The Pie Hall History

The Pie Committee were interested in buying the Centenary Memorial Hall ( since demolished ) and they made an offer. 
However, the Methodists insisted that no alcohol should be served on the premises. This made it unsuitable as the Committee had a 
vision of a community hall, providing amenities that could be used for dances, socials, wedding receptions etc.
In 1969 Birkwood House, situated right alongside the main road running through the center of the village, 
and a piece of land adjoining it were purchased by the Trustees and were converted into the village hall. 


The Pie Hall was opened on September 5th 1972, exactly eight years after the 1964 Pie. 
There was now a place for the community to use that commemorated the traditions of the Pies and also had space to exhibit the memorabilia.


Today the Pie Hall is used by a variety of groups, such as the Women’s Institute, Amateur Radio Club, Badminton, Flower Club, Luncheon Club, Line Dancing, Folk Club, Denby District Lions Club Beer Festivals, Band concerts, Senior Citizens Gatherings and the 
Local Running Club, plus other local organisations. 


The Hall is available for hire for other functions too, just as the 1964 Pie Committee had envisaged. As well as a spacious hall, 
there are upstairs rooms that are used as meeting venues.


The Pie Hall is also used as a local pub and is the home of the Denby Dale & District Darts & Dominoes League, 
as well as the Sunday Night Quiz. Its is a community facility for all who live in Denby Dale and the surrounding villages.