The Reading Room

The Reading Room in Fox Street is owned by the Parish Council and managed by a committee comprising representatives of the various organizations who regularly meet in the Room.

The room is a thatched property and the maintenance can be high. Although hire charges significantly help to keep the room viable, fund raising events are held by the committee to boost income. This is a very important village amenity and it is hoped the local community will support all future fund raising events and projects.


Chairman Celia Chignell 9 Sand Road 01767 677322
Secretary Ann Cosgrave 32 Church Street 01767 677179
Treasurer Lynne Taylor 30 Winchfield 01767 677933

Equipment & Facilities

The room is well equipped with a modern kitchen complete with an electric range suitable for catering for large numbers. Cutlery for 140 people is also available together with wine glasses, beer glasses and a wine chiller.

Refurbished toilets and a new patio area leading onto a well maintained lawn and garden, make the room an ideal and attractive venue for private functions of all types. A recent addition is audio visual equipment with a ceiling mounted projector and a large electric screen, ideal for education and social purposes. WiFi is now available.

The room has comfortable seating for 50 people.

Booking Enquiries

All enquiries regarding hire fees and bookings should be made with the caretakers,  David and Jenny Brown, on 01767 677333.