Room Hire

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Room Hire

We offer a number of flexible hire spaces which are suitable for meetings, lectures, courses and workshops. Use of our vending machine for refreshments is included: drinks cost £1, chilled water is free.

For booking enquiries and further information, please feel free to give us a call on 01788 542467, drop us an email on: or pop in to have a chat.

A quick summary of the facilities is given in the table below and you can see full descriptions of all our rooms by clicking on the images of each room further down the page. 


Beresford Room

This is the largest room at The Percival Guildhouse, situated on the ground floor making it accessible to all. Named after Maurice Beresford who was the first paid sub warden of the Guildhouse and helped to achieve the highest amount of membership during 1942 to 1947 (550 members) it is a fitting tribute to all the work he contributed.

Gooder Room

Named after Dr Arthur Gooder who was resident tutor for the Warwickshire area in the Extra Mural Department of Birmingham University from about 1944 to 1970, this ground floor room boasts ample room for meetings and courses.

Percival Room

Another large room located on the first floor of The Percival Guildhouse which can be accessed via our internal lift or by taking one flight of stairs. It was this room that crafted the policy of naming rooms after distinguished Guildhousians. Named after Dr Percival, an advocate of adult education and the individual to whom the Guildhouse is dedicated.

Harry Batchelor Room

Named after a former Secretary of The Guildhouse and group co-ordinator of the Rugby Family History Group, Harry Batchelor was a long standing supporter of PGH. A large light and airy room suitable for lectures, meetings, classes or workshops, located on the first floor. It can be accessed via our internal lift or by taking one flight of stairs.

Lyon Room

Our smallest, but cosiest room at the PGH.  The Lyon Room is named after P.H.B Lyon, Headmaster of Rugby School during 1933 to 1949 and President of The Guildhouse throughout. Lyon’s dedication to PGH was unbounded and he would always be seen to be encouraging and supporting officers in times of need. Located on the first floor it is accessible via the internal lift or by taking one flight of stairs.

Rowse Room

One of our 2nd floor rooms, it can be accessed via our internal lift or by taking 2 flights of steep stairs. The Rowse room was named after Raymond Rowse who contributed greatly during his time as warden of The Guildhouse.

Gibson Room

 A 2nd floor room, it can be accessed using the internal lift or by ascending 2 flights of steep stairs. The room is suitable for meetings, lectures, courses and workshops. Named after Fred Gibson a former Secretary of the Guildhouse who had a keen interest in adult education joining the WEA in its early years.

Metcalfe Room

This is a large, lower ground floor room, accessed via a steep set of stairs. Named after one of our founding fathers whose vision, idealism and persistence contributed to the establishment of The Guildhouse at an early date. Frank Metcalfe was also the First Vice President in office during 1925-1929.

Aspinall Lounge

Located on the ground floor, the recently renovated Aspinall Lounge is a welcoming space where students relax between classes. Outside academic hours it makes a perfect social space or would be suitable for meetings and small workshops. The room is named after Neil Aspinall who joined the Percival Guildhouse in 1948 and became involved in the Committee and Guildhouse Players. He even had his wedding reception here in 1951.