Bedford Swan Hotel

Historic 18th Century hotel on the banks of the River Ouse

Member since February 2019

1 to 10 night stays
From £59 pppn for a 10 night stay
to £85 pppn
£59 per night for a 10 night stay
to £85 per night
for a 1 night stay

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Built in 1794 for the 5th Duke of Bedford, this elegant hotel in the heart of Bedford overlooks the River Ouse. Inside you'll find stunning public areas and impressive original 18th Century architecture. Just 15 minutes walk from the train statuion, it's an ideal base to explore the wonderful countryside of Downs, Chiltern Hills and Marston Vale. 

  • Perfectly located in the heart of town
  • Stunning views of the River
  • Contemporary rooms
  • Full of historic character
  • Just 30 minutes from London
  • Stylish bar / brasserie
  • Parking included

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Sparkling Riverside Break

Stay in a Luxury room and receive:

  • A Complimentary bottle of chilled Prosecco (value £27.50) in your room on arrival
  • Dinner for two on the first evening in the restaurant (£50 per couple allowance)
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Complimentary 2pm late check out (value £20)
  • Dine in the restaurant on an extra evening and receive complimentary bottle of house wine (min spend £40 per couple, wine value £18)
  • Complimentary parking (value £5 per night)

1 night stay

Package Price: £84.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £169 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £139.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £279 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £197 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £394 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £258.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £517 per room

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5 night stay

Package Price: £318.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £637 per room

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6 night stay

Package Price: £378.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £757 per room

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7 night stay

Package Price: £438.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £877 per room

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8 night stay

Package Price: £493.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £987 per room

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9 night stay

Package Price: £548.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,097 per room

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10 night stay

Package Price: £608.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,217 per room

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SMTWTFS

Available: Now

Sparkling Riverside Break - Suite

Stay in a Suite and receive:

  • A Complimentary bottle of chilled Prosecco in your room on arrival (value £27.50)
  • Dinner for two on the first evening in the restaurant (£50 per couple allowance)
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Complimentary 2pm late check out (value £20)
  • Dine in the restaurant on an extra evening and receive complimentary bottle of house wine (min spend £40 per couple, wine value £18)
  • Complimentary parking (value £5 per night)

1 night stay

Package Price: £92 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £184 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £154.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £309 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £219.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £439 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £288.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £577 per room

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5 night stay

Package Price: £356 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £712 per room

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6 night stay

Package Price: £423.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £847 per room

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7 night stay

Package Price: £491 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £982 per room

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8 night stay

Package Price: £553.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,107 per room

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9 night stay

Package Price: £616 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,232 per room

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10 night stay

Package Price: £683.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,367 per room

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All of the above prices include all taxes / service fees.

* Offers showing provisional availability are subject to confirmation with the hotel and availability is not guaranteed. No funds will be taken from your card until the booking is confirmed, which will usually be within a few hours.

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Facilities at Bedford Swan Hotel

Within the hotel you can relax in one of the cosy lounges, enjoy an alfresco drink on the terrace, and the Sunken Lounge and Bar provides an ideal location to enjoy a pre-dinner drink or a nightcap.

Guests staying at The Bedford Swan Hotel can also soak up the atmosphere nearby:

Events such as the Bedford River Festival, our annual Beer Festival or Carnival in Luton
'The Gardener's Garden Show' at Woburn Abbey and Gardens
Activities at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Mead Open Farm, Woburn Safari Park and The BodyFlight to keep the kids occupied!
British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Bedford Swan Hotel
  • 113 Bedrooms
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Internet Connection in Rooms
  • Dogs by Prior Arrangement

Home truths

Please note that the hotel spa and pool are closed for refurbishment until further notice.


Good to know

  • Hotel check-in time: 2:00 PM
  • Hotel check-out time: 12:00 PM

Parking Facilities

Parking is chargeable at £5 per night for all guests. Please note the hotel has limited parking spaces, in the event parking is unavailable, the reception team will suggest an alternative.

Disabled Access

The hotel has a lift however please do contact us prior to booking if you have particular access needs. 

Child Policy

Children up to age of 12 stay free of charge, all rooms can take 1 extra camp bed and suites have sofa beds. Those over the age of 12 pay adult rates.

In the interest of spa guests children are not permitted in the pool area between 11am – 4pm Friday to Sunday

Dogs Policy

Dogs are welcome in certain rooms, charged at £10 per night

The Rooms at Bedford Swan Hotel

Luxury room

Luxury Rooms offer stunning contemporary design, for up to two guests. 

All luxury rooms feature:

  • Air-conditioning
  • 32 LCD
  • Complimentary newspaper & mineral water
  • Upgraded toiletries
  • Fridge & safe
  • Workspace
  • Tea & coffee
  • Iron & ironing board
  • 24 hr room service
  • Extended check out at 1pm

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Luxury room, Bedford Swan Hotel

Bedford Swan Hotel - Luxury room

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Suite

Newly refurbished contemporary suites for up to two adults and two children,

Enjoy waking up in the most comfortable king size bed before opening the curtains and admiring the stunning view.

Bedford Hotel suites offer a seating area and sofa bed. All suites also feature:

  • Air-conditioning
  • 32 LCD
  • Complimentary daily newspaper & mineral water
  • Upgraded toiletries
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Fridge & safe
  • Sofa & work space
  • Tea & coffee
  • Sweets
  • Iron & ironing board
  • 24 hr room service
  • Extended check out at 1 pm

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Suite room, Bedford Swan Hotel

Bedford Swan Hotel - Suite room

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Standard

The finest selection of contemporary furnishings generate a historic vintage charm to our Double Rooms. Offering a spacious, quiet and lavish visit, our rooms are a perfect retreat to unwind and indulge.

Pen and Cob Brasserie

Pen & Cob, overlooking the embankment, is the hotel's art-deco inspired British Brassiere, with a signature cocktail list, exclusive British menu and inspiring wine and drinks list, all served in a unique contemporary/boutique style.

The former restaurant area has been transformed with modern design introducing a new bar and bringing in the elegant feel and presence of the Great River Ouse. All viewed from floor-to-ceiling windows, ensuring that you will want to have pride of place at the poseur tables! With living-wall inspired prints and our luxury fabric chairs and stools, surrounded by mosaic walls, Pen & Cob's seasonal dishes won't be the only thing you'll be admiring.


Opening Times

Pen & Cob Brasserie offers all day dining with dinner served between 6pm and 10pm. 


Pen and Cob Brasserie restaurant, Bedford Swan Hotel

Pen and Cob Brasserie restaurant, Bedford Swan Hotel

The Sunken Lounge and Bar

The Sunken Lounge and Bar provides and ideal location for a  enjoy a pre-dinner drink or a nightcap.

Open throughout the day and evening, offering a wide selection of light meals and snacks including traditional sandwiches, baguettes, salads and light meals.

Why not enjoy Afternoon Tea with a delightful selection of sandwiches and cakes?


Opening Times

Pen & Cob Brasserie offers all day dining with dinner served between 6pm and 10pm. 


The Sunken Lounge and Bar restaurant, Bedford Swan Hotel

Bedford Swan Hotel Location

Map & Directions

Address

The Embankment
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK40 1RW

Parking is chargeable at £5 per night for all guests. Please note the hotel has limited parking spaces, in the event parking is unavailable, the reception team will suggest an alternative.


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Location & Local Attractions

Guests staying at The Bedford Swan Hotel can also soak up the atmosphere nearby:

Events such as the Bedford River Festival, our annual Beer Festival or Carnival in Luton
'The Gardener's Garden Show' at Woburn Abbey and Gardens
Activities at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Mead Open Farm, Woburn Safari Park and The BodyFlight to keep the kids occupied!
British Grand Prix at Silverstone