Pembroke Dock is a town and a community in Pembrokeshire 3 miles northwest of Pembroke on the banks of the River Cleddau. Originally Paterchurch, a small fishing village, Pembroke Dock town expanded rapidly following the construction of the Royal Navy Dockyard in 1814. The Cleddau Bridge links Pembroke Dock with Neyland.
For 150 years Pembroke Dock was a military town, and home to all three Armed Services. The last military unit left in the 1960s and the town has striven to find new roles ever since. This fine Victorian town with its grid-like street pattern and impressive buildings has expanded considerably in the past 50 years. It still has connections to its illustrious industrial past. Today the former dockyard is a commercial port and a gateway by ferry to Ireland.
The Pater Community Hall has a wide range of activities taking place. There are also three other areas for public use including a second large room with a dance floor on the first floor, a ground floor function suite and a further first floor business suite. The Pater Hall also boasts full internet access, and on-site staff, also for a small fee the use of the projector and interactive whiteboard. Pater Hall Trust is a non-profit making Trust community activities are supported by grants and commercial hire.