The Village Hall

Sandford-on-Thames Village Hall has a large space for indoor activities and several smaller meeting rooms on the first floor as listed below. Hall hire is available between 9am and 5pm and in the evenings on request.

The postal address of the village hall is:

Sandford-on-Thames Village Hall
Henley Road

To book the hall, please telephone 07759 890696 or email: [email protected]

To read the Village Hall’s privacy policy, please click here.

Village Hall & Talking Shop

Room details and hire rates

For more information and private hire rates for non-Sandford residents, contact the Hall Manager on 07759 890696 or [email protected]

Room Details Hire Rates
Main Hall

Floor Area: 106 sq m, Ceiling height: 3 m,

Facilities: Tables, chairs, projector, sound system, kitchen sink, induction loop

Max Occupancy: 100 persons

Usage: Meetings, Assemblies, Club hire, Sports
Refundable deposit: £150

Commercial: £27.00 per hour

Sandford residents: £14.00 per hour
The Shatford Room

Floor Area: 33 sq m, Ceiling height: from 1.6m to 2.5m

Facilities: Induction loop, storage

Max Occupancy: 25 (dependent on usage of other rooms)

Usage: Meetings, Club hire
Commercial: £20.00 per hour

Sandford residents: £12.00 per hour

The Hutton Room

Floor Area: 40 sq m, Ceiling height: from 1.6m to 2.5m

Facilities: Ceiling mounted projector, induction loop, storage

Max Occupancy: 30 (dependent on usage of other rooms)

Usage: Meetings, Film nights, Club hire
Commercial: £20.00 per hour

Sandford residents: £12.00 per hour

Catering at the village hall

Part of the village hall contains the community “Talking Shop” with cafe, shop (Monday to Friday 9.30am-4pm), Saturday morning market (9am-12pm) and several clubs. For more information on Talking Shop, visit the Talking Shop homepage.

Talking Shop is a friendly, volunteer-led community shop that also operates a cafe and catering service. All food is freshly made on the premises and prices are competitive. Whether it’s coffee and pastries for your morning break, sandwich platters and homemade cakes for lunch or a more elaborate meal with hot food, we are happy to create a menu to suit you and help make your day a success.

Please contact Talking Shop directly to discuss your requirements: [email protected]

If you haven’t booked any catering with Talking Shop, do drop in at the shop when they open at 9.30am and you can pre-order filled rolls, homemade soup or a day’s special and we will have it ready for you to pick up along with any extras such as cold drinks, crisps, and chocolate.

Community events at the village hall

The Village Hall Committee are keen to run more community events at the hall and would love to know what type of events you’d like to see being run locally, or would love to hear from you if you’d like to set up a club or event yourself, or if you have any skill or craft that you would be willing share with others.

Would you be interested in bingo, a youth club, a walking group, art group, wine tasting events, seated exercise, short mat bowls, karaoke, car boot sale, film club, board games afternoons or evenings, foodie nights with live music, coffee and dog walking, or an annual fun run?

We’re also looking for a Quizmaster (experience preferable but not essential) for the annual quiz night we hope to run in March.

If you have any event suggestions, are interested in setting something up, or could be our new quizmaster, please contact [email protected].

Regular events at the village hall

There is a wide variety of regular events at the village hall from martial arts and a toddler’s group to afternoon teas and table tennis. Please take a look at our list of regular activities for more infomration.

History of the new village hall

The extensively refurbished village hall in Sandford-on-Thames was opened on Saturday January 10th 2015 by Sophie Morrison. The new building was designed by architect Maya Ellis and built by building contractors Basil Wyatt and Sons following much fund raising and hard work by the whole community. The previous incarnation on the hall site consisted of a traditional single room hall with a small kitchen, cloakrooms and minimal storage, built in 1981. The old hall was similarly a community project; for some years it fulfilled its purpose very successfully until it became urgent for modernising work to increase capacity and improve the fabric.

Together with the associated Talking Shop, the Sandford Village Hall is now a true Community Hub, an accessible meeting place for many different groups and activities.