The picturesque village of Powerstock, with its Norman church, is set in the midst of the West Dorset countryside, a wonderful maze of flat-topped green hills and little valleys full of delightful surprises. And Powerstock has a Hut.
When it was purchased, just after the First World War, the building had been used as Army accommodation. It was dismantled and re-erected on the current site, on land generously donated by a local landowner. Because of its origins it was christened the “The Hut” and it retains that affectionate soubriquet almost a hundred years on.
Between then and now, however, the Village Hall – The Hut - has benefited from a series of transformations that have resulted in its current status as a superb venue for all occasions. In the 1990s it underwent a thorough modernisation and after the Millennium state of the art catering facilities were installed, and a full bar licence obtained.
So part of the charm of the Hut is its history and its name, and it has a special place in the affections of the local community. Pantomimes, nativity plays, dancing, short mat bowls, special birthday celebrations, joyous occasions and sad ones have all taken place under its roof over the years. Now it is available to everyone as a commodious and convenient location for the special event that you have planned.
And despite its rural tranquillity Powerstock does not lack those ancillary facilities that might be required when a “do” is being organised. There are two fine hostelries within easy walking distance, and other accommodation is available in and around the village.