1st April 2014
Best B&B – The People’s Choice
We are delighted to be nominated in the Visit York Tourism Awards – “Best B&B – The People’s Choice Award”. This is indeed a great complement and recognition of the enormous effort that the team have invested in the Guest House refurbishment programme over the last three years. We have now completed over half of the Guest House refurbishment, with plans to complete the project to coincide with the launch of the Convent as a Living Heritage Centre in 2015.
We recognize that visitors not only want to explore historic York, but to have a unique and authentic experience by staying in a place of living history. As the oldest living convent in England and the first school for girls in York we fulfil this – now we can offer more accommodation options to create a really comfortable visit. As a registered charity, one of our aims is to welcome as many people as possible and make it affordable for visitors to stay and enjoy all the Convent and York has to offer.
We are grateful to all those who nominated us, we knew we were one of the friendliest B&B’s in York, but it’s reassuring to know that we are now considered to be among the best.
If you would like us to WIN, please would you kindly vote for us today at “Survey Monkey”
Thanks for voting. Please note that voting closes on Monday 14th April.
31st March 2014
Easter Opening Hours
The Convent will be open as usual during the start of Holy Week, but will close for our Easter Celebration between Good Friday (18 April) and Easter Monday (21 April), reopening on Tuesday 22 April.
3rd October 2013
Relic of St Margaret Clitherow
We are pleased to announce that the restoration work on the reliquary containing the Relic of St Margaret Clitherow is now complete. The Relic may be viewed Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm on request.
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.
20th October 2012
Business 4 Breakfast Networking Expands
Business 4 Breakfast (B4B) has prospered at The Bar since the first meeting 18 months ago, leading to the opening of a second group. It attracts approximately 25 people per week from all sorts of professional and trade backgrounds and allows members to meet and be introduced to each other’s networks of contacts in a structured format. It works because the informal setting allows members to get to know each well, build trust and enjoy arguably the best bacon sandwiches in York on a Friday morning!
B4B meetings are every Friday morning between 7-8.30am, if you would like more information or want to come along to a free taster session call James Foster on 01904 643238.
19th October 2012
Redecoration Work Completed
Every 5 years the Bar Convent is fully redecorated externally. This 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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