The Hall can be hired for private and public functions so is perfect for weddings, birthday parties etc.

If you wish to discuss hiring the hall please contact either of the below to find out more.

Marg Hayter at

Annette Caesley at




A cost guideline is £45 for half day hire and between £150- £450 for catered events. We have an excellent kitchen thats well stocked with cutlery, glassware, crockery etc, a fully licensed bar and entertainments licence, room for a marquee, twenty parking spaces. 


We have regular 'Pub Nights' with guest ales, dish of the day and a choice of soft drinks, snacks and wines.

All are welcome you don't have to live in the village and doors open at 6.30 on usually the last Friday of the month.


What we Offer

The Village Hall is the hub of the village and is used for many functions and events throughout the year including Pub Nights, BBQ’s, coffee mornings and the annual Flower Show and Fete and it is the perfect place for the whole village to get together to celebrate occasions.

The regular 'Pub Nights' throughout the year, usually on Friday between 6.30pm and 10pm, are very popular with a guest ale, other beers, lagers, wines and a dish of the night like pizza, casserole etc with veggie options as well. All welcome.

The hall is located adjacent to the Recreation Ground at the top of the village. It was originally built for the Women’s Institute on land leased from Ilchester Estates and first opened in 1922. In 1993 Ilchester Estates agreed a new 32 year lease that transferred the running of the hall to the Village Hall Management Committee for the purpose of providing a recreational facility for the residents of Melbury Osmond, Melbury Sampford and the surrounding area.
The Hall can accommodate up to 100 people and 80 with tables set for a meal
It has full facilities for both private and public functions. These include:

  • A fully fitted kitchen with pots, pans, crockery and cutlery for up to 100 people.
  • Tables both small and large with chairs to seat up to 100 people.
  • A stage with theatre lighting.
  • Central heating
  • Separate male and female toilet facilities
  • Small changing room
  • Outside area under a canopy for B-B-Qs etc.
  • Large car parking area on the recreation ground

The hall has a fully licensed bar and as well as an entertainments license. There is a flag pole where for a small fee a flag can be flown to celebrate a special occasion and marquees can be erected on the grassed area in front.

Recreation facilities adjacent to the hall include:

  • A children’s play area.
  • A boules pitch; there is a regular boules session on Tuesday evening during the summer, which is open to all.
  • A hard tennis court that can be hired separately from Melbury Osmond Tennis Club.

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