Facilities & amenities

Here you will find the key facilties and amenities in the Parish of Evenley.

Village Green

Our village is blessed with a much prized and wonderful Green. The War Memorial, the Shop, the Village Hall and The Red Lion are on or around it. It is the heart of the community and centrepiece of Evenley life. It also has the distinction of being the finest village green in Northamptonshire lying within the conservation area. It was laid out in its present form by the Pierrepoints in about 1850. 

children's play area

The Evenley Residents Association created the Evenley Kids Play Area in 2014. Located in the Red Lion pub garden area; it is open to all resident and visitor’s children aged 3 to 11 years old.  You are welcomed by the Landlord to use the facility as you wish; it is a community amenity and open to all, regardless of your patronage of the pub. The Landlord only asks that you treat it with respect.

evenley museum

Situated inside our local Pub, the Red Lion, in the back room you will find the EVENELY MUSEUM.  This has been created by local residents to record key information and artefacts from our parish.

pocket park

Evenley Common Pocket Park is situated off Bicester Hill on the southern edge of Evenley village. It is registered common land containing scrub thickets and grassland. The grassland contains several rare species including Dark Mullein and Knapweed Broomrape. It is managed by a committee of volunteers 'Friends of EvenleyCommon', under the chairmanship of Merrick Loggin.

Village Hall

The village hall (previously the village School), was gifted to Evenley Parish Council in 1960.  The hall, although not listed lies within the conservation area and is designated as 'an important other building' and it is managed by the Village Hall management committee.  The brass sundial on the front of the village hall was donated by the Evenley branch of the Women's Institute to commemorate the Millennium. 

There are a wide variety of classes at the hall including Pilates, Sing & Sign, Yoga, Challenge Parkinson’s, Tai Chi, plus several local clubs/societies including the Film Club, Table Tennis, Gardening Society, Flower Club and Women’s Institute, to list just a few.  The hall has excellent changing/shower facilities which makes it an ideal venue for supporting activities on the village green, especially Evenley Cricket Club.

The hall, after undergoing a massive refurbishment in 1999, is available for bookings up to a maximum of 100 people (less if sitting).

The management committee takes a great deal of time in maintaining the hall and car park to an excellent standard and periodically EVHMC carries out a Disablity Discrimination Audit to ensure that, anyone can access the hall safely.  The committee consider any revisions to make improvements in between audits.


Evenley Parish proivides an area of allotments for parishioners use. It is located just off Church Lane within Evenley village.


Saint George's Church Evenley

shop & post office

Evenley is lucky to have a local shop selling newspapers, fresh fruit and vegetables, frozen and store cupboard produce. It also boast National Lottery and Post Office services, read more for the opening times.

evenley wood garden

Set amongst the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, this 60 acre, private woodland garden houses a large and notable collection of plants ranging from unusual trees and shrubs, to a wide selection of lilies and other bulbs.

The Red Lion Pub

The Red Lion, a family friendly pub and restaurant situated in the beautiful village of Evenley, near Brackley.

Paul and Angie Crompton are proud to serve a variety of Home Cooked food every day, along with excellent Real Ales and a wide selection of Wines & Beers.

Other Facilities

Promoting Wellbeing in our Parish

Want to spend more time outdoors?

Or fancy a brush with art?

Our wellbeing activity map is the perfect way to find a low-cost activity near you. The online resource features everything from art classes to walking groups, gardening groups to community choirs and yoga.