Our Website
Our website is to enable the people of Bideford and visitors to see what the Pollyfield Community Centre is all about. The aim is for you to visit and join as a member or maybe just come along and join in the activities available at the centre. We have a wide range of regular activities as well as one off events. You don't have to pay to become a member! We run the Shamwickshire Bar, where you can come along with friends and have a drink and play pool, darts and crib or just meet the locals!

So why not visit us!

We are Volunteers
The Trustees of Pollyfield and the Directors of the Bar are all volunteers, we don't get paid for what we do. We want to serve our Community and try to get as many people as possible involved at the Centre. Our main aim is to make people feel at home when visiting us and to encourage local people to use our facilities and benefit from the services we provide.

Hall for Hire - Rental Prices

Our main hall is for hire and can be used for weddings, parties, functions, events, leisure, classes and training sessions. It is perfect for a wide variety of uses, it is spacious, has great light and is well-equipped and can be hired along with the our fully licenced Shamwickshire House Bar.

Kids Party in Pollyfield Main Hall


Please contact the Centre to ensure that the facility is available on the date you require.

You can also arrange a visit to check out the facilities and obtain a booking form. Or you can download a booking form by clicking here.

You can return the booking form as an email attachment to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it but please remember to check the availability first.

Price List as from January 2013 (Price per Hour)

An £80 deposit may be required for occasional letting.


Occasional Lettings

Monthly Lettings

Weekly Lettings

Main Hall1



£ 13.00


£ 7.00

£ 6.00

£ 5.00

Function Room2

£ 9.00

£ 8.00

£ 7.00

Lounge Bar

£ 6.00

£ 6.00

£ 6.00


1. The main hall can accommodate 200 people sitting, or 400 standing.

2. The small function room can accommodate approx 50 seated, or 100 standing.


Events and Leisure Activities

We reserve the right to cancel any special events without prior notice. Please do telephone ahead on 

01237 478734 

to check if an event is still on - especially if you are travelling from afar.

 Weekly Get-together's at your Local Community Centre

Coffee Morning
Normally every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. - meet new friends and chat or take advantage of our many activities and facilities to suit all abilities.

Community Lunch Club
Normally every Thursday 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. - Everyone is Welcome (good home cooking provided!) - Only £7 for 2 courses.

If this is your first community lunch, please telephone to book 01273 478734

Kitchen at Pollyfield Centre

Leisure Activities

The list below is a resume of regular leisure activities, mostly run by 3rd party clubs - we cannot therefore guarantee the activity will take place on a specific date; if you have not yet joined the activity, please telephone us at Pollyfield and we will be pleased to give you information and if necessary the contact number of the organiser. 

Zumba Dancing / Keep Fit  Mondays 6.15 p.m. - 7.15 p.m.  

Youth Club - Tuesdays, 7.30 p.m. - organised by DCC

U3A Drama - Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Street Dance - Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m.  - 5:00 p.m. (for all ages)

Bideford Jive - Wednesdays, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Pole Affinity - Wednesdays, 6.15 p.m.

Fitness League - Thursdays, 10 a.m.

Table Tennis - Thursdays, 10 a.m.

Bingo -Thursdays, Eyes Down 7.30 p.m.

Motor Cycle Club - 2nd and 4th Thursday in the month

Play Project  Fridays 

Bagpipes and Drums - Sundays from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Learn to Play Bagpipes or Drums - Just turn up and give it a try.

Blood Donations - Please ring the Centre for dates, or see the noticeboard at the Pollyfield Centre.

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We reserve the right to cancel any special events without prior notice. Please do telephone ahead to check if an event is still on - especially if you are travelling far. Call - 01237 478734