Barden Chapel


The renovated "Old Chapel" providing a completely new setting for a special celebration

The Old Chapel beneath the House had been left unloved for many a year but has just been sensitively renovated to provide a fabulous new function venue accommodating up to 75 guests. The Chapel has a truly medieval setting oozing history and charm. So whether you are celebrating a birthday, a special wedding anniversary or even hosting a murder mystery evening, you could make a real event of it by also using the bunk barn to stay overnight... or make a weekend of it.

In fact why not celebrate with a medieval banquet?

No matter the occasion, a medieval night at The Priests House is a night to behold. This is an event of joviality amongst friends or colleagues, a time to get to know each other in a totally different environment. Picture the scene as you arrive....the backdrop of the historic Barden Tower casting an imposing shadow, the solitude of the location providing an eerie darkness, the flaming lanterns greeting you up the orchard path with period music wafting in the air, real log fires burning away in the bar and dining room and staff in period costume serving you mulled wine in goblets.


Dine majestically on a feast of local produce, spiced and prepared the traditional way and dine off trenchers without forks. There will be no chips on the menu, no pizzas either. The menu can be flexed, but only in so far as ingredients that were used in true medieval times, before the arrival of the potato and the chicken tikka massala. Dressing up in medieval outfits all adds to the ambience..

Medieval nights are best undertaken from October to April when the evenings are dark which all adds to the mystery and authenticity. For further details see the Priests House website


....and why not book in for Sunday lunch before you leave....


Barden Tower, Barden, Skipton,

North Yorkshire, BD23 6AS

Tel: 01756 720616 or

Steve on 07809 251785

OPEN All Year Round