The Barns Hotel

Privately owned hotel on the bank of the River Ouse

Member since February 2018

1 to 7 night stays
From £67 pppn for a 7 night stay
to £73 pppn for a 1 night stay

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The Barns is situated in a beautiful riverside location within 3 acres of landscaped gardens and has a reputation for great company and fine service.  The hotel offers 49 well-appointed bedrooms, a river facing restaurant, a beautiful 13th Century Tithe Barn and a river boat for a spot of afternoon cruising!

  • Beautiful riverside location
  • Wine Glass Restaurant offers both modern and classic dishes
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Privately owned
  • Heated riverside patio
  • 5 minute drive into Bedford & Priory Country Park
  • Just 10 miles from the M1 and 8 miles from the A1
  • Private boat available for hire

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Stay in an Executive room and receive:

  • Welcome drink to be enjoyed in the bar, Riverside terraces or in your bedroom
  • A la carte dinner for two each evening (£30 per person allowance)
  • Full breakfast for two daily
  • Complimentary 12.30 pm late check out 
  • Stay 3 nights+ and receive a complimentary full afternoon tea for two on one day (value £17.50 pp)

1 night stay

Package Price: £72.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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2 night stay

Package Price: £140 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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3 night stay

Package Price: £207.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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4 night stay

Package Price: £274 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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5 night stay

Package Price: £339 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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6 night stay

Package Price: £404 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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7 night stay

Package Price: £469 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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Facilities at The Barns Hotel

Whether you are planning a romantic weekend, a family getaway or simply looking for somewhere comfortable to rest your head, Barns Hotel offers the perfect retreat in Bedfordshire.

Surrounded by picturesque views of the River Great Ouse and three acres of charming grounds, Barns hotel is a short walk from Bedford town centre and a stone's throw away from a variety of local attractions.

Set sail down the River Great Ouse in the 18 feet self-sail river boat which can carry up to four people and is available for hire for two hours.  You'll be given everything you need including a map, equipment and full operating instructions.  When you get back, spend time on the Riverside terrace which also offers luxury rattan furniture, a stone baked pizza over and al fresco dining.

If you would rather play safe, then the WineGlass Restaurant features rustic wooden beams and a charming library area with views over the River Great Ouse. The wine list is handpicked by the Vineyard's Director of Wine and offers over 40 wines and Champagnes.   Dining is relaxed and informal with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce.


Each bedroom at the Barns is contemporary in style and offers everything you would expect from a four star property.

The Barns Hotel is a short walk from Bedford town centre and just 10 minutes' drive from the M1 motorway and 8 miles from the A1.  Nearby Woburn Abbey is set in a beautiful 3,000 acre deer park and houses an impressive private collection of art, furniture and porcelain.  Woburn Safari Park is filled with exotic animals and features both a safari drive and foot safari.  Guests also have access to the local Oasis Fitness and Leisure Club.   If you're looking for a charming relaxing escape in Bedfordshire, you will love The Barns Hotel!

The hotel has recently acquired their very own boat! 

Set sail down the River Great Ouse in our very own boat, just in time for summer, you can hire George, the 18 feet, self-sail, electric riverboat for a spot of leisurely cruising. The boat can carry two to four people and is available for hire up to two hours.

You'll be given everything you need to take in the sights of the Great Ouse, including a map, equipment and full operating instructions for George. 

Hourly Rates

Monday – Friday:

£30 for 1 hour
£60 for 2 hours 
 
Saturday – Sunday:

£35.00 for 1 hour
£70 for 2 hours 

Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
 

The Barns Hotel
  • 49 Bedrooms
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Children Welcome
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Internet Connection in Rooms
  • Dogs by Prior Arrangement

Good to know

  • Hotel check-in time: 2:00 PM
  • Hotel check-out time: 11:00 AM

Parking Facilities

Over 100 complimentary car parking spaces

Disabled Access

There is an accessible bedroom at the hotel

History of the hotel

The building that we know today as The Barns Hotel has a history that can be traced back to the 11th century when it was a monastic grange of Newnham Priory which stood about half a mile away to the North West, across the River Great Ouse. Newnham, one of two Augustinian priories in Bedford was founded C1165.

Child Policy

Cots are free for children under 2.  Children under 12 are £10 per child per night, depending on room availability.

Dogs Policy

There are dog friendly rooms available, dogs are charged at £15 per dog per night.  Dog friendly rooms are located on the ground floor, dog beds, water bowls and treats are provided.   Please call 03332125532 for further details

The Rooms at The Barns Hotel

Executive room

Traditionally furnished en suite bedroom offering free Wi-F1, power showers in the spacious bathrooms, TV, trouser press, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.  All of the bedrooms are en-suite and offer tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TV with free view, iron and ironing board and in room digital safe.  High-speed wireless internet access is also included for all guests. 

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Executive room, The Barns Hotel

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Luxury Double room

Traditionally furnished en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, room safe, complimentary Wi-Fi access, bottle of mineral water, chocolates, tea and coffee making facilities.

Luxury Double room, The Barns Hotel

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The Manor suite

Traditionally furnished en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, room safe, complimentary Wi-Fi access, bottle of mineral water, chocolates, tea and coffee making facilities.

The Manor room, The Barns Hotel

The Barns Hotel - The Manor room

Wine Glass Restaurant

The WineGlass Restaurant is a beautiful river facing restaurant that offers a warm and friendly service, delicious comfort food and an extensive wine list for you to enjoy.

The WineGlass Restaurant is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

There is nothing better when it comes to dining than finding the perfect wine to match what you are eating!  That is the philosophy here at The Barns!  If you are unsure of which wine to pick, ask the expertly trained staff for their advice and find the perfect accompaniment to really enhance your dish and dining experience.  They firmly believe that fabulous food deserves a fabulous wine list, and with the help of our wine team, we have a selection of wines that's hard to beat.

The wines on the list range from the more obscure, such as wines from India to the classics of Bordeaux.  They have over 40 wines and champagnes available to purchase by the glass (or by the bottle)  Included in those, are wines from our owners' winery, Peter Michael Winery in California.

The most important thing about wine is to enjoy it with family and friends and they feel we have created a list which helps make this possible.


Opening Times

Breakfast

Weekdays 06:30am – 09:30am,

Weekends 07:30am – 10:30am

Lunch

Weekdays and weekends 12.00pm – 14.30pm

Dinner

Weekdays 18.30pm – 22:00pm, last orders 30 minutes prior to closing


Wine Glass Restaurant restaurant, The Barns Hotel

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Riverside Bar

With its stunning river views and tranquil setting, The Riverside bar has a passion for uncompromised service, standards and style all set in a simple, yet elegant environment and invite you to relax with family and friends and enjoy a glass of Pimms on the patio, or perhaps a glass of Chardonnay.

The heated patio is also the perfect location to enjoy alfresco dining, whilst embracing the unique ambience of our riverside setting, during the summer months.


Opening Times

Breakfast

Weekdays 06:30am – 09:30am,

Weekends 07:30am – 10:30am

Lunch

Weekdays and weekends 12.00pm – 14.30pm

Dinner

Weekdays 18.30pm – 22:00pm, last orders 30 minutes prior to closing


Riverside Bar restaurant, The Barns Hotel

Riverside Bar restaurant, The Barns Hotel

The Barns Hotel Location

Map & Directions

Address

Cardington Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK44 3SA

Over 100 complimentary car parking spaces


How to get here

Just 10 miles from the M1 and 8 miles from the A1


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Location & Local Attractions

There are plenty of things to see and do both in and around Bedford, from museums and ancient relics, to beautiful outdoor spaces and brilliant late night entertainment.

Woburn Safari Park
Just a windscreen's width away from rhinos, giraffes, lions, tigers, elephants, monkeys and lots more plus the action-packed Wild World Leisure Area. There are 8 daily animal demonstrations and shows during the season and Rainbow landing, where parrots fly down to feed from visitors' hands, plus more animal encounters and Sea lion Cove, and Land of the Lemurs

Boat trips on the river
The John Bunyan Boat offers trips along the river during the good weather and from the Barns hotel as well.  

The boat offers a variety of cruises, including trips to The Anchor at Great Barford, tasty cream teas, and scheduled cruises during which you can take time to see the river, the banks and the countryside from a unique perspective.

Bedford Castle Mound & Embankment Gardens
The Embankment, Bedford

The remains of the Saxon Castle Mound were given a facelift in May 2004 and offers visitors stunning views over the River Great Ouse and the Embankment. The traditional formal Victorian gardens provide a colourful array of flowers and foliage along one of England's finest river settings.

River Great Ouse
There is little doubt that Bedford's river is the jewel in her crown. The River Great Ouse winds its way through the town giving Bedford what has been described as one of the finest riverside settings in England and is the setting of the Bedford River Festival which takes place every two years

Priory Marina Country Park
300 acres of beautiful country park just one mile from Bedford Town Centre. This pleasant country park features a 200-berth marina with its own gift shop situated next to a pub, restaurant and hotel. The Priory Marina offers riverside walks, cycle tracks, boating facilities and more.

Woburn Abbey
One of the finest houses in England, Woburn Abbey has been the home of the Dukes of Bedford for more than 450 years. Set in a 3000-acre deer park, it was built in the mid-12th century and extensively altered by Henry Holland, the Prince Regent's architect, in the mid-18th century. The Abbey contains an important and extensive art collection including paintings by Canaletto, Rembrandt, Holbein, Velazquez and many others.

Milton Keynes

Have a shopaholic in your midst?  Not only is Bedford Town great for high street shopping, The Barns is only a short bus ride/car journey to the wonder that is Milton Keynes Shopping centre.  Jump on the X5 and be there within 30 minutes! 

The Barns Hotel