Blockley Little Village Hall
A Charming Meeting Space for Business & Pleasure
Drawing copyright David Birch
Blockley Little Village Hall is owned and managed on behalf of the community by The Elisha Smith Institute, a registered charity number 1042374.
The trustees of Blockley Little Village Hall gratefully acknowledge the financial support received from the National Lottery Community Fund, Cotswold District Council and The Summerfield Charitable Trust.
We are grateful to Gigaclear for providing us with a Business Ultra broadband package providing upload & download speeds of 900mbps.
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The Blockley Little Village Hall is an attractive Grade II listed heritage building that provides a charmingly unique environment for all kinds of activities, meetings and community events involving up to 50 people. On two occasions it has been transformed into a set for the BBC’s “Father Brown” TV series.
Originally constructed in the late 18th Century as a church meeting house by the Reverend Elisha Smith ‐ Baptist preacher, enlightened social reformer and leading Blockley merchant ‐ the chapel was acquired after the First World War and placed in a trust on behalf of the people of Blockley by Elisha's great‐grandson Edward Robinson who converted it at his own expense to a village hall.
Whether accommodating a music rehearsal, tea party or business meeting, the Hall has everything the user might need: seating, tables, a well equipped kitchen, superfast WiFi and toilet. And, if required, light meals and refreshments can be ordered from Blockley Café https://www.blockleycafe.co.uk
To hire Blockley’s uniquely beautiful and practical meeting place, please complete and submit the Booking Enquiry form which will send an email with your details to us. A £50 refundable deposit is required for private parties. This is to cover the cost of additional cleaning when it is required as a direct result of your event. More information about The Elisha Smith Suite Package for Businesses together with hire rates may be found by clicking here.
Here are some examples of how the hall's versatile space can be laid out to suit a particular purpose:
Fully fitted modern kitchen suitable for most needs.
Arrangements can be made with Blockley Café (https://www.blockleycafe.co.uk) to provide snacks and more substantial meals.
The Hall is licensed for music, entertainment and the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises.
Chairs and foldaway tables are included in the hire charge.
The main hall is on a single floor with wheelchair access and toilets suitable for disabled visitors.
Vehicles may drop off disabled passengers at the door.
Wall mounted SMART screen (50 inch) suitable for use with the Hall’s Gigaclear® Business Ultra Broadband WiFi or with laptop sourced presentations material.
Car parking is permitted on adjacent Back Ends Common (Note: If parking in Bell Bank outside the Hall, please respect our neighbours’ privacy and avoid obstructing access to their properties.)
Blockley Ladies Choir
Cakes & Company
subject to condition
Private hire charge per hour: £12
Concessionary rates per hour
- local voluntary and registered charitable organisations: £10
Elisha Smith Suite Package for Businesses:
please see Facilities & Rates
* These are the current rates for new bookings.
"Blockley Little Village Hall is a charming and wonderfully intimate space. My business is about helping others, and I love that the hall has an elevated position within the village and has such amazing views. It literally offers a different perspective ... A wee gem."