Priston Village Hall

Festival Supper 2019
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Village Hall Re-opening - 31 August 2020

We are delighted to announce that Priston Village Hall will be available for use from Monday 31 August 2020.

The Village Hall Committee (VHC) has worked hard to ensure that this will be on a Covid-19 Secure basis.

  • a Risk Assessment has been performed by the VHC for the Hall itself;
  • all VH hirers will be responsible for producing a specific Risk Assessment for their event/activities - this can be based on an Example Risk Assessment for Hirers provided by the VHC if hirers consider this appropriate to their needs;
  • our Standard Conditions of Hire have been supplemented with additional Covid-19 Conditions - these are available from the Bookings Manager (Maggie Rideout);
  • additional signage has been provided throughout the hall - please do follow the guidance.

Key measures we have put in place to ensure Covid-19 Security include:

  • requiring the wearing of masks inside the hall, except where not legally needed eg when eating/drinking or engaging in exercise;
  • limiting events to a maximum of 30 people (8 + leader for exercise classes);
  • social distancing to be practised in accordance with Government guidelines;
  • operating a one-way system - enter by front door, leave by rear hall door;
  • limiting the number of people in the kitchen (3) and in each toilet area (1);
  • ensuring good ventilation - keeping doors open where weather permits;
  • providing sanitiser for use on entering/leaving the hall;
  • requiring hirers to clean regularly-used surfaces prior to the commencement of their event;
  • requiring hirers to maintain a list of attendees to be used by NHS Test & Trace if required.

All bookings will be subject to prevailing Government and local authority requirements/advice.

Look out for announcements from event organisers for information regarding specific events/classes.

Our Address

Priston Village Hall, High Street, Priston, Bath, BA2 9EG
(see map)


Priston Village Hall is one of the key hubs of Priston social life. It is located on the village green, next door to the Ring O' Bells public house and is within walking distance of the Church of St. Luke & St. Andrew.

See map for details.  

The Village Hall is run by a committee of residents and representatives of local groups.  It is registered as a charity (Reg. no. 277636).

The Committee Chairman is Gail Pattison (email:, tel: 01761 470609).

Hire of the Hall

The Hall is available for hire and is licensed as a place of public entertainment.

The main space (excluding stage) is 11.6m x 4.9m. The hall can cater for parties of up to 100 people, or 60-70 people seated. Ultrafast broadband is now available.

The building is equipped with a stage (2.8m x 4.9m), pull-down projection screen, kitchen (with microwave, cooker, tea-urn, crockery & cutlery), lavatories (including one equipped for disabled users), trestle tables and chairs. Cotton tablecloths may be requested (via Maggie Rideout at 01761 471308 or or from Michele Cameron 01761 479409).

A hearing loop is also installed. Note that this does not provide amplication for those without a hearing aid, but a PA can be hired locally (see Directory).

You can view photos of the exterior and interior of our hall on our web album.

Limited parking is available in the Village Hall Car Park (included in hire charge).

Organisers of events at which alcohol will be available for sale need to agree this when booking the hall, and will also need to apply for a Temporary Events Notice.


Please view our Charges for Hire.


Contact Maggie Rideout for bookings on 01761 471308 or by email at

You can check availability by viewing a calendar of current bookings below.


The building was formerly the village poor-house, and subsequently became the village school, which closed in 1970. The hall was refurbished and redecorated througout in 2019, thanks to donations and other contributions from villagers, and grants received from the National Lottery Community Fund and the St John's Foundation.


Each year the Village Hall Committee organises a May Day Fair, which is the principal fund-raising event for the maintenance and upkeep of the hall. A Village Social takes place in Jan/Feb each year.

During the week the Hall is in use by Tai Chi, Circuit TrainingSaturday Café, Pilates and Yoga

The Hall is also in frequent use for Parish Council meetings, birthday parties, wedding receptions and other celebrations, the occasional cricket club pantomime, quizzes, art exhibitions and other assorted events.


Priston also has a marquee available for hiring to the residents of Priston and the immediate surrounding villages. Size: 10x4 Metres. Rates are as follows: Priston - £35 (In VH Car Park - £50) (Non villagers in VH Car Park £100) Tent taken to nearby villages - £80 Any other requests will be subject to negotiation and dependent on availability of a rigging team.

Further information from: Doug Pattison on 01761 470609 or email.


Bookings Calendar