Compton Bassett Benson Hall

The original village hall was located in the small field east of the War Memorial. Built of timber, the whole floor shook when dances were held there! It was demolished in the 1950s after the new building was constructed, at the behest of Guy Benson who also gave land away to the council for the Briar Leaze housing. The new hall opened in 1955 and bears his name in respect of his generosity.

Its large size, for such a small village, makes it a very useful and versatile space for all sorts of functions, including parties, meetings, wedding receptions, classes etc. Compton Hall Amateur Dramatic Society (CHADS) stage productions annually and Rural Arts visit with various touring shows. The hall and its surrounding lawns are the venue for other events, such as the summer village fair.

As well as the hall and stage, there is a fully equipped kitchen and bar area. There is seating provided for 120 people or a mixed table and seating arrangement can accommodate up to 90. The maximum number of people for standing only events is 250.

The Benson Hall is available for hire at £15.00 / hour ( £8.00 / hour for village residents)

If you would like to discuss your requirements, please contact Angela Barlow (Bookings Secretary) on 01249 760788 or email

Compton Bassett Village Hall