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The Barns Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cardington Road, Bedford MK44 3SA, England
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Ranked #5 of 15 hotels in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Basingstoke, Hants.
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at "The Barns" a few years ago for a local Christening, and our experience was somewhat disappointing. It's in a lovely location by the River, and the buildings and gardens look lovely from the outside, but it is quite dark and dingy inside. Our room, for the price, was only okay - it was clean, small, very hot,... More

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BarnsHotel, Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Broggini, Although I have great sympathy with your complaint about your poor experience of our hotel a few years ago whilst attending a local christening, I am very sorry but I cannot comment about a situation which happened so long ago. There have been many staff changes over that time. I do hope your complaint was dealt with... More

18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Overall the hotel is just average, however not average price to stay, the food is very average, the internet is very poor quality and the rooms are at best premier inn standard, The food was very average although the staff are willing and very friendly. In fairness to the review if the room rate was a third cheaper it would... More

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Bury, Lancashire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice hotel and such a change from the stereotype large hotel groups. Personal service was no problem. We had organised a buffet for a medium sized group attending an event at the nearby Shuttleworth Collection. The food was excellent with roast beef the best many had tasted. The situation just by the River Great Ouse was great and... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed several times in nearby chain hotels in Bedford, this was a delightful step up. The location is terrific, just off the A421, with attractive gardens overlooking the river. The bedroom was comfortable with a large bathroom; just a pity the wifi signal was almost non-existent. Staff were friendly and attentive, and the dinner menu very good indeed. I... More

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter held her wedding here on 21st June 2014, I can't praise the day enough, some of us spent two nights here too. The food is undoubtly the best I've tasted, how they managed to cook fillet stake for 85 guests as perfectly as they did and serve as hot as they did I will never know. There was... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a fantastic ribeye and my partner a goats cheese roulade that was out of this world. Finished off with a fennel cheesecake which really showed the class they have in their kitchen - lovely reataurant next to the river, beautiful on a sunny or rainy day. Have been here a few times for special occasions and never disappointed.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
9 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with friends for a Sunday roast. The barns had a great offer on three course for 2 people for £19.95. Even though the price was low the food was delicious. The manager was able to get us a table outside which we appreciated as it was such a nice day. All the staff were really nice and attended to... More

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BarnsHotel, Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LadyDogChampion85, Thank you for leaving such positive feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday Lunch with us. I have passed on your kind words to the food and beverage team. We hope to see you again soon. Kindest Regards, More

Bedford UK
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just been for a super Sunday lunch at The Barns. They have a deal at this time, two dine for £19.99, and that's a 3 course meal. Sat in the restaurant by the river, really friendly staff and service, the 5 meals from the 'deal' menu were all great. We arrived at 1.30, and finally bade our farewells at 4.30.... More

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BarnsHotel, Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Richard B, Thank you for your fantastic review on our Sunday Lunch promotion! I am so pleased to hear you and your guests enjoyed your Sunday afternoon with us. This promotion will be starting again in September, we hope to see you again soon! Kindest Regards, More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a great experience. The wedding team led by Sam was very attentive, great attention to detail, & treated my wedding like it was the only one they would ever do :-). Very happy for me to visit often, and always attentive to my frantic bridezilla worries! I was left in no doubt they would do everything to make my... More

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BarnsHotel, Manager at The Barns Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Yana, What a lovely review! I am so pleased you and Andrew had a brillaint day. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I have passed on your feedback to all of the team especially Sam, Mags & Nikki and we all look forward to seeing you both again in the future. Kindest Regards, More

3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Really disappointing you are paying for the location. Premier inn rooms could give this room a run for its money ...... And win ! Very polite staff but food needs some punch very boring and basic. I don't usually feel moved to write a review but this made me feel annoyed so did..... ohhhh and you only get your free... More

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Address: Cardington Road, Bedford MK44 3SA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Barns Hotel 4*
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#1 Business Hotel in Bedford #3 Romantic Hotel in Bedford #4 Family Hotel in Bedford
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The Barns Hotel is situated in a beautiful riverside location, within three and a half acres of landscaped gardens, yet it is just 10 miles from the M1 and 8 miles from A1. The tranquil setting offers Bedford accommodation with views of the great River Great Ouse and the local country park and wonderful grounds in which to stroll and relax. Come and join us for a beautiful and relaxing stay! ... more   less 
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