Monday 16th April 2018

External Painting Work

As part our conservation programme to maintain the high standards of our historic house, external painting work will be taking place at various times between 16th April – 24th August 2018. 

This is expected to have no impact at all on the enjoyment of guests staying with us, though small sections of scaffolding may be seen on the outside of the house to enable access to high areas. Painters will be working outside between the hours of 9am – 5pm, mid-week.

If you have any concerns at all, please do contact our Housekeeping team on 01904 464902 – or email us at

We apologise for any minor disturbance that this may cause.

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Catholic History Day 2018

The Bar Convent is proud to be hosting Catholic History Day on Saturday 2nd June 2018.

To reserve a place, or for more information, please contact Judith Smeaton on 01904 704 525 or e-mail

You can see details of speakers, costs and times here online.


Tuesday 5th June 2018

The Great York Train Robbery

Join us on June 5th 2018 at 7pm for a fascinating talk with former detective and author Colin Sheppard. Colin will be opening a ‘cold case’ from 1867, when the York to Scarborough train was robbed. The crime was never solved, but through his fascinating lecture Colin uncovers the life and times of the railway workers and names a prime suspect.

Tickets are £10 and include a glass of wine or juice.

To book tickets, please call 01904 643 238 and speak to our Reception team.


Saturday 18th August 2018

Vintage Afternoon Tea with Live Music

Enjoy a Vintage Afternoon Tea while being entertained by the musical talents of the beautiful Miss Marina Mae. Marina has entertained audiences across the UK for over ten years with her showcase of music from bygone eras.

Tickets are £25 per person and must be booked in advance by calling 01904 643 238.

Saturday 18th August, 2.30pm