Armoury Village Hall




The calendar is arranged to show bookings for all our events.

Please note the start and end times may differ from those shown on

the promoter’s publicity material.

To book the hall please email:-

SCROLL DOWN for Further information about the Armoury Village Hall

BOOKING FORM can be found at the bottom of this page

We also have a Facebook page



Some of our current users include:

Yoga, Zumba, Aerial Yoga,

Parish Council meetings,

Newnham Community Library and Pilates


Some pictures from past Flower & Produce Shows

Look at all the space we have

The Upper hall


Upper Hall looking South West

Measures 13.7 (45 feet) x 8 (26 feet) metres,  area 100 sq.m (1076 sq.ft.). Seating capacity about 90


Upper hall looking North


North end

Upper Hall decorated for a ceilidh and lower floor fully equipped kitchen.


Downstairs – Lower Hall & Newnham Community Library

Also available for hire.


Lower Hall and Library

Measures 8.44 (27.6 feet) x 8 (26 feet) metres,  area 68 sq.m (730 sq.ft.). Seating capacity about 45.


Lower Hall and Library


Brief History of the Armoury Village Hall

In 2013 it was renovated with the help of generous funding from the Forest of Dean Local Action Group, a grant from Newnham Parish Council, and an incalculable amount of support and work from village volunteers.  A new light, airy hall of 112 sq.m. was created on the first floor when the roof space was opened up, exposing the A frames and purlins, and a pitch pine floor was laid. The WCs were moved downstairs, where the old hall was transformed into a smaller hall with pine tables and chairs for different events.  Our kitchen is temporarily out of action, until wall that was damp is redecorated.

Booking the hall

Contact: Mike Penny (01594)516207, email

Download a booking form here

AVH Hire Terms February 2023

New Rates Valid from February 1st 2023

Booking forms are available in the entrance

and complete sets of  conditions of hire in the kitchen.


AVH Covid plan & key holders Sept 2021


If  you are planning to move furniture, please download and complete our

Manual handling assessment document

Hire rates

The rates for the halls upstairs and downstairs, and for daytime, evenings and weekends, are the same. (The minimum hire period for bookings ending after 7pm is 1½ hours.)

Activity and hire rate per hour

Non-commercial Newnham group: £8

Any other group: £10

Children’s party: £8

Local resident’s private party: £15

Non-resident’s private party: £16

Use of the kitchen, where appropriate, is included in the hire charge.  Sale of alcohol:  The Armoury has an alcohol licence, so the purchase of a Temporary Event Notice from the District Council for the sale of alcohol is unnecessary, but a fee of £3 per hour will be charged to offset the cost of the licence.

Located on the Dean Road, Newnham, GL14 1AB

Charity no. 269054

All official information including current rates for hire are displayed on our noticeboard in the hallway to the library.