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The Village Hall


This medium-sized hall is centrally located in the village in Finkle Street, and has recently had considerable repairs to bring the fabric up to standard. There is a large ground floor hall that has recently been re-decorated and re-floored and a committee room upstairs.

There is a kitchen equipped for catering, a permanent licensed bar and a stage with a sound system. The toilets have been re-furbished and new heating has been installed.

Rentals are by the hour and are very moderate.

For hire details, contact Phil or Valerie Turpin; 01946 823772

St. Bees Village Hall, also known as "Hodgett's Club", is an imposing sandstone building in Finkle Street, and was built in about 1882 by Alfred Hodgett of Abbots Court, to serve as the St. Bees Liberal Club. The Liberal cause was strong in St. Bees, and the club thrived, but after the First World War, interest declined, and it was bought by the Parish Council using money from the Pagan Gift, to serve as a village institute.

Right - The Village Hall exterior


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Village School Hall

This hall is almost exclusively used for Village School functions.

Methodist Room

A general purpose room beneath the Methodist chapel

Adams Recreation Ground

The pavilion is available for hire.

At the Priory Church

New College Hall (Two halls)

Belonging to the church, it is hired by many groups. The lower hall is the better equipped and the upstairs is a bit more "utilitarian". Good parking nearby for evenings and weekends. A bit restricted during school days.

Old College Hall

Also owned by the church, it has recently been repaired and renovated and is now one of the finest halls in the village, and indeed the finest mediaeval hall still in use in Cumbria. It has facilities for meetings, lectures, exhibitions, drama and music, as well social events. Parking as for New College Hall. Disabled access unfortunately restricted due to the architecture and Grade I Listed Building status.