"Nestled in the shadow of the impressive ruins of Barden Tower, a grade 1 listed building with superb views of the valley and surrounding hills, The Priests House has a fine reputation for excellent cuisine and service. Whether for a quiet meal, an intimate and exclusive wedding, a private function, a music night or a genuine medieval banquet this is a quite unique North Yorkshire venue. Both the House and the "Old Chapel" are steeped in history and charm, retaining most original features such as real log fires, dark oak beamed ceilings and paned windows. As soon as you set foot inside you know this is a place with a special ambience."

Special Events


Ideal for special celebrations, whether birthdays, anniversaries, music nights or corporate events.

Intimate Weddings


Perfect for romantic and intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions in a

truly fabulous Yorkshire Dales setting.




Medieval Banquets


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.

Open for Sunday lunch and occasional lunch and evenings, functions permitting. Booking essential.



"Why not combine your event or evening with an overnight or weekend stay at the Barden Bunk Barn. It sleeps up to 24 and is located on the same site as The Priests House. Perfect so you can enjoy your evening without having to worry about driving home. See Barden Bunk Barn".


Latest News


We still have a number of Saturdays available in June and July for last minute weddings....


The Old Chapel Renovation


You can view a video/slideshow of the Old Chapel restoration

by clicking the link below..



The Old Chapel Opening Evening


You can view a selection of photos from the hugely succesful Old Chapel opening evening by clicking this link.



Saturday 23 July

Dinner Dance

Tickets £29.95


Friday 16 September

Jazz Evening

Tickets £29.95


Dinner & Dance - 23rd July 2016

Dinner & Dance - 23rd July 2016 - A Night Not To Be Missed


An amazing event night at The Priests House in the newly renovated Old Chapel



* Pimms on arrival *




* 3 course dinner *




* £29.95 per person *



* Special entertainment with the fabulous Miss Rebecca Joy *




Latest Chapel News




"A couple of quick snaps of the Old Chapel as it looks on 24th March. Completely bespoke lighting installed."





"The newly renovated Old Chapel , basking in the summer sun!"







"The magnificent view from way up in the rafters"







"The sunlight pouring in through the beautiful new windows illuminates the Old Chapel interior."




The Priests House

Barden Tower

Bolton Abbey


North Yorkshire

BD23 6AS


TEL: 01756 720616

E-MAIL : debbie@thepriestshouse.net