23rd November 2015

Christmas Closing Dates 2015

The final night to stay with us in our Guest House in 2015 will be Monday 21st December. The Café will be closing at 2pm on Tuesday 22nd December (with last orders at 1.30pm), and then we will reopen again on Wednesday 6th January 2016.

The Bar Convent would like to wish all of our visitors, guests and friends a very happy, peaceful Christmas, and a prosperous New Year.

23rd October 2015

The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre… Open For Business!

We are delighted to announce that, following a very productive summer and great success in all our renovations, The Bar Convent is once more open to guests and visitors. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Guest House, Conference Rooms and Café, as well as our brand new Exhibition, which is open from Monday to Saturday from 10am until 5pm.

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

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

Although we didn’t win the title of ‘Best B&B’, we were very satisfied on this occasion to be among only five finalists for this award, across an enormous range of accommodation providers in the city. It’s wonderful that people are recognising the improvements we have made to the Guest House, with our 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 have been launched to extend access, improve understanding and secure the future of The Bar Convent. You can read more about the Living Heritage Project online.