The Woburn Hotel is set in the heart of the pretty Georgian village of Woburn, 8 miles from Milton Keynes. This charming 18th Century hotel blends English tradition with contemporary creature comforts.

Owned by the Duke of Bedford, bedrooms feature images of the Woburn Abbey Estate and offer free Wi-Fi. Cottages are available across the courtyard from the main hotel. Serving mouth-watering cuisine, Olivier’s is the hotel’s multi-award-winning restaurant.

The village is nestled between Woburn Abbey, Safari Park and Golf Club, all part of The Bedford Estates. Guests of the hotel receive concessionary admission to both attractions and reduced green fees at Woburn Golf Club.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking (80 cars)
  • 3 Golf courses (18-hole)
  • Golf performance centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 55 Bedrooms
  • 5 Meeting rooms
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Lift(s)
  • Ground floor rooms
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  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-out
  • Room service
  • Concierge
  • Safe deposit
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Accessible public areas
  • Airport transfers
  • Car hire

2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019 Winner
Customer Service of he Year Winner – Bedfordshire SME Business Awards
Restaurant of the Year Winner – Bedfordshire SME Business Awards

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Bedrooms & Suites

Standard Double

Country style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV/radio, laptop safe, writing desk, comfy chair, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes, hairdryer, and key card access. Double bed.

Executive Double

Country style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV/radio, laptop safe, writing desk, seating area, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes, hairdryer, and key card access. Double bed.

Executive Twin

Country style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV/radio, laptop safe, writing desk, seating area, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes, hairdryer, and key card access. Two single beds.

Executive King

Country style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV/radio, laptop safe, writing desk, seating area, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes, hairdryer, and key card access. King-sized bed.

Abbey Deluxe Double

Woburn Abbey style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV/radio, laptop safe, writing desk, seating area, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes, hairdryer, and key card access. King-sized bed. Individually designed, with fabrics and furniture hand-picked by The Duchess of Bedford herself, each feature room takes its inspiration from Woburn Abbey’s fascinating history and colourful characters - Duchess Anna Maria, Henry Holland, Jeffry Wyatt, Humphry Repton, and De Havilland. The De Havilland room is named in honour of ‘The Flying Duchess’ (Mary Russell) who flew De Havilland planes. This brightly coloured room, with its fuchsia fabrics and oriental-style furnishings, reflects her love of India.

Cottage Executive Double

Game Lodge style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV/radio, laptop safe, writing desk, seating area, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes, hairdryer, and key card access. King-sized bed. The single-level cottage executives have been designed to reflect their connection to the Russell family and The Woburn Estate. Located next to the main hotel, they both sport original exterior brickwork and 300-year-old wooden beams. The cottage rooms enjoy spacious seating areas and invoke Woburn's intriguing past.

Main House Suite

Boutique style suite offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV/radio, laptop safe, writing desk, sitting room, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes, hairdryer, and key card access. King-sized bed. Situated in the main hotel, each suite offers the chance to open the door to a mini time capsule, discovering Woburn’s rich history - from the adventures of ‘The Flying Duchess’, to the family’s horseracing legacy, and how decorative fabrics and furniture from China were favourites on The Grand Tour.

Cottage Suite

Game Lodge style suite offering free Wi-Fi, satellite TV/radio, laptop safe, writing desk, sitting room, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, bathrobes, hairdryer, and key card access. King-sized bed. The cottage suites have been designed to reflect their connection to the Russell family and The Woburn Estate. Located next to the main hotel, they both sport original exterior brickwork and 300-year-old wooden beams. Split-level, the cottages enjoy separate seating areas and quirky features - from luxurious aubergine and fawn-coloured fabrics, to an in-room freestanding bath and a large kiln.

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Food & Drink

Olivier's Restaurant at The Woburn Hotel

Olivier's Restaurant

Awarded two Rosettes by The AA and 'Best Restaurant in Bedfordshire' by The Foodie Guide – voted for by their customers – executive chef Olivier Bertho treats guests to beautifully presented modern British and Continental cuisine. Elegant surrounds, shades of brown and beige, create a warm, relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy the à la carte menu complemented by an extensive list of wines from around the world, with something to suit every palate. Dishes are prepared from fresh, seasonal and, where possible, local ingredients, and served with flair and imagination.

Please reserve a table for dinner in advance.

Tavistock Bar at The Woburn Hotel

Tavistock Bar

Taking its name from a title held by the Dukes of Bedford, the Tavistock Bar is located in the original part of this former coaching inn and tavern. Guests can enjoy a light lunch from the bar menu, featuring the chef’s ‘dish of the day,’ plus a selection of cask-conditioned ales and a superb choice of fine wines. A roaring log fire, exposed blackened beams and a quirky collection of cartoons ensure a convivial atmosphere awash with character and charm.

Afternoon Tea at The Woburn Hotel

Afternoon Tea

Home of a quintessentially English tradition, afternoon tea is said to have originated at Woburn Abbey around 1840, when Duchess Anna Maria, wife of the 7th Duke of Bedford, was entertaining her friends in the blue drawing room. Finding the time between luncheon and dinner too long, the Duchess introduced a light tea, served mid-afternoon.

Continuing the Woburn tradition of afternoon tea, come mid-afternoon, the Tavistock bar and lounge serves its own Duchess Anna Maria Afternoon Tea including freshly baked scones with clotted cream and fresh fruit preserves, delicate finger sandwiches, delicious cakes and pastries. Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in afternoon tea whilst staying in this glorious setting. Both traditional afternoon tea and champagne afternoon tea are available to order and can be enjoyed in the Drawing Room. Afternoon tea can be booked in advance, at a special price, when booking your room via classicbritishhotels.com.

Private dining at The Woburn Hotel

Private Dining

The unique surroundings of the Woburn Hotel present a wonderful setting for private dinners and celebrations. The hotel caters for reunions, anniversaries, family gatherings, birthday parties, charity and club events, and business dinners. Choose from a range of private rooms, each with its own individual character.

The magnificent Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey offers an impressive, classical setting for champagne receptions and evening banquets. Formerly an orangery, it has its own private garden and views across Camellia Lake. Alternatively, Woburn Safari Lodge, located in the Safari Park, offers unique dining, with lake views and the opportunity to observe the park's wildlife at dusk. Call Classic British Hotels on 0844 967 0984 for advice and let us help you organise a memorable private dinner.

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Golf Courses

The Duke's Course

One of the finest inland settings in Europe, the Duke’s course has fairways lined with mature pine, silver birch and chestnut trees. Its famous third hole, framed by banks of glorious rhododendron bushes, was voted into the 'World’s Top 500 Holes' by Golf Magazine.

  • 18 holes
  • Parkland
  • 6,983 yards
  • Par 72

The Duchess' Course

The Duchess' Course is a fine example of a course built for the thinking golfer. The natural characteristics of each hole provide a testing challenge and demand a number of different strategies. Slightly shorter in length than the Duke's, at 6,651 yards, the Duchess course is cut from more formal pine forest. Its rolling fairways and subtle contours are deceptively landscaped to test the golfer's full repertoire of shots.

  • 18 holes
  • Parkland
  • 6,651 yards
  • Par 72

The Marquess' Course

Set in 200 acres of mixed woodland, the Marquess' course overlaps the county boundary dividing Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire and presents a variety of aspects, with its rolling and undulating terrain. The beautiful woodland is predominantly pine, spruce, sweet chestnut and oak, with a number of rare specimens such as Corsican pine, yew, rowan and beech.

  • 18 holes
  • Parkland
  • 7,214 yards
  • Par 72

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Location

1 George Street, Woburn, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire MK17 9PX, Great Britain

M1/J12

  • Flitwick Train Station (8 miles)
  • Milton Keynes Train Station (9 miles)

  • Luton Airport (21 miles)
  • London Heathrow Airport (51 miles)

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    Meetings & Events

    Canaletto

    60

    Theatre

    24

    Cabaret

    80

    Banquet

    90

    Reception

    35

    Boardroom

    30

    Classroom

    35

    U-Shape

    • Ground floor
    • Natural daylight
    • Air-conditioned
    • Wheelchair access

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