Friday 25th August 10.30am to 3.30pm
However you pronounce it, the Scone is the centre piece of any afternoon tea. We’ve teamed up with Hebden Tea to offer you a tea and scone tasting sessions with three scone flavours created by our in-house baker Bernadette.
Activities for the kids and a Tea-torial session by Hedben Tea! Plus your chance to suggest a new flavour to add to our menu.
Scone mixes and teas available to purchase as a souvenir of the day
Free to attend, just purchase your tasting platter of tea and scones.
York Guild Hall walking tours – part of Heritage Open Days
Bedern Hall would like to invite you to come and explore some of York’s best kept secrets! Originally home to the Vicars’ Choral of the minster, Bedern Hall is now home to three of York’s Guilds. Join tour guide Dave Hobman as he highlights the trades and traditions of York on a 60-minute walk around the city.
The experience includes a look around Bedern and the walking tour in association with the nationwide Heritage Open Days event.
3 walks during the day – 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm. BOOKING HERE
This is a free event (entrance into the guildhalls not included) Booking required for the tours, but the hall will be open as usual. Feel free to drop in and say hello!
Living History at Bedern Hall with Frei Compagnie
As part of Heritage Open Days, medieval re-enactors Frei Compagnie take over Bedern Hall for a Living History display. Hands on experiences of medieval food, crafts and arms.
Have your photo taken with Knight in shining armour!
Hall and Cafe open as normal
2nd Annual Pork Pie Competition sponsored by The Company of Butchers of the City of York
Did you know that before restoration Bedern Hall was part of William Wright’s Pork Butchers, famed across the City for their pies.? In search of the perfect pie, we’ve invited local pie makers to enter their very best pies for you to judge and vote for your favourites. Local ales from Yorkshire Heart Brewery,, the perfect pie partner, available to buy.
We’ve partnered with The Company of Butchers of the City of York who sponsored the trophy and gave guidance on judging.
Last year’s winners in the Traditional Category where Mountfield of Bubwith and in the Flavoured Category, Ged Bell. We hope they’ll both be back to defend their Titles!
DOORS OPEN 6PM FOR A PROMPT 6.30PM START
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A “DROP-IN” EVENT IT STARTS AS INDICATED AND TASTING WILL CONTINUE UNTIL ALL PIES HAVE BEEN TASTED. LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ACOMMODATED
Sunday 8th October 10am to 4pm
Bedern Hall joins locations across the City giving people the chance to experience familiar places through fresh eyes and uncover hidden treasures. Our cafe will be open too!
Tuesday 17th October 6pm
Bedern Hall Roof Appeal Launch and Reception
Join us for a captivating evening as we celebrate some remarkable milestones and look to the future. This event will not only showcase our accomplishments but also set the stage for an exciting chapter ahead. Your presence as a potential donor is invaluable, and we extend this invitation with the hope that you will join us on this journey of preservation, partnership, and progress.
We welcome The Company of Butchers as a Bedern Hall Guild
Guest speaker Andrew Morrison CEO of York Civic Trust
Sunday 22nd October 11am to 3.30pm
Bedern Bridal Experience – Wedding Open Day
Join us for a glass of bubbles. Discuss your ideas with our experienced team and let us show you how we can help you create your special day.This is a casual day of ideas, help and advice. All we ask is that you turn up! It’s free to come along.
We’ll be dressing the Hall for a ceremony and reception, so you can see exactly how everything will look. From florists, photographers to venue styling, food and favours, dresses and gifts, there’s something here to inspire you for your own celebration.
Bangers and Beer for Bonfire Night
Celebrate the season in our candlelit hall with good old Yorkshire Bangers & Mash, washed down with a local ale, accompanied by live music from Emily Lawler! Mulled cider on arrival, sausage and mash with onion gravy, sticky toffee pudding dessert! What’s not to like?
Aesthetica Short Film Festival – Sound Installation: Flux & Possibilities
Become immersed in Martyn Riley’s durational sound piece. It is a collaboration with a multitude of female-identifying interviewees who share their personal identities and histories, highlighting their experiences and ideologies about feminism, inequality and gendered spaces. This emphasis on space, place and gender aims to air testimonies and personal opinions connected to the nature of power and control. The artist has created sounds connected directly to these stories of geographics, experience and memory, ensuring their voices are heard. Join Aesthetica for deep listening. Sit or lie on the cushions provided and dive-in to the experience.
A Crafty Christmas at Bedern Hall. Tickets £40 each including lunch
Celebrate the season and support Bedern Hall with Katherine Armstrong Bisson of Fleuradamo who will help you create some stunning Christmas wreaths for your home this Christmas. Tickets £40 per person to include refreshments, all materials and seasonal soup and sandwich lunch.
Carols by Candlelight Tickets £8.50 each with proceeds to our Roof Appeal.
A traditional evening in our candlelit hall listening to a selection of carols sung by our quartet followed by seasonal readings.