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Blockley Little Village Hall

A Charming Meeting Space for Business & Pleasure
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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.

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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.



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, WiFi and toilet. And, if required, light meals and refreshments can be ordered from Craig Stanley’s cafe in the village.

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 usMore 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:

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Fully fitted modern kitchen suitable for most needs.

Arrangements with Blockley’s resident chef Craig Stanley to provide snacks and more substantial meals to order.



The Hall is licensed for music and entertainment, but not for the sale of alcohol.



Chairs and foldaway tables are included in the hire charge.

Disabled Access


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.

Audio Visual


Wall mounted screen suitable for use with the Hall’s free WiFi or with laptop sourced presentations material.

Car Parking


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.)



Tony Exhibition

Jonny Copin Concert

Cakes & Company



Hire Charges*

subject to condition

Private hire charge per hour:  £10

Concessionary rates per hour

- local voluntary and registered charitable organisations:  £8

Long-term hire by above organisations per hour

- at least 12 bookings of 2 hours each in one year:  £7

Elisha Smith Suite Package for Businesses:

please see Facilities & Rates

* These are the current rates for new bookings.

Booking Enquiry


Thank you for your booking enquiry. You will be contacted shortly.



"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."

Meriel Swain