Pilton’s 12th century Tithe Barn was wrecked by fire in the 1950s. But it was stunningly restored in 2005 thanks to a grant of £400,000 from English Heritage, alongside a further £100,000 from Glastonbury Festival. Builder Peter McCurdy (the brains behind the rebuilding of London’s Globe theatre) moved in to bring about the transformation of the historic and beautiful building.
Said Michael Eavis: “I would have to say that this is one of the things I have done in my life that I am most proud of. The barn belongs to the village and it is very satisfying to know the Festival has put something back into Pilton. I was born here and used to play in the rafters when I was about 10 but always wanted to restore it.”
The Pilton Tithe Barn is now run by a charitable trust, and is available to hire for private functions. The capacity is 200 and the barn is available for birthdays, banquets, wedding receptions etc (but is not licensed for wedding ceremonies). If you would like to make a booking or have enquiries about the barn, call 01749 890 735 asking for Rachel Rogers, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.