Parish Hall

The Hall is used by a wide range of local groups and individuals being very much the focal point in this isolated rural community especially for younger people and the elderly.

West Down Parish Hall Rates – from 1st April 2016



All Day Events i.e. Wedding Receptions – £ 120.00

Dances, Parties, etc. – £ 80.00

Suppers, Concerts – £ 53.00

Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings per session for Meetings, Jumble Sales, Whist Drives, Coffee Mornings, Afternoon teas etc. – £24.00

Children’s Birthday Parties (per session – morning, afternoon or evening) – £28.00

Concessional rates by arrangement

Educational Classes (per session) – £15.00

Please contact the Booking Clerk for more details if a bar is required.


ROOM 2000 (per session – morning, afternoon or evening) – £15.00 per session


Hiring charges not covered above are by arrangement with the Booking Clerk.

Tables, chairs, crockery and cutlery can be hired for use off the premises (if available) – for a contribution/donation as agreed with the Booking Clerk in advance.

Electricity, gas and heating are included in the charge.

Please ensure that HEATING, COOKER, WATER HEATERS, LIGHTS, DISHWASHER, FRIDGES and ALL APPLIANCES are switched off after your event. Thank you.

BOOKING CLERK: Pete McGahran, Combe Hill House, West Down, EX34 8NF. Telephone 01271 866396


Regular Activities

Public Meeting – West Down Parish Council

Social Groups – West Down Parish Hall Management Committee (new members welcome)

West Down Gardening Club (Gardening talks and visits)

West down WI


  • Car Parking – 20 spaces
  • Coach parking (by arrangement)
  • Additional Street parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Toilet
  • Inside Toilets
  • Bar available
  • Kitchen available
  • Stage available


FROM BARNSTAPLE – take the A361 to Ilfracombe. Drive through Braunton and Knowle. Heading towards Ilfracombe pass The Foxhunters Inn on your right and The Foxhunters Garage on your left. Just a short distance after the garage turn right at Dean Cross (signposted West Down) and continue for about 1/4 mile towards the village. At the next junction turn right and the Parish Hall entrance is there.

FROM ILFRACOMBE/WOOLACOMBE AREA – head for Mullacott Cross and from there take the A361 towards Barnstaple. After about 1 mile turn left at Dean Cross (signposted West Down) and continue for about 1/4 mile towards the village. At the next T-junction turn right and the Parish Hall entrance is there.

Postal Services

Important notice regarding the Post Office ‘hosted’ service in the Parish Hall.

The Post Office is in the process of upgrading their internet technology.  However, whilst disconnecting their current connection they have now found that the replacement protocol is not compatible with their nominated service provider for West Down and the surrounding area.  Unfortunately this means there will be no Post Office services for the time being.  We will update the website as and when further information becomes available.