East Boldre Village Hall is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation Registration No 11645494

East Boldre Village Hall is situated on open heathland in the New Forest National Park within the picturesque village of East Boldre. The historic building was built in 1916/17 as part of the Royal Flying Corps training airfield during WW1. It was used as an Officers’ Mess for entertainment with a lovely stage. At the end of the war when the other buildings demolished, the Officers’ Mess was left to the Villagers as a way of thanking them for their part in the war effort.

East Boldre is situated approximately two miles from Beaulieu and about half a mile from Hatchet Pond. The Village is on a rural by-road and there is little traffic, making it a safe and and quiet spot. It is often used by groups walking or hiking in the New Forest. The Village Shop and Post Office is well stocked with food, drink and almost all the basic items you may need. The proprietors, Ian and Kim, are friendly and very helpful.

The Turfcutters Arms is about a further 200 metres down on the same side as the Hall and can be accessed either by road or by walking around the back across the heath. It serves wonderful restaurant and bar meals and a number of local ales. It has a large garden for the summer months.

Licensable Activities

The Hall holds a Premises Licence for the performance of plays, exhibition of films, performance of live music, playing of recorded music, performance of dance and similar entertainments. A Performing Society Rights Licence is held. The Hirer must ensure they hold any other licence required in respect of the activity for which the Hall is used including the sale of alcohol or supply of hot food after 11 pm.

Facilities

Main Hall and Stage

Can be used for concerts, parties or similar activities. Can seat up to 80 people in rows for a stage performance, 60 seated at tables or can accommodate up to 100 standing. Has been used for overnight accommodation for the conservation group. Chairs and tables can be made available.

Fitted Kitchen

Cooking facilities, commercial dishwasher, crockery and cutlery can be made available.

Small Hall/Meeting Room

A smaller hall is available for use for up to 40 people. Lower rates apply if the meeting room only is used and not the main hall.

Piano

There is an electric piano in the Hall which may be used on request.

Heating

Electric heating in the main hall, the corridor, the toilets and kitchen will ensure you do not get cold.

Toilets

There are gents, ladies and disabled facilities with a baby changing table.

Car Park

Ample, gated car parking is available.  

The Management Team

The East Boldre Village Hall is not a local authority facility. The building is run and maintained under Licence from the Forestry Commission by a small, friendly team of dedicated volunteers.  We would appreciate as much of your help as you are willing to give. If you would like to join our team or help out in any way, please contact Steve Antczak (Secretary) using our Contact Page to get in touch.

East Boldre Village Hall