Pool Village Hall

Pool Village Memorial Hall

Facilities & Rooms Hire

The Village Hall, located on Arthington Lane, Pool-in-Wharfedale, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 1LG, is built alongside 11 acres of open space on Arthington Lane in the village of Pool-in-Wharfedale.


Within the grounds is a large car park for up to 50 vehicles as well as the local Sports & Social Club. The Hall backs onto Pool Riverside Park, 11 acres of sporting and recreation land along the picturesque River Wharfe. Indeed from the Upper Room there are spectacular views across the Valley towards Almscliffe Crag.


The Hall was built to commemorate those who served in both world wars and William Whiteley who had given much to the village. The Hall was considered to have been so well designed by Chippendale & Edmondson, Bradford, that the Yorkshire Rural Community Council exhibited the drawings at the Great Yorkshire Show in 1955 and the National Council of Social Services at Reading; at that time it was believed to be the largest and most modernly equipped Hall of its kind in the country. The Hall was officially opened by the Countess of Harewood, on 2nd August 1958.

The Whiteley Room, the building’s main hall, has been recently refurbished to a very high standard. The windows to the east and west aspects provide wonderful natural lighting.

The floor is also made to a high standard and is suitable for sporting and social events with Badminton, Indoor Bowls and a Dancing Club among the regular users of the hall.


The hall is available for rent on an hourly basis as well as a daily rate. The main hall can also be hired in conjunction with the other rooms.

Hall capacity:

Theatre style                       120

Individual tables of 8          88

Long table seating              110


The hall also has well furbished kitchen, complete with crockery and cooking utensils.


Accessible from a door in the Whiteley Room, is the bar and lounge of the Pool Sports & Social Club. This facility is available to patrons of the Whiteley Room with prior booking.


The Upper Room

The upper room provides a relaxing multi-functional room with casual seating for up to 20 persons. The room is decorated and upholstered to a very high standard with tub chairs and occasional tables. There are also two sets of tables and chairs seating a further eight persons. A small kitchen area for light refreshments is situated within the room. However the main kitchen facility is also accessible by the main staircase.


As the room is accessed by a staircase, it is at present unsuitable for disabled access; however there are plans to install a lift in the next few years.


The room has wonderful views across the cricket pitch, parkland and River Wharfe towards Almscliffe Crag.

Meeting Room

The hall has a fully enclosed meeting room accessible by a flight of stairs from the main reception hall and toilets. It is decorated and upholstered to a very high standard and has three large windows providing light and ventilation.


The room is also fitted with a 42 inch screen with VGA connection for laptop presentations.


Room Capacity:

Board Room      14

Theatre Style    20

School Room     10 (plus top table)


Attached to the room is a small kitchen catering for light refreshments



To book any of our rooms, or simply to enquire, contact the Booking Secretary, Cec Robson, on 0113 284 3437 or email to cec.robson@yahoo.co.uk