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The Knife & Cleaver

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Grove, Houghton Conquest, Bedford MK45 3LA, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Sara H Biggleswade, England, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Biggleswade, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here on Friday evening with friends and can honestly say we all had the best food we have eaten in a very long time! Amuse Bouche was very unexpected and totally amazing - fabulous start to an incredible meal! The whipped honey and thyme goats goats cheese starter was genius and the Dingley Dell Pork Belly succulent with... More

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Knife and Cleaver is a beautiful place and I cannot sing its praises high enough, the chalet was scrupulously clean, comfortable and spacious, the food gorgeous, the garden stunning and the staff and hosts were extremely friendly and very helpful, making my stay one of the best I have ever had. My only regret was that I was on... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here for the night of my birthday en route to the F1 at Silverstone. We had one of the larger rooms and it was really comfortable. The decor and furnishings were good quality and lovely linens, towels and toiletries. The beer garden and the outdoor seating area at the front of the pub with a view of the... More

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Graham R, Owner at The Knife & Cleaver, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments, see you again soon we hope graham and the team at the knife and cleaver More

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long trip from the Isle of Man we were greeted by Graham and Terry, who were both very friendly and helpful. Our room was spotless and the decor was modern yet cosy. After a soak in the huge tub it was time to eat. We had booked in for a 2 course meal which was so good we... More

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Graham R, Owner at The Knife & Cleaver, responded to this review

How wonderfull to hear from you, thanks so much, your very kind comments have been passed on to our team. thanks for you time and writing such a great review. Graham More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food, flawless service, fantastic menu lovely surroundings. Super value for money. Highly recommend this warm, friendly, top class service of fresh and full of flavour food!! Shall certainly be returning soon.

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Graham R, Owner at The Knife & Cleaver, responded to this review

Thanks very much, the Team here work very hard and they all appreciate your comments. Thanks again Graham Terry & all at The Knife & Cleaver More

Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little find in a lovely location. Good: Rooms clean and modern. Staff fantastic, efficient and friendly. Beer garden ideal. Room rate fair. Average: They could improve breakfast by using better produce. Bad. Food and beer expensive. The church bell ringing in the night. This is an honest review, and I really like the place and would definitely return. I... More

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Graham R, Owner at The Knife & Cleaver, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments, FYI we are cheaper than the local mainstream, nationally advertised on TV B&B and our pricing policy is in line with local competition. Our produce comes from a highly respected local award winning supplier, great constancy and of course they have a very good sustainable record, they are multi award winning & have... More

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed there for 2 nights in June 2014 to celebrate a family birthday. We had a bar snack the first night & a 3 course dinner for 11 people on the Saturday in the private dining room. The food both nights was excellent - no complaints whatsoever. The chef is relatively new there but is definitely on the right... More

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Graham R, Owner at The Knife & Cleaver, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words and we all thank you for staying with us. Hope to see you again Graham, Terry & All at The Knife & Cleaver More

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fantastic setting for the right reasons, nice garden area, traditional pub setting. superb food and service, very attentive staff nothing to much trouble and even cooking tips divulged by the chef, cant praise this establishment enough. thanks

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Graham R, Owner at The Knife & Cleaver, responded to this review

Thanks from us all, Great places need Great people & Great Guests thanks so much for taking time and writing your review for all to see. Thanks so much from us all Graham, Terry & all at The Knife & Cleaver More

Mt Martha, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights and would definitely return. The staff were great and very accommodating to all my needs! I was especially impressed with the kitchen......I have a fructose malabsorption and I had plenty of option for all my breakfasts and dinners. They made my meals from scratch and knew what I was talking about so I felt... More

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Graham R, Owner at The Knife & Cleaver, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time and writing your review, great to hear from you. Thanks for your kind comments and come back soon. All at The Knife & Cleaver More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant went last night with two other friends amazing food service can't go wrong food al la carte great wines and lovely atmosphere They gave a pet parrot which keeps you entertained Puddings are to die for panacotta was amazing

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Graham R, Manager at The Knife & Cleaver, responded to this review

The puddings are wicked!!! Rob, our Dessert Chef specialises in expanding our guests waistlines!! Have a jog about, a quick run and we hope to see you again soon Thanks, All at The Knife & Cleaver More

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Address: The Grove, Houghton Conquest, Bedford MK45 3LA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford > Houghton Conquest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Knife & Cleaver 4*
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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The newly re built Knife & Cleaver is situated in the pretty village of Houghton Conquest just 5 miles from the centre of Bedford and only 1 hour by rail from London.Overlooking the magnificent grade 1 listed All Saints church and beautiful countryside. The Knife & Cleaver is a ramblers paradise, with a great selection of walks ranging from two & a half miles, three miles, four and four and a half miles. We offer 9 beautiful double or twin rooms, each en-suite & offering T.V. Tea & Coffee making facilities, hairdryer, room service open 7 days a week from 7 am until midnight.The mainline Rail station to Brighton thru London for Flitwick runs 7 days a week and there are trains almost every 20 minutes.We have disabled access & Cots available. Our four fine chefs are very proud to offer you a varied menu only using all fresh locally sourced ingredients. Special dietary requirements are offered. We are here to serve you and look forward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 
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