Barns Hotel

Bedford, Bedfordshire


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Executive room

Executive room


A historic Bedford hotel overlooking the River Great Ouse

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Accommodation in an Executive room, including full English breakfast.

This offer also includes afternoon tea for two.

This offer is available for stays between January and March 2018 and is based on two adults only.

Pets are not allowed in this hotel.

Check-in is at 2pm and late check-out at 12pm.

Travel is not included.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 65% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the hotel's website rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 19/01/2018, two people may book a one-night stay or more in a Executive room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £89 per room, per night compared to the hotel's website rate of £254 per room. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 65%.

The discounts, rates and availability stated above were checked on 18/12/2017

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

A country hotel in a 16th-century building overlooking the picturesque River Great Ouse, with full English breakfast and dinner or afternoon tea

Just a half hour's train ride from central London, the beautiful little town of Bedford in the heart of idyllic Home County countryside is a perfect spot for a weekend away. Situated in a tranquil setting just a stone's throw away from the town centre, Barns Hotel is housed in an attractive 16th-century building with lovely views out over the River Great Ouse and delicious, traditional English cuisine.

Make your way through delicious, traditional English dishes, sit down to an afternoon tea looking out across the river, or try a beverage from the extensive wine and champagne list in the Riverside Tavern. Make the most of having access to the Oasis Beach Pool & Fitness Club too, before heading to your cosy room for a peaceful night's sleep. Barns Hotel scooped up a coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.


Executive rooms are decked out in a simple and straightforward yet homey design, with classic light wood furniture and wine-red fabrics.


- Power shower
- Flatscreen TV
- Trouser press
- Hairdryer
- Tea and coffee facilities


The hotel's wooden-clad WineGlass Restaurant looks out over the River Great Ouse. Take your time over the carefully considered wine list at the hotel's, all before deciding on something from the plentiful range of classics for lunch and dinner every day. Settle into a sofa at the smart Riverside Pub on the ground floor of the original 16th-century building, or nab a spot on the heated riverside patio in warmer months. Boats can moor alongside here too, keeping it fairly lively.


In Bedford itself, gaze up at St Paul's impressive church spire, visit the medieval Bedford Castle Mound and stretch your pins in the Victorian-built Bedford Park and the riverside Priory Country Park, both Green Flag-awarded.

A 20-minute drive away, the magnificent Woburn Abbey sits gracefully inside a 3000-acre deer park, with 10 types of deer grazing freely. Just before you reach there, you'll find all sorts of exotic animals thriving at Woburn Safari Park. A little further on, you can drink in refreshing air and invigorating views at Dunstable Downs, the the highest point in the East of England. For a fix of all-important retail therapy, make a beeline into the buzzing metropolis of Milton Keynes, around a 25-minute drive from the hotel.

Cardington Road, Bedford MK44 3SA

Travel is NOT included in this offer.

How do I get there?

The hotel is just under a 10-minute taxi ride from Bedford train station, and trains arrive from London St Pancras, Nottingham, Brighton and elsewhere.

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We like

  • Admiring the historic building in a beautiful location on the river bank
  • Dining at WineGlass Restaurant which offers delicious hearty meals and – as its name suggests – a fantastic selection of wines
  • The lovely Riverside Tavern, recently renovated in a traditional style with a patio running down to the river

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