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Barns Hotel in Bedford has the best location in the area, with stunning views of the River Great Ouse that runs beside it. The Barns Hotel enjoys a tranquil, riverside setting amidst landscaped gardens, 2 miles from Bedford town centre. There is ample free parking and free Wi-Fi for guests throughout the hotel. This quality Bedford hotel is located just off the main (A421) dual carriageway, 10 miles from the M1 and 8 miles from the A1.
Samuel Whitbread, founder of the brewing business was born in the main house in 1720. In the 1890's Trinity College Cambridge bought it with whom it remained until 1987 when it was converted to a hotel. The superior bedrooms with flat screen TV's are comfortably furnished with free WiFi, spacious bathrooms and enjoy views of the river, gardens and the local country park, where one can stroll and relax. The Barns Hotel offers quality accommodation in Bedford.
The delightful Wineglass Restaurant and bar with views across the river, offers a relaxed and informal dining experience. The menu at the Wineglass Restaurant at the Barns Hotel in Bedford is overseen by Daniel Galmiche, a Michelin starred chef, who worked in conjunction with the head chef at the hotel to create inspired, delicious unstuffy food, served in a relaxed atmosphere. In the Summer there is alfresco dining on the outside patio by the river. Wine features heavily and there are 40 wines available by the glass, which have been handpicked.
The contemporary riverside bar is the ideal place to unwind. Open from mid-morning to late evening, it offers a wide selection of refreshments as well as bar snacks. Seating is available both inside and outside by the picturesque riverside. A lovely setting to enjoy Afternoon Tea.
For the more energetic, guests at the Barns Hotel also have free access to the Oasis Beach Pool and Images fitness facility @ Oasis Leisure Centre, only a few minutes away.
There are three flexible conference rooms at the Barns Hotel, all with natural daylight that can accommodate up to 35 people. There is also the stunning old Tithe Barn, dating back to the 13th Century, with a traditional timber frame and a maximum capacity of 120, which makes a fantastic venue for events and celebrations.
The hotel is close to a wide range of attractions, such as Woburn Abbey and Safari Park and the RSPB Nature Reserve. Within a 25 mile radius are the towns of St Neots, Milton Keynes, Luton, Wellingborough, Northampton and Stevenage. Bedford Railway station, 2 miles from the hotel, takes from 15 minutes to London Luton Airport, which is 29 miles away, and from 40 minutes to London St Pancras International Station.
The Barns Hotel offers comfortable hotel accommodation with 49 well-appointed bedrooms. All bedrooms feature tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers, free wireless internet access (WiFi), international direct dial telephone, iron and ironing board, radio, in-room safe, telephone and television.
Bedfordshire MK44 3SA
Tel: +44 (0)1483 776344Fax: +44 (0)1483 730202
From Luton Airport - Leave the airport and follow signs for the M1 motorway, signposted 'Way Out, M1, All Routes'. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A1081 signposted 'M1, St. Albans'. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto the M1 SPUR signposted 'London, The North M1'. At the roundabout , take the second exit and join the M1 motorway heading to The North. Leave the M1 at Junction 13. At the roundabout, take the fourth exit onto the A421, signposted Bedford. Continue to follow the A421 for approximately 10 miles, over two roundabouts. At the third roundabout, branch left and take the 1st exit onto the A600, signposted Bedford. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto Eastcotts Road - B562. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto the A603. The hotel is on your right hand side.
From the M1 Motorway - Leave the M1 at Junction 13. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto the A421, signposted Bedford. Continue to follow the A421 for approximately 10 miles. At the third roundabout, branch left and take the 1st exit onto the A600, signposted Bedford. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto Eastcotts Road - B562. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto the A603. The hotel is on your right hand side.
From the Bedford Town Centre - From the High Street, keep in the left hand lanes and continue forward onto the A6. Continue forward at the traffic signals onto Saint John's Street - A6. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A5140. At the next roundabout, take the forth exit onto the A603. At the next roundabout, take the third exit onto the A603. At the next roundabout, take the first exit onto the A603. The hotel is on your right hand side.
Rail: Bedford Railway Station (2 miles)
Air: London Luton Airport (29 miles)
London Stansted Airport (43 miles)