York does well for halls. Between the Merchant Adventurers, Merchant Taylors, Jacobs Well, Folk Hall and the Guildhall we’ve a number of grand buildings ripe to host all manner of events. Arguably a touch less well publicised is Bedern Hall, just off Goodramgate, that has slipped under the radar in building itself up as a dining venue. Now offering regular lunches and evening events, I have to confess it hadn’t really registered with me until I was asked to go along and take a look.
|We went along to a Pie and Ale night held on 5th November that offered a selection of bottled beers from nearby Treboom Brewery to complement a choice of pies. Not really sure of what to expect, we arrived to find live music courtesy of the Key Largo Trio giving the relaxed surroundings a nice backdrop.
Looking round the venue was a nice chance to discover one of York’s hidden gems. Perhaps a touch more modest than the larger halls in York, Bedern is packed full of character and holds significant historic links to the Minster. In more recent history, it’s seen action as a bakery and a place for curing meat before restoration rendered it suitable for hosting a wide variety of functions.
Sticky toffee pudding underlined the evening nicely along with a bit more of Treboom Hop Brittania. Bedern Hall is a lovely venue that deserves to see a more diverse audience. Pop along to their website and figure out what you can make it to.
Disclaimer: We were invited to attend and review Bedern Hall and didn’t pay for our food.