Dunkeswell Village Hall is a charitable organisation and is non profit making to be used by the community.  It is set in the old village of Dunkeswell in the Blackdown Hills area of outstanding natural beauty,

The maximum capacity of the Hall is 100 people dancing or 50 people seated.

There is a small stage and a lovely wooden floor.  The modern, well equipped kitchen comes with a large range cooker, microwave, water heater, fridge with a small freezing compartment and a separate freezer if required.

Plates/cups/cutlery are available. There are also 12 large tables and 6 card tables available, plus 50 chairs.

There is a large outside patio area with wooden garden tables and chairs, seating 12.  Plus 6 large lightweight tables and gas BBQ.

The hall has access and toilets suitable for the disabled.

Dunkeswell Village Hall News

Past Event

We held a Villages in Action event on February 11th. Ian Thompson and Mark Duff entertained us superbly with original songs and instrumentals inspired by the often bleak but beautiful landscape of the Scottish Highlands. Ian’s varied work life provided the basis for songs about sheep shearing in New Zealand, trucking from Glasgow down south and fencing in the Scottish isles. We learned that, over the years, a lot of tenant farmers have been displaced by rich landowners although some security has been obtained by the setting up of crofting agreements. Mark’s playing of low and high whistles, Irish pipes, a bouzouki and the bodhran drum wonderfully evoked the haunting landscape and sometimes sad tales. For jollier pieces his fingers flew! It was a very good evening enjoyed by the good number in the audience. Thank you to all those who enabled the evening to go so well.

Coming up – dates for your calendar

On April 8th we shall be putting on our annual Wine and Wisdom quiz. This has proved very popular with good humoured rivalry between the teams and a keen sense of competition. We have a cup for the winning team.

Last year our Go Karting competition proved so popular that we are holding another one on May Bank Holiday ( Monday 29th May ). So get those designer heads working and carpentry tools out to see if you can win the prize for the best go- kart this year. The event will take place at the Village Hall at midday and there will be a BBQ to keep up your energy levels. More details to follow in a future edition of the magazine.


Dunkeswell Village Hall Management Committee Members

Trevor Berry Chairman 01404 891677 tsandplberry@gmail.com

Barry Hughes Vice Chair 01404 892848 barryhughes62@hotmail.com

Rita Barrow Treasurer 01404 891676 ritabarrow3@gmail.com

Heather Hughes Secretary 01404 892848 barryhughes62@hotmail.com

Rowanne Clapp Bookings Secretary 01404 892863  dunkeswellvillagehall@gmail.com

Other members

Brendan Procter

Dave Cligg

Gail Smith

Guy Smith

Linda Neill

Village Hall Location

Old Dunkeswell Village



EX14 4RE


For local groups & organisations £7.00 per hour

Private parties (including all facilities) £8.00 per hour

Hire Outside the Hall

Large wooden Tables £1.50 each for first 3 days

£1.00 per day thereafter

Card Tables £ 1.00 each per day

Chairs (Plastic only) £  .25 each per day

Cutlery £  .10 per set per day

Crockery £  .10 each item per day

Urn (Parish only) £5.00 per day

Any damages or losses should be reported and charged for replacement.

Contact the Village Hall for Bookings

Hall Booking Secretary Contact details:

Rowanne Clapp, Millbrook, Dunkeswell. EX14 4QZ

01404 892863 dunkeswellvillagehall@gmail.com

Village Hall Booking Calendar

To place a booking. Select the date you want .

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Then select the time slots you wish to book. If you only want to book an hour select the time slot twice so it appears in the start & finish times

Booking TImes

Then fill in your contact details & send the booking. No payment is taken at this stage & the Bookings admin will be in touch to confirm the booking & payment details.