Barnstaple Army Reserve Centre

  • Conferences/ Meetings
  • Exhibitions
  • Formal Dinners/Luncheon
  • Lectures
  • Office
  • Private Functions
  • Short Term Parking
  • (There is short term parking available for 10 cars.)
  • Small Receptions
  • Syndicate Discussions
  • Training
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Team Building Activities

With a polished wooden floor, this spacious hall (12.8m x 9.1m) can be used for a variety of activities, such as exhibition, lectures, conferences and dinner dances. The hall can comfortably seat 60 around tables.  

New Block Classroom 1 (11.5m x 5.7m) desks and seating for 24 students in double desks. Full AV facilities.

New Block Classroom 1 (5.9m x 5.4m) desks and seating for 8 students. Full AV/IT facilities.

Old Block Classroom 1 (4.7m x 4.4m) desks and seating for 12 students.

Old Block Classroom 2 (7.9m x 5.4m) desks and seating for 25 students. Projector and screen.

Old Block Classroom 3 (4.6m x 3.9m) desks and seating for 12 students.

Old Block Classroom 4 (5.9m x 4.7m) desks and seating for 8 students.

Old Block Classroom 5 (7.6m x 5.9m) desks and seating for 12 students. Whiteboard


A spacious and well appointed meeting room (7.7m x 5.4m) with a desk and chair, along with soft seats for 10 people.  A TV is also available for small presentations or information access.



An intimate room (4.8m x 2.8m) which caters for 4 comfortable chairs and has a TV/ video available.


Close to the Hall is the kitchen (6m x 4.6m) can easily cope with a variety of large or small events.  It is fully fitted with a six ring burner, hotplate, deep fat fryer, microwave, grill and ovens, fridge and freezer.  A scullery is attached.


This is a comfortable room which can be used for a variety of uses, from hosting a conference, making presentations, or holding a informal party/ gathering.  The room (6m x 5.8m) can seat up to 9 in club seating.   It has a flat screen TV.




Opening up from the Conference Room is this spacious and well appointed lounge and bar (6m x 5.8m) which is suitable for a group of up to 18 people in relaxing chairs for a presentation, private function or a special event.  It has a front aspect and a projector and screen is available.


A 3 lane, .22mm range.



Barnstaple is the jewel of North Devon, and said to be one of the oldest Boroughs in England, it is the commercial centre of North Devon. Barnstaple is situated in the valley of the river Taw, and is surrounded by stunning countryside. The beaches of Saunton, Croyde, Putsborough, Woolacombe and Westward Ho! are within easy reach, as are the wide-open spaces of Exmoor, which makes it a delight for the tourist and an ideal place to take advantage of adventure training opportunities.

The original building dates from 1900, but the administrative block was constructed in 1957. Fortescue Lines is named after Earl Clinton of Castlehill, and it is currently home to D Squadron, Royal Wessex Yeomanry as well as detachments of the Army Cadet Force and Air Training Corps. It is a two minute walk to the heart of the Barnstaple, with easy access to local amenities, restaurants and shops.

This is an ideal location to host conferences, exhibitions, meetings, lectures and tutorials. It can cater for functions both large and small, and a variety of formal and informal events. This venue benefits from on-site, secure parking for up to 10 cars. In 1989, the A361 North Devon Link Road was constructed, linking Barnstaple with the M5 motorway, approximately 40 miles (65 km) to the east. Barnstaple railway station is near the end of the Long Bridge but on the opposite bank of the River Taw to the town centre.

The main bus station is located on the junction with Summerland Street and Silver Street. National Express also run services from here. The nearest airport is Exeter.

Contact Us



    Address Barnstaple Army Reserve Centre
    Town Barnstaple
    County Devon
    Post Code EX32 8JT