Ryarsh Village Archives

We have a large amount of historical documents – planning applications, receipts, account books etc. If you would like to have a look at this please email to arrange – ryarshbookings@gmail.com

Book Exchange

The book exchange was created when the Mobile library stopped visiting Ryarsh. We have a huge selection of books – both fact & fiction. Cookery, gardening, history, biographies – almost anything you can think of. The book exchange is attended on Saturday mornings from 9.30 – 10.30 but can be accessed at other times when the hall is open. It’s the ‘go-to’ place for your holiday reading. We also have a satellite book exchange at the old phone box in Chapel Street – this is mainly children’s books and games.

Regular Hall Activities

Yoga – classes both daytime and evening – Natasha Hope –natasha@thevillageyoga.co.uk

Paris Performing Arts – musical theatre, dance, drama, vocal training: info@parisperformingarts.com

U3A – Various lectures, Mahjong, Cinema Club etc.- This is a UK-wide movement which brings together people in their ‘third age’ to develop their interests and continue their learning in a friendly and informal environment. If you’re wondering what is meant by the third age – it is a time after you have finished working full-time or raising your family and have time to pursue your interests or just try something new. mike.quintain@gmail.com

Malling Art Societyshelleycornish47@gmail.com – Membership Secretary is jill.rutland@hotmail.co.uk – Meetings every second Thursday of the month at 11.00am.

Women’s Institute – Meet on 2nd Monday each month at 7.30pm in the Davison Room at the Village hall. pat.meehan1@btinternet.com

New York City Ballet Workout – This is a complete exercise program, balancing art, life and fitness into the perfect workout. deborahnanks@icloud.com

Short Mat Bowls – most Tuesday evenings, some Fridays. dgroom5143@aol.com

Soccer Superskills – Football coaching for children.  matt.superskills@hotmail.co.uk

If you’d like to book our village hall for your event, please fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you regarding availability for your desired date(s).

HIRE CHARGES PER HOUR effective from 1st October 2019.

20% discount for regular hirers.

Childrens Parties – 4 hours – £100.

Entire Hall
Sat & Sun £40
Mon - Fri £30
Includes use of screen & audio equipment
Main Hall
Sat & Sun £30
Mon - Fri £20
Recommended Capacities
250 Close Seating
180 Table Seating
190 Dancing
Davison Room
Sat & Sun £20
Mon - Fri £15
Recommended Capacities
50 Close Seating
40 Table Seating
Sat & Sun £15
Mon - Fri £10
Recommended Capacities
16 Close Seating

Rates for changing room/pitch hire will be negotiated according to requirements.

Regular hirers (at least 8 times a year) will receive a discount for prompt payment and free use of the kitchen.

Wedding receptions/parties and similar functions will be quoted separately according to requirements.

Teen and 21st parties may be declined, but if agreed will carry a heavy insurance premium.

The Hall and surrounds are comprehensively insured including public liability. This does not cover claims against you, as a hirer, by 3rd parties.

The kitchen is only for general usage; if food is to be prepared then a person with the appropriate certification is needed.

The Hall is licensed for the consumption of alcohol with Jon Sutton; licencee of the Duke of Wellington, Ryarsh, and arrangements should be made with him if a selling bar is required. Those wising to run their own selling bar must inform the bookings clerk, who will require a copy of the Temporary Events Notice 10 days before the event.

Further charges will apply if the Hall and/or facilities are damaged or left in an unsuitable condition for the next users.

Full terms and conditions of hire are on display at the Hall.


Registered Charity No. 293640

Ryarsh Village Hall, Birling Rd., Ryarsh, Kent, ME19 5LS