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 Ouse and the local country park and wonderful grounds in which to stroll and relax.
Samuel Whitbread, founder of the brewing business, was born in the main house in 1720 and it remained within the Whitbread family until 1890s, becoming a hotel in 1987.
The Barns Hotel, offers you comfortable hotel accommodation in Bedford with 48 well-appointed bedrooms.
Each hotel bedroom is traditionally and comfortably furnished with dark wood furniture, power showers in the spacious bathrooms, TV, trouser press, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.
As well as comfortable Bedford accommodation, you can also dine in the delightful WineGlass Restaurant, with views across the river, which is open for lunch and dinner and offers a daily specials menu. The hotel can also offer private dining in each of the three function rooms or semi-private dining within the library section of the WineGlass Restaurant, seating up to 30 guests.
The WineGlass Restaurant at the Barns Hotel offers simple, unstuffy service with delicious comforting food prepared with signature Michelin precision and intensity of flavour. As the name suggests, wine features prominently in the restaurant; a list handpicked by the Vineyard's Director of Wine offers over 40 wines and champagnes by the glass not to be found in the local area.
The contemporary Riverside Bar is the ideal place to unwind. Open from lunchtime to late evening, it offers a wide selection of wines, beers and other beverages, as well as bar snacks ranging from delicious salads to traditional English favourites. Seating is available both inside and outside by the riverside.
Enjoy Afternoon Tea by the river at The Barns Hotel. A great way to spend the afternoon is to try out our Afternoon Tea Menu with homemade scones, an assortment of afternoon tea cakes and pastries and wide range of speciality teas or coffee.
From the moment you arrive at the hotel, set in three and a half acres of landscaped gardens, you will appreciate how both the stunning riverside location and the hotel's characterful 13th century Tithe Barn are magical backdrops for those all-important photographs, capturing treasured memories for years to come.