Parish Hall


On Thursday 2nd June 2022 between 2.00 – 5.00pm, everyone is invited to our Open Afternoon to view our new extension and total refurbishments.  Help us celebrate its’ completion along with the Queen’s 70 years Jubilee with a complimentary glass of Prosecco along with light refreshments – try your hand at skittles!

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West Down Parish Hall is a member of “Devon Communities Together” – for further detail please follow link:

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.

The safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk is an important part of all Parish Hall activities. Our Safeguarding Policy demonstrates and guides all users of the Parish Hall on the part that they play in safeguarding. The Parish Hall Committee is whole-heartedly committed to the wellbeing and protection of all those who are vulnerable or at risk of abuse.

The Parish Hall Committee will monitor national developments, whether through updated policy and guidance or through reports from elsewhere in the country and undertakes to follow relevant emerging requirements and recommendations in a timely and comprehensive manner.

(For full Policy Statement adopted by the Parish Hall Committee on 28th June 2017 please see Documentation sub-page)

West Down Parish Hall Rates – from 19th August 2021


All Day Hire and  Wedding Receptions – £ 175

Dances, Parties, etc. – £ 90.00

Suppers, Concerts – £ 60.00 

Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings per session for Meetings, Jumble Sales, Whist Drives, Coffee Mornings, Afternoon teas etc. – £27.00

Children’s Birthday Parties (per session – morning, afternoon or evening) – £30.00

Educational Classes (per session) – £17.00

Skittle Alley Hire (this is in addition to the cost of hall hire) – £10


ROOM 2000 (per session – morning, afternoon or evening) – £17.00 per session


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

Electricity and heating are included in the charge.

Please ensure that HEATING, COOKER (not wall switch), WATER HEATERS, LIGHTS, DISHWASHER, FRIDGES and ALL APPLIANCES are switched off after your event.

Thank you.

BOOKING CLERK: Keith Oades – Mobile 07979188107

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

After a number of weeks of down time due to technical difficulties the ‘hosted’ Post Office service in the Parish Hall is now up and running again.

The Post Office Counter service was originally in the village shop but this was shut down at the end of 2008.

It was replaced by a ‘hosted’ service in the West Down Parish Hall and is open between the following times:

Mondays         1.15pm to 4.15pm
Wednesdays    9.15am to 12.15pm
Fridays             9.00am to 11.00am

Available services: letters and parcels, bill payments and foreign exchange