The Cotswold Hall is an important part of the history of Northleach. It began life in 1886 when it was known as Northleach Institute. Today it is is “owned” by the people of Northleach and is managed on their behalf by a number of Trustees.
The Hall received a significant facelift in 1894 with the erection of an additional storey; and in 1897 the large period clock was installed as a celebration of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.
The Cotswold Hall has recently undergone major improvement work. It now has new ladies, gentlemen’s and disabled toilets and, in addition, the entrance porch, stairways, Vicar’s Room, main hall, kitchens and bar have all been refurbished and decorated. A lift makes access to both floors easy for the disabled and elderly people with difficulties.
The Cotswold Hall is now a registered charity, and serves the community in many ways.
ROOMS FOR HIRE – The Main Hall is large enough to seat 100. It adjoins a fully licensed bar and kitchen. It is suitable for dinner/dances, children’s parties, wedding receptions and birthday celebrations. The Vicar’s Room is also available for smaller meetings. Parking may be arranged by prior notice behind the Fire Station. Enquiries about bookings should be made to Jacques Astic on 01451 860366.
SNOOKER ROOM – Open to members and guests from Monday to Saturday. Enquiries about the Snooker Club should be made to Jim Wainwright on 01451 861258.
NORTHLEACH CINEMA – Takes place on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:30pm (bar open from 7pm). Look out for posters around the town and information in the Parish Magazine. Enquiries about the cinema should be made to Mary Hazell on 01451 861857.
THE JUBILEE ALLOTMENTS – The garden has also been cleared and is now cared for by members of the community. Enquiries about the allotments should be made to Clare Patrick on 01451 860848.
For general enquiries to the Cotswold Hall Trustees, please contact Mary Hazell, Secretary to the Trustees on 01451 861857.
For more information about what’s on, please see the attached brochure.