Caryford Community Hall (Ansford, Castle Cary, BA7 7JJ) is a large purpose-built modern-hall with full facilities for groups, meetings and events; it sits in extensive grounds with free off-road parking for approximately 120 vehicles (2 disabled places).


We are conveniently located close to the A371 in Maggs Lane directly opposite Ansford Academy.


The hall is available for hire for celebrations, dancing, shows, exhibitions, meetings and indoor sports.  We have a full alcohol licence and can provide bar facilities if required. 


The hall is run by Caryford Community Hall Association, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with registration number 1192922.  The Constitution can be downloaded from the link below:

Caryford Community Hall Association CIO Constitution


The well-being and operation of the hall is overseen by a Management Committee; who are fully committed to maintaining the hall's Hallmark Village Hall "1, 2 & 3-stars" Accreditation (go to "HALLMARK" page for more information...).


We are happy to receive all enquiries. 

Our Philosophy

To maintain a community centre for the benefit of our local inhabitants; without distinction to sex, political affiliation, religion or other opinion.


The Management Committee is committed to providing a safe environment for all those using, visiting and carrying out work in the hall and it's surrounding grounds.  We ask those involved in activities within and around the hall to consider their safety and that of those persons nearby


We will do all that we can to maintain high standards of service and functionality. 

District Award for South Somerset 2014

The committee is pleased to announce that the Community Council of Somerset has awarded Caryford Community Hall the District Award for South Somerset 2014.  The award is made under the Hallmark quality standards scheme for village halls (see "Hallmark" page) and is given to the venue who has achieved highest levels of quality assurance.

Liz Middleton receiving the District Award on behalf of the Caryford Community Hall

Our History

The hall was opened in 1994 to provide a facility for recreation and personal advancement of those living in and around Castle Cary & Ansford.  It has remained a popular venue ever-since.

Going Forward >>>

The Caryford Hall Committee is committed to maintaining the facility according to the changing needs of the community.


We remain open to constructive ideas and suggestions as to how the hall can be used now and in the future.


We are currently working hard to bring our extension and refurbishment project to fruition.    Click on link below for more information:

Betty Churchouse

Our former meeting room was dedicated to the memory of the late Betty Churchouse (died 2006), whose personal drive and ambition played a significant part in the creation and early development of the hall.  In 1985 Betty led a team committed to providing a community hall for the area.  Betty was a dedicated and loyal chairman until 2003 when Tom Burr took over the position and she became the first President of the Association.