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The Priest's House

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Barden Tower | Barden, Near Bolton Abbey, Skipton, England
+44 1756 720616
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good6%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Barden Tower | Barden, Near Bolton Abbey, Skipton, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We got married at Barden Tower aka The Priest House 11th Nov 2017 and oh my goodness what a day. We just want to relive the day from start to finish over and over again. The actual venue: Our colour theme was a deep red/burgundy...More

Thank Nicki M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently attended an evening wedding reception in the Old Chapel. The venue was perfect. Ive not eaten at the venue so can't comment. I stayed in the bunkhouse afterwards and this was a lovely and rustic barn. Very well equipped, lovely and cosy and...More

Thank Julian217
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got married here last week and whilst we didn’t have our meal here - I just needed to say that as a venue it was fantastic! It is beautiful and all of the staff were really helpful! I can’t recommend it highly enough. Thanks...More

Thank Yorkshirejoey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a while since we ate at the Priest's House but it is as enjoyable and popular as ever. We chose from the Sunday lunch menu which offered a good choice of dishes - I had the roast and my partner the chicken, both of...More

Thank whalleykay66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently celebrated a significant birthday here with my family. We hired a private room for 14 people. The setting is fab, we started with a glass of prosecco outside the chapel in lovely sunshine overlooking the Dales. We then went to the private dining...More

1  Thank Rebs12014
Reviewed 11 March 2018

It is a long time since we last visited this restaurant. It is tucked away at Bardon Tower, North Yorkshire. We were very pleased to find Debbie still at the helm and that it had lost none of its atmosphere. We were made very welcome...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We recently attended the wedding of Paul & Beth Woolston and we were amazed at the choice of location. It really is the most romantic and scenic place hidden in the depths of North Yorkshire. The owner and staff could not have been more welcoming...More

Thank Boroboy100
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Set in beautiful surrounds with amazing food. This is now my dream wedding venue! I came for a 3 course meal and was really impressed. The staff were brilliant.

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We wanted to book for a Christmas Sunday lunch in December but other than one Sunday at the beginning of November there were no bookings available until February I was told. We arrived at this very old building in a beautiful setting, stone steps led...More

Thank Karen J
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We married here on September 23rd 2017 and it was the perfect venue, passionately run by Debbie & Mark who care deeply about what they do. Set in stunning Wharfedale this 12th century medieval chapel and restaurant is the perfect wedding venue for an amazing...More

Thank Thresh56
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Janice R
27 October 2015|
Response from Denise D | Reviewed this property |
There is the Devonshire Arms quite close by which has accommodation.
Malcolm C
17 July 2015|
Response from Debbie L | Property representative |
Hello We serve lunch between 2pm and 2.30pm. We look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards Debbie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 20:45
19:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barden Tower | Barden, Near Bolton Abbey, Skipton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Skipton
  • Phone Number: +44 1756 720616
  • E-mail
The Priests House is a function venue specialising in weddings, medieval banquets and other family celebrations, together with being an occasional fine dining establishment especially catering for Sunday lunches. The Priests House is set on a grade 1 site in he shadow of the ruin of Barden Tower in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. The house itself was originally built to be the chapel and accommodation supporting the 100 or so residents of the Tower. It is truly medieval building and retains many of the original features. The House itself can only dine up to 34, but for larger events we have two marquees which can be set up alongside. The views and scenery on all sides of the house are fabulous.
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