Hall Information

Ilton Village Hall (Merryfield Hall)

Looking for somewhere to hold a birthday party, a business meeting, your wedding, a special anniversary, a children’s party or an exhibition? Then Merryfield Hall can help. Ideally situated between Taunton & Yeovil in the heart of Somerset, and only 20 minutes from the M5, our modern hall is set in the centre of Ilton. Please see below for the range of facilities we can offer and don’t hesitate to call us if we can assist you further.

Jemma Harris (Bookings Secretary) on 01460 – 55294

Jacqueline Bennett (Chairperson) on 01460 – 54164

Merryfield Hall

Our hall overlooks green fields and is situated next door to the cricket club. The oak-floored main hall, measures 14.1m by 8.4m (46ft 3in by 27ft 6in) and will comfortably seat 80 or 100 theatre style. A hearing loop has been installed in this room.

Meeting Room

A carpeted room ideal for meetings with up to 6 people. A hearing loop has also been fitted in this room.


Main Hall – £6.00 per hour (Ilton Residents) or £7.00 per hour (Non Ilton Residents)

Meeting Room – £5.00 per hour (Ilton Residents) or £6.00 per hour (Non Ilton Residents)

Kitchen – £1.00 per hour up to a maximum of £5.00

All charges include electricity, heating, crockery & cutlery


Well equipped kitchen with crockery & cutlery for 100 people. The kitchen has an electric range cooker, 2 fridges, and both an industrial dishwasher (each cycle only taking 3 minutes) and an industrial waterboiler for hot drinks.

Disabled Facilities

A double entrance door to allow disabled facility leads to all the main rooms plus the ladies & gents. There is a disabled toilet with emergency alarm.

Car Park

Our car park has spaces for 14 vehicles and we have access to an overflow car park for another 30 cars.


The premises are not personally licensed but you are welcome to bring/supply your own alcohol (it’s cheaper!!) but in this event you are legally prevented from making any charge to your guests. However, we also work with an organisation raising funds for their cause – Gemini Carnival Club. They will erect and man a bar for you at your event. The only charge is for the £25 license fee, (they will arrange the license.) They do not charge the organiser for their services but retain the profits from the sales. If you have any queries regarding this facility please contact Nigel on 01460 – 53848 or e-mail him at nig2332@aol.com.


All rubbish must be removed by the hirer.


We provide a photocopying service for A4 paper size at 6p per copy or 3p if you have your own paper.

Your Special Event

If you would like to hold your special birthday or anniversary we can also help with the catering. Please see below for some sample menus;

Sample Menu Choices

All of these menus are inclusive of crockery, cutlery, serviettes, purchase of food and labour.

Menu 1

Sandwiches & Cake, £6.00 per head – Choice of 4 sandwiches, slice of cake and tea/coffee

Menu 2

Ploughmans Buffet, £6.50 per head – Bread, Butter, Cheese, Ham, Pork Pies, Pickle/Chutney, Salad, Spring Onion, Apple and Grapes.

Menu 3

Jacket Potato, £5.50 per head – Jacket potato with a choice of 3 fillings, salad and coleslaw

Menu 4

Finger Buffet, £9.00 per head – Choice of 3 sandwiches, mini pasties, scotch eggs, pork pies, cheese & pineapple, cocktail sausages, quiche, carrot, cucumber & pepper sticks and crisps.

Your Wedding

Hiring the village hall for your special day will cost you £150.00 – this includes full use of the hall with its facilities from Fri 6pm – Sunday 12 noon. You can do the catering yourselves, hire outside caterers or once again we will try to help where possible – see sample menus below;

Sample Menu 1 – Afternoon High Tea – £15 per person

Sparkling fruit flavoured arrival drink

Plain & Fruit Scones (2 per person)


Strawberry & Raspberry Conserve

Fresh Strawberries

Choice of Sandwiches (Salmon, Cheese, Ham & Egg)

Selection of Cakes

Tea & Coffee

Sample Menu 2 – 3-Course Cold Buffet – £20 per person

Sparkling fruit flavoured arrival drink


Melon with Raspberry Coulis


Prawn & Avocado


Cold Meat Salad


Strawberry Cheesecake


Berry Pavlova


Tea & Coffee

Touring Companies

If you are a touring company or just a group of friends and you need a comfort stop we can accommodate you with the following;

Tea/Coffee with toilet facilities – £1.00 per head

Tea/Coffee & biscuits with toilet facilities – £1.50 per head

Sandwich lunch and tea/coffee with toilet facilities – £3.50 per head

We should point out that due to the location of the hall a full size coach would not be able to park on our car park (not enough swing) so your clients would have to walk from the village green which is approx a 4 minute walk

Business Deals

Hire our main hall (up to 80 people) for £25 for any half day. Hire includes water on the tables, flip chart and projector if required.

Hire our main hall -up to 80 people- for a day and receive the following

Water on tables throughout the day

Flip Chart & Projector

Arrival tea/coffee

Mid morning tea/coffee & biscuits

Sandwich Lunch

Afternoon tea/coffee & cake

Cost; £10.00 per person


Hire the main hall for the day with water for the tables, flip chart & projector, self service tea & coffee for £100. (Bring your own lunch!)

We look forward to welcoming you to our hall.