Frequently Asked Questions

There are three rooms.  The main hall accommodates 350, closely seated.  Two smaller rooms (the Deben annexe and the Hutchinson room) each seat 40.

The main hall has a full kitchen, with a double oven, large fridge and automatic water heater for drinks.  Crockery is provided, but hirers need to bring glasses.  Cutlery can be provided on request.  Other facilities include:-

  • Sound system
  • Induction loop system for hearing aids
  • Full size projection screen

The smaller rooms have sinks, kettles and crockery.

Sessions are generally 0900 to 1300, 1300 to 1700 and 1730 to 2330 for the main hall. 

Smaller rooms are also available by the hour.

The main hall and Deben annexe are fully accessible.  There is a stair lift from the main hall to the Hutchinson room.

Yes, in the main hall and Deben annexe.

There are over 40 tables of different sizes varying from 3 of  5ft x 2ft, 20 of 6ft x 2ft, 10 of 4ft x 2ft and 24 of 3ft x 2ft with 400 chairs.

Visit our booking enquiries page to contact our booking secretary.

You will be sent an agreement form, together with Terms and Conditions.  Once the bookings secretary has received this, you will receive a slip which enables you to collect the key from M & R Cars.

Hirers are generally invoiced after their event.

Your guests can bring their own alcohol. If you wish to run a bar please  obtain a temporary events notice from East Suffolk Council. A copy of this TEN should be forwarded to the Booking Secretary before the event.

You are expected to leave the room as you found it.  This includes replacing furniture.

Once you make a firm booking, other requests are refused, so full payment is required.

Each hirer should turn off the heating, so you will need to switch it on.   There are ‘heater control’ notices by the relevant wall switches.