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Winston Village Hall

The Village

Winston is a small village conveniently situated just off the A67 between Barnard Castle and Darlington. The village sits high on the ridge above the river Tees and its most notable landmarks are the 13th Century Parish Church and Winston Bridge which was built in 1763. With a 100+ foot span the bridge was at one time the longest single span bridge in England and became famous when a Spitfire flew underneath it for a TV series in the 1980s.

The Hall

The Village Hall was purpose built in 1954 as a memorial hall that was funded by local people. The building has recently been extensively refurbished and modernised and its size and layout make it an ideal venue for private and public events and functions. The hall has been awarded Hallmark 3, the highest quality standard for Village Halls.

The hall is available for hire for community activities in either the main hall or the smaller supper/meeting room or in both. It has a stage for productions, plays and concerts in addition to the usual social, recreational and committee meeting activities. The refurbished separate kitchen is available to all hirers free of charge.

Regular activities at the hall include Staindrop and District Young Farmers Club, Lunch Club, Tea and Chat, Gentle Exercise Class and Art Class.

Awarded Hallmark level 3 status

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Rooms: Main hall 12.5 metres x 7 metres; supper/meeting room 3.5 metres x 7 metres; kitchen (with serving hatch)

Heating: Available throughout the hall as required

Maximum capacity: 120

Facilities: The main hall has a stage with lighting suitable for stage productions. The stage is accessed from the supper/meeting room. All toilet and kitchen facilities have been refurbished to a high standard and the kitchen has a fridge, cooker and microwave.

Equipment: The hall has a good supply of recently purchased chairs and lightweight tables and there is ample crockery and cutlery in the kitchen. There is also a hostess trolley available to hirers.

Parking: There is no designated car park attached to the building but extensive roadside parking is available in the village.

Access: The hall is single storey and all on one level. There is wheelchair access through all doors and there are toilet facilities for the disabled.

Hire charges:

Main hall

Supper room

Entire hall

Non-profit making activities benefiting villagers and the local community

Per session (up to 4 hours)









Other non-commercial hirers

Per session (up to 4 hours)







Double sessions are available for events over 4 hours if required.

Other hiring fees will be charged at the discretion of the management committee.

Use of the kitchen is included in the above fees.

Registered Charity Number: 520916


Chris Walshaw 01325 730269


Accessible WC Accessible WC


Level Entrance Level Entrance

Parking On Street Parking

What's On at Winston Village Hall

Weekly Contact Notes
19:30 to 21:00 Staindrop Young Farmers
The group may not meet every week. Contact Davinia for details
Davinia Walton
01833 660275
11:30 to 12:30 Gentle Exercise
Exercise class for those who wish to exercise at their own pace. Charge 3 for each session
Val Raper
01325 730811
18:15 to 19:15 Fitness Class
Keep fit and have fun on Tuesday evenings 6.15 7.15 Winston Village Hall All ages and abilities welcome programme flexible to meet individual needs Call the instructor, Sharon on 07787 862534 or Annie on 01325 730912 for more information Also visit
07787 862534
12:00 to 14:00 Lunch Club
Vera Featherstone
01325 730071
18:00 to 20:30 Art Class
Anne Howe
01325 377231
09:30 to 10:30 Sunday School
St Andrews Sunday School runs November to March in the supper room.
Joyce Wilson
Monthly (second of a month) Contact Notes
The second Thursday of every month
19:00 to 21:00 Parish Council
Jayne Ayre Parish Clerk
01833 650699
Monthly (third of a month) Contact Notes
The third Monday of every month
14:00 to 16:00 Tea & Chat
No event in March, May, July, August or September
Vera Featherstone
01325 730071



Follow the A67 from Barnard Castle towards Darlington. After approximately 5 miles Winston is signposted. Take the second turn into the village coming from Barnard Castle. The village hall is situated near to the Bridgewater Arms pub on the left hand side of the road. Hall Postcode: DL2 3RJ