately for external events.

Defibrillator on site.

For more information please email via, or fill out the booking form here.