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Houghton Conquest, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 14, 2015

To be honest we were a little worried because of the Beds article but I have to say Valentines night was excellent. Service was excellent, staff super friendly, food beautiful and great value. Lovely little touch at end with a rose and chocolates. We will definitely go again.

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

Thanks very much, our team thank you for your kind comments. It was a very special night and had to be the best. Thanks again. Graham & Terry

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 11, 2015

My fiancé booked a table here as a surprise Saturday 7th February. I arrived to a glass of champagne and a bouquet of red roses, which ok, my fiancé obviously requested, but the staff organised this and made sure everything was perfect for our arrival!! We were served by numerous staff throughout the night and each one was lovely, very...

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

Thanks so much for taking time and writing your review we all appreciate your comments. So pleased you enjoyed your night with us and again thank you. Graham, Terry & all at the Knife & Cleaver

Reviewed February 9, 2015

Lovely, delicious food. My steak was beautifully cooked and the chips were the best I had ever had. We even all got a glass of bubbly to help celebrate our work being open for 7 years. I will definitely be going back :)

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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 and so pleased your experience with us was positive. Thanks again Graham, Terry & all at The Knife & Cleaver

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 5, 2015

After traveling over 120 miles to get to this hotel we arrived at 21:45 we were told that they had sold our room! Apparently they had been out for the night and the staff that where left on duty had no access to a computer. One of the "Partner" was extremly rude and when we left, his parting words where...

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

Especially if you are coming!! what a rude (lady) how embarrassing.

Henlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 5, 2015

After reading the recent negative review . . . I just had to write and say that over the last year we have visited the Knife & Cleaver several times either for Sunday lunch, weekday lunch and evening menu and my parents have stayed overnight in their beautifully presented rooms. From the moment you walk in you are always made...

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

Thanks very much for your kind comments, and thank you for taking time in writing them. I have passed on your review to all concerned. Graham & Terry

South Wingfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 30, 2015

Stayed here for just one night on January 20th, on our way to Center Parcs for a Spa Day. Chose room 2, which was extremely well-appointed, with everything we needed, and a very comfortable bed! We had decided to dine in, and we weren't sorry we did. My first course - loin of hare; beautifully cooked and presented, and melt...

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

Thanks for your great review, all our Team send their best wishes. Thanks again Graham, Terry & all the Team at The Knife & Cleaver

Colchester
Reviewed January 26, 2015

We have just returned from a 2 night stay and it was brilliant. Burns Night was celebrated on Friday night with a delicious 5 course meal which included Haggis Wellington and a 'wee dram' The piper was excellent as was Graham who bought in the Haggis and read the ode - well done I'm sure it wasn't easy. After a...

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

What a great night we all had, I will keep on practicing for next year, unless I find a willing volunteer. Thanks for taking time and writing your review you are very kind. Graham & Terry and all the Team at The Knife & Cleaver

Reviewed January 24, 2015

Visited after a lovely walk in the winter sunshine round Marston Vale Forest Park (definitely worth a visit). We used to be regulars here many years ago when the original owners were in charge - then it went down hill for a bit so we left it - wish we hadn't left it so long! The current owners have been...

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

Thank you very much for taking time and giving us your thoughts. You are very kind to find the time. Thanks again Graham, Terry & all The Team at The Knife & Cleaver

Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 20, 2015

We recently visited the Knife & Cleaver on the occasion of my wife's birthday. As ever the food was great, (some interesting game based dishes) and the service attentive. But the highlight was the bouquet of flowers they had arranged to be on the table when we arrived - a great touch.

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You are very kind to take time and give your thoughts, we appreciate this very much Graham, Terry and all at The Knife & Cleaver

Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

First visit today! Didn't stay in hotel but definitely plan to! Amazing food and excellent service! Will definitely be back! Highly recommend! Really good value and a lovely atmosphere. Can't believe it's taken me so long to find it.

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

Thank you very much, we are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us. We thank you for our kind comments. Graham, Terry & all at The Knife & Cleaver

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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The Knife & Cleaver
The Knife & Cleaver
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Soups, European
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The recently refurbished Knife & Cleaver is situated in the pretty village of Houghton Conquest just 5 miles from the centre of Bedford and less than an 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, hair-dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, 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 

Additional Information about The Knife & Cleaver

Address: The Grove, Houghton Conquest, Bedford MK45 3LA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford > Houghton Conquest
Price Range: $97 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Knife & Cleaver 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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