The building has the character to be expected in one built in the 1890s. It has two main rooms comprising, a large hall and a smaller meeting room. Each main room is accessible independently if two seperate functions are happening at the same time.



The Main Hall is 11.9 metres by 7.4 metres and is 3 metres high. It is licensed to hold 80* or 100* people seated depending on the event style and 100 standing.

The Lower Room is 6.6 metres by 7.5 metres and is licensed for 40* or 60* seated depending on the event and 60 standing. There is a small wall mounted electric projection screen in this room.

* Please note the capacity numbers above INCLUDE any/all staff/ performers etc.

Kitchen / Bar area


The small but pleasant bar area measures 4.4 metres by 4.2 metres.
It is equipped with a bar, fridge and a selection of glasses. The sale of alcohol requires our agreement to use our licence ( or if we decline then a licence from the local authority can be obtained by the hirer which requires using the Temporary Event Notice (TEN) system and our approval has to also be given before such application).


The well equipped kitchen includes an electric hob, two ovens and a fridge and table to prepare and serve food. A new ( October 2016) commercial dishwasher and hot water  boiler for tea/coffee etc. Crockery and cutlery as well as table cloths are available. A small freezer is also available (Feb 2018).

It is a hiring requirement that all facilities are left as found and all kitchen waste product and litter is removed from the site. Plastic bags are normally provided. We reserve the right to charge for any cleaning required.

Tables / Chairs


10 round (4 foot diameter) and 12 rectangular tables are normally available with the main hall as well as 64 chairs. The lower room has another 4 rectangular tables and normally over 30 chairs. Additionally there are some 6 "card tables". The use of these is included in the hire fee. By arrangement extra chairs may be brought from the lower room to the main hall if required.

Wifi / Telephone


The building is covered by wifi and the access password is posted on the walls in both main rooms along with the conditions of use.

It is an ADSL service and current day time speeds are around 2Mbps.The phone line is incoming only and has no handset attached (the number is not made available). The phone box outside the hall has been decommissioned by BT and is now in the care of the trustees. Most mobile phones pick up a signal within the building



The location is currently licensed for the following: Music, Plays, Entertainment, Movies from 10am until midnight (11pm on Sundays) and alcohol sales 10am to midnight (1am on Friday and Saturday).


Use of our alcohol licence requires an application to us and our written agreement. Alternatively a TENS may be applied for but again requires our  approval before application is made to Wiltshire Council.


As a courtesy to the local neighbours all events must conclude by midnight unless otherwise agreed with the Management Committee.

Car Park


There is parking at the rear of the building for 17 cars with one space marked for "disabled" if that is required.

Parking is also possible on the "triangle" on the opposite side of the A362 closer to the Royal Oak Public House.

Users are asked not to park on the hill/lane immediately outside the hall for safety reasons

Other facts you might want to know


Heating and power for all areas, including the kitchen appliances, is by £1 slot meters. Lighting is included in the hire fee.


Users are requested not to wear stiletto heels or other footwear that can damage the wooden floors.


Users are expected to leave the premises as they found them and take rubbish away.

Last update September 2019

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