Village Hall


7.00 pm on Saturday 27th November 2021

Teams of up to 8 per table

Bring your own drink and glasses

Tickets £10.00 per person

Please book by telephoning Paul on 01963 210487


On Saturday 24 August, a further group of volunteers from our village completed the second coat of paint on the village hall. The efforts of the 28 individuals who have helped over 3 weekends continues to be admired. On behalf of the Glanvilles Wootton, Holnest and Middlemarsh village hall committee, I would like to thank the following people for their wonderful efforts: –  Bex, Chris & Jo Allender, David Davies, Annie Dove, Charles & Louise Dutton, Tony Eagles, Annie & Christopher Gabbey, Paul Goodfelow, Jenny & Keith Hunnisett, Claire & Nathan Neal, Edwin Parrott, Lloyd & Naomi Rimmer, Luisa Roverato, Mike & Louise Sandy, Georgina & Richard Taylor, Pam & Roger Taylor, Chris & Jenny Toyne.  In particular, I’m sure we’d all like two thank Louise Dutton and Luisa Roverato who provided lunches (with wine) for the work parties which were absolutely yummy!

There are 2 more tasks to be fulfilled: The first is to fit white uPVC facias over the partly rotten timbers; they’ll never need painting again. That’ll get done within the next month or so.  Next is a surprising one! We painted a black band at ground level at about 8 inches high on the small extension at the front and also the new kitchen at the back. People have said how smart it looks. Can we have it around the whole building? It’s our final task then and it’ll be one evening from 6-ish onwards. More info to follow.

Thank you all again!





Our first day painting the Village Hall!

Our second session with a band of 15 smiling painters. The complete hall now has its first coat of paint and we shall be back for the second and final one. Our next painting session will be in a fortnight, on Saturday 24 August, from 9.30 am to 12.30pm and then from 1.30 to 4.30pm. Come along and join in either or both sessions. All brushes, rollers and lunches are provided.

Please contact Martin on

The Village Hall is situated close to the centre of Glanvilles Wotton and provides a useful community amenity to the parishes of Glanvilles Wootton, Holnest and Middlemarsh and surrounding area.

  • The Hall is licensed for 100 people.
  • It consists of a Main Hall, a modern well equipped kitchen, ample tables and chairs, a portable stage and piano, good cloakroom facilities and is accessed via a level entrance from the large adjacent car park.
  • It has a Performing Rights Society License. Hirers intending to sell alcohol need to obtain the necessary licence from North Dorset District Council.
  • A Defibrillator is on site.
  • The Hall is managed by Trustees and is a registered charity.  Charity Number 301132.

The Main Hall

Village Hall Quiz Night December 2016

The main hall is accessed by glass double doors from the car park through a light entrance hall and through further double doors.
The floor is suspended and measures approx 14 meters X 6.3 metres.
It will seat up to 100 people with tables and chairs.
There are ample tables and chairs.
A portable stage is situated at one end of the hall and there is also a piano.
There is access off the hall to the modern kitchen in addition to a good size serving hatch to the kitchen.
The hall is well lit and heat is provided by overhead electric radiant heaters.
There is a small storage area to the side and a further separate larger storage room at the far end of the hall.

The Kitchen

WI Christmas Dinner 2016

The kitchen is well designed and was built in 2015 to building regulations standard and newly equipped in 2016. It has ample work hygienic worktops and storage together with an easy to clean floor. There is a separate overhead fan heater that heats the kitchen.

It has a double stainless steel sink with draining boards either side. This is served by a modern ‘quick to temperature’ hot water heater. There is also a hand wash sink.

Large Range Cooker

There is a range style electric cooker with large single oven and a 5 ring ceramic hob. A tall refrigerator and a microwave are also available.  Additionally are 2 large electric kettles and a large urn. There is a large lightweight trolley that has a variety of uses.

There is sufficient matching cutlery for 100 place settings and there are 100 matching white dinner plates, desert plates and bowls and mugs.  Cups and Saucers are also available together with a range of other useful utensils.

The kitchen is well light with an external door providing easy access for loading from the car park. The kitchen is fitted with an extractor fan.  There is a good sized hatch with up and over door which provides a hygienic serving counter to the main hall. Beside the hatch is an additional door directly to the main hall.

Cloakroom facilities

There are separate Ladies and Gents cloakrooms in addition to a further cloakroom for with disabled facilities.

Car Park

Car Parking

Immediately adjacent to the hall there is a good level tarmac car park with easy access to and from the street.

The Deer Leap play area

The public children’s play area, The Deer Leap, is immediately adjacent to the hall.

Cost of Hire

Coffee & Chat

The hall can be hired by the hour, session or day or any length of time agreed Trustees. A session being a morning, afternoon or evening.  As a guide the hourly rate for non commercial events in 2016 was £3 per hour for residents and organisations based in the villages of Glanvilles Wootton, Holnest and Middlemarsh and £3.50 per hour for external lets. In addition to this a £1 slot meter is in place for electricity for the overhead heaters in the main hall and for the range cooker in the kitchen. The cost of hall hire has been kept to this low level due to ongoing fund raising events run by the Hall Trustees and the generosity of the local community together with more recent and lottery and community grant funding to help finance the new kitchen. A full list of costs is available from the booking secretary, details below:

How to book the hall

Full details of available dates and Conditions of Hire can be obtained from the Bookings Secretary:

Pempy Wallington
Tel: 01963 210932

How to find us

The Village Hall
Stock Hill Lane
Glanvilles Wootton
From Sherborne take the A352 towards Dorchester. After passing through the village of Long Burton, enter the village of Holnest take the left hand turning B3146 signposted to Glanvilles Wootton. Proceed into the centre of the village where you turn left and you will find the village hall approximately 75 yards on your right hand side. From Dorchester take A352 from towards Sherborne. After Middlemarsh enter the village of Holnest take the right hand turning B3146 signposted to Glanvilles Wootton. Proceed into the centre of the village where you turn left and you will find the village hall approximately 75 yards on your right hand side. From other directions go to the centre of the village where the roads meet at the war memorial where there is a finger post to the village hall.

Other useful contacts

The booking secretary (details above) the Chairman and the Vice- Chairman are all key holders.

Paul Goodfellow
Bridles Farm
Tel: 01963 210487
Vice Chairman
Edwin Parrott
Osehill Green Farm
Glanvilles Wootton
Tel: 01963 210642
Nikki Coffin
Seven Ash Farm
Seven Ash Common,
Tel: 01963 210493
Jo Allender
Glanvilles Wootton
Tel: 01963 210126

Regular Activities in the Hall

Awaiting Whist Drive Results

Whist Drives (Tuesdays every two weeks)
WI meetings (usually first Thursday of the Month)
Old Time Dancing (Monthly through the winter months)
Councillor’s surgery monthly
Church fundraising events, harvest suppers and quizzes