Parish Hall

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.

West Down Parish Hall Rates – from 1st April 2019

The rates for the Parish Hall have not changed since April 2016 so as from April 2019 the Parish Hall Rates will increase to the amounts shown below.


All Day Events i.e. Wedding Receptions – £ 150.00

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


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             9.15am to 12.15pm

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