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Shaugh Prior~Village Hall

The hall is situated in the social centre of this village within Dartmoor National Park and has views of Plymouth Sound in the distance and backs onto the moor. Aprox 9 Miles out of Plymouth.

This large hall, part carpeted with stage and sprung floor lends itself well as a venue for hosting a wide range of events including weddings and parties along with other smaller gatherings (max capacity for 150).

A fully stocked and man bar can also be provided.

With Parking for around 9 vehicles, there is also on street unrestricted considerate parking welcomed through the village.


Events, Clubs, Meetings

Shaugh Prior village hall is more than a meeting place – it’s the centre of our community where a world of different things can happen. Whatever you are looking for, from a fitness club to coffee mornings, wedding reception to birthday party, this is a village hall venue to suit your needs. Its the perfect place to hold a DIY party. 

The hall is home to a number of clubs/groups that meet regularly, including:  Silver Threads, Margaret Morris Movement,  Coffee Morning, 

The hall also welcomes regular use from Shaugh Prior Primary School and Parish Council Meetings in addition to wedding and party hire.

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What's on at the Hall



Hover over an area on the floorplan below to see a full description

The Bar has ample shelving, a fridge, sink, preparation space and a serving counter fitted with a lockable security roller to the front.

As you enter the hall there are separate male and female toilets to your right, a lobby, reception and cloaks area. There are baby changing facilities with the ladies toilet. To the left is a large disabled fully accessible toilet. 

Going through the double doors into the main body of the large hall you will find the bar is to your left.

The central area has wooden flooring flanked on both sides by carpeted areas. The main body of the hall has electric sockets on both sides and a substantial selection of lighting options. 

There is a fully fitted integral AV system complete with projector and screen. 
To the right of the hall near the kitchen is a rear door to the garden area. 
The hall has heating and hot water facilities.
 The hall capacity is 150 people. There are tables and chairs available for 100. 

To the rear of the hall along the back wall is a large stage area, complete with curtains if hirers require it. 

To the left of the stage is a large lockable fully stocked office space also available separately for hire by the hour or day. 

Parking for around 9 vehicles, there is also on street unrestricted considerate parking welcomed through the village.

Along the left wall elevation are full glazed windows with distant sea views.  


To the righthand side of the hall you will find our garden area – this space is included in hall hire and has a really interesting back-story:



Shaugh Prior has traditionally been an area of apple production with Bickleigh Vale, adjacent to Shaugh parish, having some 60 to 70 acres of orchards in its hey-day. The favoured apples included the ‘Shaugh Red’. In 2017, we celebrated an Apple Day which has since taken place most years in October. In the last few years an intensive search for the Shaugh Red has been carried out – so far, to no-avail – by the Hall. Although all local farms have apple trees, many orchards have fallen into disrepair and no trees are named.  We have therefore decided to adopt a ‘red apple’ as the motif for the Hall in honour of the now fictitious Shaugh Red.



 This small south-facing orchard lies next to the Hall; it is planted with apples found locally and was opened by the late Sarah Chester of RHS Rosemoor in 2017. It is a pleasant place to sit in good weather with granite seats, a BBQ and moveable tables and chairs.  There is a walkway that runs through the garden. This is under-pinned by rubber matting for wheelchair access. The orchard has been funded by Balfour Beatty, Big Lottery, Portworthy and Newnham Solar in recent years.


The hall is available for hire at only £12 per hour. We welcome regular hirers or one off events by arrangement through the Booking and Event Secretary, Alisha West


For events we require a refundable deposit of £100 against any hire.


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