The Village Hall re-opens (subject to no new lockdown/restriction announcements from the Government) on Thursday June 3rd

Thursday, June 3rd Coffee Morning 10-12 mid day with tea, coffee, homemade cakes etc. 

Friday, June 25th 1830-2130 Social Evening -  open bar selling soft drinks, wine, beer plus light refreshments.

The Village Hall Committee is keen to know your views on holding regular 'pub evenings' that could include the availability of a self-service BBQ and other attractions. Come along on the 25th June and give them your views. 

The Village Hall Chairman is looking for new Committee members - will you volunteer? 

Also a Secretary is needed and someone who can help with maintenance. Are you interested? The meetings are lively but the main concern is to keep the Hall going for the village.

A cleaner is also needed - no need to be on the Committee and there is a small remuneration. Contact Barbara Waine 01935 83265 regarding all of the above. 






The Village Hall

The Village Hall is the hub of the village and is used for many functions and events throughout the year including theatrical productions, 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 such as the Queens 90th birthday.

It 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.

Village Hall

Village Hall

The Hall can be hired for private and public functions and you can also hire tables, chairs, crockery and cutlery. Hire includes use of all facilities but heating & electrical power is by separate coin operated meters.

Contact Barbara Waine 01935 83265

Or email 

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Village Hall  

 Play Area

Recreation Ground

The village recreation ground is adjacent to the Village Hall and contains the Tennis Court and Boules Court and Play Ground.  The grass area which covers over an acre is available on limited occasions for hire by approved organisations/caravan clubs and the hire can include use of the Village Hall, Play Ground and Boules Court.  Details can be obtained from the Parish Clerk, Jodie Carter, telephone 01935 83915 e-mail