The memorial hall at Draycott, completed in August 2000 with the help of grants from the National Lottery Charities board, Somerset County Council, Mendip District and Rodney Stoke Parish Council, together with a lot of hard work and local fund-raising, is the recreational centre for the civil parish of Rodney Stoke and the neighbourhood continues the role of the original hall in The Street, Draycott as a memorial to the dead of two world wars.

Situated on the edge of the village of Draycott and looking out over the Recreation field, the hall sits on a six acre site of a special landscape area in the lee of the Mendip Hills - an area of outstanding natural beauty. With panoramic views of the Mendips rising out of the valley from the front of the hall, and a view across the moors to the Isle of Wedmore to the rear it is spectacularly ideal setting for that special occasion such a wedding reception or other special celebration. The superb facilities included also make the hall the perfect place for an informal party of any age group, for dances, concerts, meetings, and stage productions. Indoor sports such as badminton and short mat bowls are also superbly catered for in this modern and spacious purpose built facility.


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DSCF6098.JPG DSCF6097-001.JPG DSCF6256-001.JPG The original Draycott Village hall

Facilities available for hire…

Main Hall - 16.5m x 10.4m fully sprung timber floor, with large equipped stage

Corrick Room - 5.2m x 9.2m (at longest) with beverage facilities provided within the meeting room.     

designed to accommodate a smaller gathering, It would comfortably seat around 40 people (Tables of eight) or 30 (at tables of six) Great for meetings, lectures and seminars.

Kitchen area - 28 square metres. The kitchen has recently been refurbished, and includes a dishwasher, catering fridge, Turbo Fan oven, together with a double electric oven and six hobs, and also a hot cupboard.

There is also plenty of good work surfaces, and crockery and cutlery for up to 200 covers.

A second meeting room - A secondary carpeted meeting room is available for hire upstairs.

 Male and female toilets, and disabled toilets.

The car park to the rear of the hall consists of 60 marked bays (with disabled spaces) and view over Nyland Hill and the levels to the South.


To book the Draycott memorial hall for your event or function, or to enquire about making a regular booking for your club or organisation please contact the booking secretary. Please ensure you notify us of the following information :

Name of the hirer or organisation represented (if applicable) - please include an address and telephone number.

Dates of intended hire.

Start and end times of hire.

Which rooms or rooms will be required.

Precise nature of event of function.

Any other relevant information.

The booking secretary will advise you on availability and pricing.

Terms of hire will be sent to you along with a booking form for completion and return together with a security bond which is refundable subject to the hall being left in a clean and undamaged state.

Please note that all cheques will be presented.

Or you can download the forms directly from this website (shown below)

Print, complete and post to the booking secretary (address on form) together with your security deposit.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to be able to view and download the booking form and terms of hire. If you do not have this installed on your computer, please click here.

Finish times

Sunday to  Thursday inclusive 11.30 pm

Friday night/Saturday morning 01.00 am

Saturday night 12.00 midnight

Permitted Numbers

Main Hall - seated in rows 250

Main Hall - seated at tables 200

Corrick room - seated in rows 50

Corrick room - seated at tables 40


HALL INFORMATION For bookings : 07851 410459  / enquiries@draycottmememorialhall.org LOCATION Latches lane, Draycott, Near Cheddar, BS27 3UE

From Cheddar :

Take the road to Wells (A371) Draycott is the next village (1.5 miles) Just after the 30mph sign is a crossroads with a farm shop on the right.

The entrance to the hall is on the right, almost part of the turning into the lane. A 5 foot high stone tablet is mounted by the entrance.

From Wells :

Take the road to Cheddar (A371) Through the villages of Haybridge, Easton, Westbury sub mendip and Rodney Stoke. Draycott is the next village (1 mile)

As you are about to leave the village the recreation field is on your left. The entrance is on the left, almost part of the turning into the lane. A 5 foot high stone tablet is mounted by the entrance.

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The 100 Club has been running for nearly 20 years, its aim is to raise funds towards the ongoing maintenance and development of the Memorial Hall. Over the years it has helped to raise several thousand pounds towards the upkeep of the Hall. New members are always welcome and numbers are not restricted to 100. So please support your local Memorial Hall and join us. For an annual subscription of £25 you will be allocated a number which will be entered into the monthly draw giving you the chance to win a £50, £25, or £15 prize. At least 50% of membership fees will be paid out as prizes. There are also occasional additional bonus prizes throughout the year.

Interested? For  further details e-mail chris@thefultonfamily.co.uk  or ring 01934 253741 Remember you’ve got to be in it to win it!

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the Memorial Hall in September.

Procedures are currently being put in place to ensure we can offer a safe, clean and relaxed environment for your return when we re-open week beginning September 7. An exciting new development will also soon be underway, the upgrading of the upstairs room to provide a comfortable new meeting venue.For more information regarding bookings and enquires please contact Mrs Sarah Knight Booking Secretary 07851 410459 or email enquires@draycottmemorialhall.org.uk

Social distancing measures will need to be followed by all hirers in line with government guidance. New terms and conditions of hire along with special conditions of hire relating to Covid 19 are being finalised and will be uploaded to this site as soon as they are completed. At present the hall is available for most types of hire with the exception of gatherings of more than 30 persons in line with government guidance.

 A great way for the community to support the upkeep and development of the Hall is to join the 100 Club. For an annual membership of £25 for each number you will have the chance to win £50, £25 or £15 in the monthly draw. The 100 Club new year starts in September so this is the perfect time to join!  If you would like to support the Hall in this way please e-mail chris@thefultonfamily.co.uk or ring 01934253741 for details.

1. Standard Conditions of Hire - January 2020 version   

2. Special conditions of Hire during Covid 19 - version 5 August 2020-

3. Risk Assessment for re-opening the hall after Covid 19

4. Fire Risk Assessment - July 2020 version

5. Individual booking application and hire agreement

6. Regular Bookings for September 2020