Peasenhall Assembly Hall

Peasenhall Assembly Hall is the village hall for the parishes of Peasenhall and Sibton.

It is situated on Hackney Road (A1120), the main street in Peasenhall. It is adjacent to the Tennis and Bowls Clubs and has the use of a car park at the rear of the building.

The Assembly Hall was built in the mid nineteenth century by James Josiah Smyth, whose Seed Drill works was a major employer in the area. The building was originally used as a reading room and social centre for the workforce. The unique design, in the style of a Swiss chalet was apparently inspired by James Smyth’s travels in the Alps. The Smyth works was a major enterprise in Peasenhall from the early 19th century. The firm had an international reputation and its seed drills were sold all over the world. The principle works, which closed in 1967, stood on the site now occupied by Smyth Mews, behind the parish church of St Michael.

With the aid of a number of grants, the Hall was refurbished in 2010. This included exterior and interior decoration, new lighting and heating, and alterations to the ceiling which improved insulation.

The Hall provides a community space and its regular activities include classical concerts, film club, bingo, quiz nights, pop-up pub with live music, coffee mornings and fitness classes. It is available for private hire and commercial functions. Situated on the Suffolk Cycle Route, the Hall is regularly used as a refreshment stop for cycling events. It is the Polling Station for central and local government elections

Hall Images

Contact information

Hall Address:
Hackney Road
IP17 2HW


  • Parking
  • Kitchen
  • barBar
  • Accessible
  • Hearing Loop
  • Music Licence
  • Fully licenced for public and live entertainment with a capacity of 100 standing or 70 seated guests. Modern tables and chairs.
  • Kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker, fridge, two sinks and ample work surfaces. Plates, cutlery, glasses and table linen all available. .
  • Large drop-down cinema screen and film projection equipment in situ with a hearing loop system
  • Wheelchair access to the main hall
  • Open green space to the side and front of the Hall