St Nicholas Christmas Feast

Discover a unique gastronomic experience inspired by the sumptuous banquets of the Middle Ages right in the heart of modern day York this festive season!

Barley Hall, York’s hidden medieval townhouse, is decorated for the festive season and is the perfect venue for a decadent banqueting experience, inspired by the Lords and Ladies of the medieval period.


Take your seat at the dining table of William Snawsell, Goldsmith, Alderman and former Lord Mayor of York as he invites you and your guests to make yourselves at home in the stunning Great Hall, with its exposed timbers and vaulted ceiling.

With a menu inspired by the Middle Ages but with familiar flavours of a modern Christmas your guests are sure to leave feeling satisfied and full of festive spirit.

The Steward of the Hall will be your host for the evening, acting as master of ceremonies and entertaining you with stories and tales that wouldn’t seem out of place in any of the grand houses of medieval York.

You also have exclusive access to all of Barley Hall, meaning that you and your guests can explore this fascinating building and uncover the many stories it tells. Make sure to check out our special ‘Wolf Hall Comes to York’ exhibition as well before the banquet is served.


Explore the Package Details in More Detail:

Package Details                               Times  Cost per person
  • Exclusive hire of the festive decorated Great Hall
  • Enjoyment of our exhibition
  • Welcome drink of Mulled Wine
  • A St Nicholas Christmas Feast
  • Complementary Drinks with your Meal*Festive Background Music
  • Your own personal medieval host for the evening
  • Your own personal hospitality co-ordinator will take you through from booking to delivering the event, giving you peace of mind when organising your perfect Christmas celebration.
7:00pm to 10:30pm 
  • Exclusive hire of Barley Hall – £300


  • Plus – £50 per person for catering (25-45 guests)


  • Please note prices exclude VAT


*1/2 bottle of wine per person including alternative soft drink option & unlimited jugs of water.


Looking for Something Extra?

The following options can be added to your package, creating a tailor-made experience:

Live Medieval Minstrels*: £350

Medieval Combat entertainment*: £100

Extra hour of Hall hire: £75.00 per hour

Cash Bar: £100

Book Today and Enjoy a Medieval Christmas

Contact us today on 01904 653848 or email and a member of the team will be back in touch as soon as possible.