Review on The Priests House

Secreted away in the shadow of Barden Tower (a former fortified hunting lodge), the Priests House is a grand venue for special occasions, housed in a Grade I-listed building. Approached via an orchard, it is full of antiques, beamed ceilings, paned windows and real log fires aplenty.

Meals are served in the splendid Oak Room to the accompaniment of tinkling piano music, and the menu is full of international crowd-pleasers. Lunch brings a worldwide assortment taking in steak and ale pie, chicken fajitas and roast salmon on Thai noodles, while dinner raises the bar for the likes of spiced black pudding and pear parcel, grilled sea bass on minted lyonnaise potatoes and pea purée, and Baileys and banana cheesecake with caramel sauce.

The Priests House is also renowned for its special events, which might range from medieval banquets and charity auctions to psychic suppers. For those wanting to stay over, self-catering accommodation is available nearby in the Barden Bunk Barn (on the other side of Barden Tower).

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Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Thu-Sun (3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm Thu-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Priests House

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 34 covers


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The Priests House
Barden Tower
Nr Bolton Abbey
North Yorkshire
BD23 6AS

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