West Stoke Village Hall renowned for it’s summer Sunday Cream Teas
Built over 190 years ago as the village School House; the West Stoke Hall now provides an attractive venue for a range of community educational and recreational activities. Located at the base of the Downs in the National Park and close to Natural England’s Kingley Vale, the Hall has fine views across open fields, and is an ideal location for clubs and societies to meet and base their events.
The carpeted, well decorated Hall is available for hire at very competitive rates; it provides a pleasant intimate atmosphere, accommodating up to forty people for a talk and maybe twenty for a party. Facilities include – disabled toilet, tables, chairs, screen for projection, crockery, cutlery, glasses and a food preparation area; cooking is not permitted. There is off-road parking for twelve cars. The Hall is regularly used for language and yoga classes, family and children parties, wakes, meetings, a computer club and band practices.
The Cream Teas are served by groups of volunteers in support of local charities; they have been run at the Hall on Sundays, in the summer months for more than 35 consecutive years. The fame of these Teas has spread far and wide and visitors travel considerable distances to sample the delights of the tea, cakes and scones served in a picturesque setting.
The Hall has a small but attractive garden with picnic benches.
Since 2006 the Hall has been both a Charity and Company run by a Management Committee of local volunteers.
See the Hall’s website http://www.weststoke-villagehall.org.uk/ for details of the ‘History of the Hall’ and ‘How Bookings’ can be made.