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Hall Booking Information

The Main Hall

For public entertainments the main hall is licensed to hold up to 120 persons. It has a good wooden floor area of 167 m2 and is well lit by both natural and artificial light.

It is equipped with a suspended lighting rig capable of powering up to 24 lamps. A basic public address system and up to six lamps and dimmers and basic public address system are available for hire by special arrangement.

A small mobile stage can be readily positioned wherever required in the room.

20 tables to seat six persons at each, with 120 upholstered chairs, are available for use.

The Jessel Room

On the upper floor, this room is ideal for small group activities, committees and business meetings. It has flexible seating arrangements and with a floor area of 35 m2 is designed to accommodate up to about 30 persons.


It does not offer access to the kitchen. Arrangements can be made for tea/coffee making facilities. Controls for lighting equipment in the main hall may be operated from here.

The Kitchen and other facilities
There is a well equipped and clean kitchen leading directly off the hall with:

  • Ample work surfaces

  • Electric Range

  • Fridge/freezer

  • Microwave oven

  • Kettle and urn

  • Basic crockery and cutlery (full place settings for 120 persons – at a small extra charge)


There are no restrictions regarding the consumption of alcohol in the hall excepting if it is to be sold when a licence must be obtained from the licensing officer at the Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.


Smoking is prohibited by law anywhere within the hall; however a designated smoking area is provided with cigarette end bins outside the main door.


There is a designated area for car parking, ramp to the main entrance and disabled toilet facilities off the main hall.


There is parking for approximately eight cars on site and a public car park in Balcombes Hill about 75 m from the Hall. There are no parking restrictions in Goudhurst and plenty of on-road parking is available.


Current Hire Rates have been amended to be as follows: 
Current Hire Rates, from 1st April 2024

09.00 to 18.00 -  £15.00 per hour
18.00 - 00.00 -  £20.00 per hour
All day £240

09.00 - 18.00 - £30.00 per hour
18.00 - 00.00 - £38.00 per hour
All day £420


There is a 10% discount available on request for Residents, Clubs and Registered Charitable organizations within the parish of Goudhurst, Kilndown and Curtisden Green.

For events lasting three hours and over a damage deposit of £400 will be required. For shorter periods the Trustees reserve the right to charge a deposit to be required for events. Until hire charges and deposits are paid a booking will not be accepted and will be regarded as a request.

Deposit cheques need to be undated.

This is refundable after the event, once the Hall has been inspected.

Jessel Meeting Room
This small meeting room, which seats 26, can also be hired at £10 per hour ( at all times)


The hire fee will be retained unless another booking can be arranged



Please check the online bookings calendar for availability and contact our bookings office via email by clicking on the link below,  if you are interested in making a booking.

Please Click Here to view the online bookings calendar

Please Click Here to send an Email  (weekdays 10am -5pm)

Alternatively please email

Postal Address for the Hall
Goudhurst Parish Hall
Balcombes Hill
TN17 1AT


Click Here to download the Instructions for Hirers

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