A major advantage of hiring Threlkeld Village hall is the range and flexibility of catering options open to users. The booking fee does not include any catering provision. Some catering options can involve use of the Coffee Shop – but there is no compulsion on Village Hall hirers to use the Coffee Shop.
Booking the Main Hall includes use of portable tables. Booking of the Meeting Room includes use of the tables and chairs in the Meeting Room. Booking either or both rooms includes use of the Main Kitchen for self-catering. There are water boilers, kettles, crockery, an oven, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher all freely available. There are ample worktops, a counter hatch to the Main Hall and a stainless steel trolley.
When the Coffee Shop is open, snacks and light refreshments can be purchased there. Notice is appreciated for larger groups wishing to do this.
Simple catering for an event can be arranged via the Coffee Shop Manager. The Coffee Shop is a separate business operating within the Village Hall, and arrangements of this nature must be made and paid for independently of the main booking.
Where more elaborate or extensive catering is required, hirers will normally want to use an external catering firm. They will be able to use the Main Kitchen as a base for this - it is well equipped to accommodate such catering (including a hot cupboard). If you would like to use a local caterer, we suggest the Horse and Farrier (see www.horseandfarrier.com), the village pub with a spectacular reputation as a restaurant, but which also does high quality outside catering. The staff are familiar with the Village Hall and can easily support an external catering operation there - contact Jooles at email@example.com or telephone 017687 79688.
If an external caterer wishes to see the Hall to work out how they will manage things, arrangements for this should be made directly with the Hall Caretaker or Bookings and Marketing Secretary; we will be pleased to facilitate this.