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Bar Convent Trust
Registered Charity 294320
17 Blossom Street, York,
North Yorkshire, YO24 1AQ

13th March 2015

Exciting Refurbishment News

From 1st April until the end of July 2015, the Bar Convent is undergoing an exciting transformation as part of the Living Heritage Project. Some areas will be closed, while others are open as usual. We’re installing a brand new museum and gift shop, renovating the guesthouse and conference rooms, improving access and providing brand new facilities for all.

The cafe and chapel are open as usual, and we’re doing our best to keep any disruption to visitors to a minimum.

Please note that, as we upgrade the guesthouse to provide more en suite rooms, we are not able to accommodate guests at this time. Our conference facilities are also unavailable, and the museum is closed as of 23rd March 2015.

We look forward to sharing our new facilities with you in August. For more details, or for an update on how work is progressing, please feel free to contact our reception team. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

7th January 2015

Fibre-Optic Broadband

We’re pleased to announce a recent major upgrade to our wireless internet access. Our conference rooms, guestrooms and cafe are now equipped with the latest fibre optic broadband. We also have more routers stationed around the building, enabling our visitors to enjoy faster, more reliable internet access throughout the premises.

This upgrade comes in response to customer feedback on TripAdvisor, and helps us provide 21st century hospitality in a proudly historic setting.

8th October 2014

Award-Winning Breakfasts

We are delighted to announce that The Bar Convent has become the proud recipient of a much-coveted Breakfast Award from Visit England. We’re all very excited by our new award, and would like to say a huge thank you to all of our visitors and staff over the years for making this possible.

Breakfast Award

1st April 2014

Best B&B – The People’s Choice – UPDATE

Although we didn’t win the title of ‘Best B&B’ we were very satisfied on this occasion to be amongst only 5 finalists for this award, across an enormous range of accommodation providers in the city. I’ts wonderful that people are recognising the improvements we have made to Guest House with many newly refurbished rooms.

This now spurs us on to complete our Guest House refurbishment during 2015 to coincide with the launch of The Convent as a Living Heritage Centre. We look forward to returning in future years and hopefully winning the award on another occasion. Thank you all for voting for us, we were greatly encouraged by so much support.

2nd October 2013

Exciting plans for the future of The Bar Convent

Exciting plans launched to extend access, improve understanding, and secure the future of The Bar Convent. Read more about the Living Heritage Project.

19th October 2012

Redecoration Work Completed

Every 5 years the Bar Convent is fully redecorated externally. It is no small task as the entire building is surrounded in sections for 3 months as each section is surveyed, remedial joinery and slating repairs are undertaken and finally redecorated. On this occasion further improvements were made to the building to add new Digital TV aerials and guttering improvements. It has been a challenge however the final result has really improved the appearance of the building.

Why not come and have a look if you haven’t been for some time?


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