The Mess Hut
The Mess Hut contains the kitchen, main meeting room which doubles up as a dining room, a separate washing up area with professional dish washing facilities, a medical room, bathroom, laundry facilities, an office and a larder equipped with catering fridge and freezer. In addition there is a small entrance lobby which gives the option for removal and storage of wet or muddy outdoor clothing. This area also gives access to a large drying room. There are hand-washing facilities and a small ‘shop’ area.
The main room in the Mess Hut is a very pleasant, dual aspect room which can be used for a multitude of purposes. Audio and Visual projection is hardwired and there is broadband WiFi. The feature fire place comes with plentiful supply of logs.
The kitchen contains everything that you would expect to find and might need when preparing meals for large numbers of people. There are 2 professional gas cookers, warming units for plates and food, a microwave, Robochef, catering toaster and ample supplies of utensils. There is a walk-in larder which contains a large scale catering fridge, a freezer and plenty of shelves for ambient food storage.
Weekend rental groups usually cater for themselves and need to supply Great Wood Trust with the name of their caterer who should have an up to date Food Hygiene Certificate.
The JI Hut
The JI Hut provides a second large, multi-purpose room available for games, craft activities, worship, general socialising or holding meetings. Again, there are audio and visual projection facilities. An adjacent lounge or small meeting room is useful for crèche facilities and also contains a double sofa bed.