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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had lunch at The Barns hotel today , sitting on the terrace right beside the river, with canoeists, a barge ans a couple of boats passing by to add to the atmosphere. The service was slow but we were happy to relax and take in the atmosphere. The food was good and fresh.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent evening with a very nice meal and very helpful and attentive staff especially Hubert and Max. Recommend this hotel to anybody who wants a lovely night we sat by the river after the meal at a candle lit table enjoying the atmosphere.

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Bedford
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On Saturday 20th August we held an 80th birthday party for my mother for 58 guests. We were absolutely delighted with the Barns! We ate in the main restaurant, looking out onto the river - a beautiful setting! We chose a three course sit down menu option and the food was excellent. The service was absolutely outstanding and the hotel... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

16th July 2016: I was with 11 friends for an 80th birthday celebration lunch, for which a substantial part of the cost of the meals had been pre-paid. I was the only person who had ordered a starter, which arrived some 45 minutes after we had sat down (warm sourdough bread with balsamic vinegar and olive oil). Being somewhat peckish... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter and new son in law chose The Barns for their wedding reception and we were so glad they did! The Tithe Barn is a truly spectacular venue which looked absolutely magical when decorated. The terrace and grounds are beautifully maintained and made a stunning backdrop for the photos. The organisation of the day and quality of the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my colleague decided to pop in here for a quick work lunch and take advantage of the 50% off summer offer. We were extremely impressed. Great food, good service and value for money. We will definitely be coming back. I am looking forward to Afternoon Tea here and the BBQ and Sangria on Friday night! Definitely worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wedding reception at the wineglass restaurant, at the Barns. All I can say is that all the staff including Sam and Ben pulled out all the stops,they decorated the venue to perfection and exceeded my expectations. They were imaginative and could not do enough for us and our guest. The location overlooking the river was perfect and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in an Executive Class room in Aug ’16. The best thing about this hotel has got to be the customer service. From the receptionist at check-in and the waiters in the bar and restaurant to the maître d’ in charge of the wedding we were attending, we could not have been happier with the service... More 

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Winnersh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with 12 colleagues, the venue has very pretty surrounds and is quite tranquil. Being a hotel the restaurant isn't very cosy but the decor is interesting. The menu is top quality and this is reflected in the price. The food was exceptional and this sentiment was mirrored by my colleagues. If I was to gripe it would be... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share you recent business trip, I am thrilled that you joined us for dinner and had such a wonderful experience. Our team will be delighted by all your kind comments and I look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind regards, Stephen Mileham General Manager More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got married at this hotel 10 years ago and decided to return for a celebratory meal We did not stay overnight as we live locally. I mentioned it to the receptionist when I booked a table in the restaurant beforehand. On arriving for our meal with friends we were made to feel very special and they had provided us... More 

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

Firstly I would like to share how delighted I am that you recently The Barns Hotel to celebrate such a special occasion. Our team will be delighted by all you kind comments and I look forward to welcoming you again in the future for further celebrations. Kind regards, Stephen Mileham General Manager More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Barns Hotel

Address: Cardington Road, Bedford MK44 3SA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Price Range: $101 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Barns Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 48
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#1 Business Hotel in Bedford
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#6 Family Hotel in Bedford
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