About the Hall and local businesses

Cilcain Village Hall is an ideally sited central meeting place for groups of all kinds.

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The hall is currently host to Youth organisations: to the Young Farmers and the Flintshire Summer Holiday Playscheme.

Leisure activities: the Craft group, Yoga,  Kettlercise, Tai Chi, Beekeeping and Meditation weekends and Panto and Young Peoples’ Drama Groups.

ROWBSchool and community activities: in addition to the weekly community cafe,  we welcome the Craft Group and Women’s Institute on Mondays, Tai Chi on Wednesdays,  the Coffee Group on Thursdays, and an Art Class on Fridays.

Mart's Back!Musical Events: Latin American Dance Evenings, Cor Cilcain Choir Social Evenings, Jazz (from Mart Roger Manchester Jazz and other bands) and Music events for charity, Barn Dances, the Gwyl Young People’s Music events.

Chaps 1Learning, Arts and craft activities: Beekeeping Weekends, the Village Show Art and Photographic Exhibitions (on August Bank Holiday each year), and the Helfa Gelf Art Residency in September.

Screen Shot 2012-02-26 at 11.47.42Village Entertainments: Plays,  the Pantomime,  and the Harvest Supper.

SurgeryLocal democracy: The Community Council meets here, as do local Farmers’ groups and the Fly Fishers Association. Local voting takes place in the Hall.

It is also the venue for visitors from  the wider community enjoying local walking, cycling and outdoor pursuits: We especially welcome visitors to our Saturday Comunity Cafe, including cyclists, long distance walking groups, and Hill Runners. Cilcain hosts its famous Mountain Race at the Village Show on August Bank holiday, the ‘Open To Offas’ event, and the NEWSAR hill race.

Visit this website for the new Mountain race route (shown below)

Accommodation

Ample accommodation is available locally for those wishing to organise weekend events: Hotel accommodation at  The Old Mill at Melyn y Wern the Antelope Inn at Rhydymwyn and The Druid Inn at Llanferres . B+B is available on the edge of the village with Barbara and John Skidmore at Caer Go and at Bryn Tirion at Llanferres (http://www.bryn-tirion.com/).

Eating Out

One minute’s walk from the hall is the White Horse, Cilcain’s pub: repeatedly featured in the Good Beer Guide, it serves meals at lunchtimes and in the evenings.

Within comfortable walking distance are Cafe Florence at Loggerheads, We Three Loggerheads, The Antelope at Rhydymwyn, the Crown Inn in Pantymwyn and the Druid Inn in Llanferres.

Full catering for events in the Hall can be obtained from recommended local caterers.

A brisk mountain walk away are the Golden Lion in Llangynhafal and the White Horse at Hendrerwydd .

Further down the Valley is North Wales’s first community owned Pub, the Raven in Llanarmon yn Ial

Across the valley to the North East is the excellent Blue Bell Inn at Halkyn

An Ideal Expedition Base…. For very reasonable rates, the Hall offers a warm and secure expedition base We offer a warm welcome to Cyclists, Mountain Runners, Duke of Edinburghs Award Scheme and other outdoor groups, with adjacent parking, kitchen, toilets, large and small meeting spaces and secure kit storage for the duration of a hire. The adjacent Waen field offers space to check tents and equipment.

Be aware, however, that only certain Mobile Phone carriers offer reception in the village – mobile reception is generally poor.

If you are planning an event, do email, talk to us us or come to look at the Hall and its facilities.

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