$115 – UK: Riverside Bedfordshire Stay w/Afternoon Tea, 60% Off

Barns Hotel
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Why We Love This Deal

Set in three acres of grounds beside the River Great Ouse, the Barns Hotel is a "quaint and homely" property with "friendly staff" (The AA). With this deal, you can spend a night there for $115, saving up to 60% on regular prices.

What's Included

  • Overnight accommodation in an Executive Double Room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • Quintessential Afternoon Tea for two on arrival (worth $45)
  • Late checkout until 12pm (worth $39)
  • It's $154 for an overnight stay in an Executive Double Room, with full English breakfast, a GBP 25 dinner allocation per person to use on the à la carte menu, late checkout until 12pm and a bottle of prosecco on arrival (worth $40)
  • It's $206 for a 2-night stay in an Executive Double Room, with daily full English breakfast, Quintessential Afternoon Tea for two on arrival, and late checkout until 12pm
  • It's $245 for a 2-night stay in an Executive Double Room, with daily full English breakfast, a GBP 25 dinner allocation per person to use on the à la carte menu (first night only), late checkout until 12pm and a bottle of prosecco on arrival

"The views from the hotel were stunning. Our room was spotlessly clean."
Apr 21, 2019 - Colchester, United Kingdom
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Bletchley Park, the headquarters of the British codebreakers during World War II, is less than 30 minutes' drive away
  • The hotel's WineGlass Restaurant features an extensive selection of wines and champagnes
  • Woburn Abbey, a Grade I-listed country house, and Woburn Safari Park are both 25 minutes' drive away
  • The riverside hotel has a characterful 13th-century Tithe Barn 


The Barns Hotel is in a "tranquil" (The AA) location beside the River Great Ouse, on the outskirts of Bedford.

Local attractions include Woburn Abbey, a Grade I-listed country house surrounded by historic landscaped gardens and a deer park, and Woburn Safari Park, which has over 1000 animals and offers road and foot safaris. Both are 25 minutes' drive away.

Bletchley Park, famous for being the headquarters of the British codebreakers during World War II, and the site where Alan Turing helped decipher the Enigma code, is 30 minutes' drive away. Grade I-listed Houghton House is less than 20 minutes' drive away -- this ruined mansion has views of the surrounding hunting park and gardens. 

You can take a leisurely stroll through the gardens and admire three centuries of landscape design at Grade-I listed Wrest Park -- this country house is 25 minutes from the hotel by car.

The hotel's river-facing WineGlass Restaurant features rustic wooden beams and, as the name suggests, an extensive selection of wines and champagnes available by the glass -- some come from the owners' winery in California. There is also a charming library area within the restaurant. The Riverside Bar, open from lunchtime to late evening, offers casual dining and has a patio overlooking the River Great Ouse. The terrace has a pizza oven, and fresh pizzas are available every Tuesday and Friday throughout the summer.

In summer, you can hire the hotel's electric riverboat for cruises up the River Great Ouse. The hotel is a popular venue for wedding parties.

Bedrooms and suites are traditionally furnished, and have spacious bathrooms and free Wi-Fi.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request, free of charge, for children 1 and under.
Extra bedding not available for older children and adults.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
£10 per night for children 2 to 11.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Up to 60% off

$115 / night


When You Can Go

Until July 30

Getting There

Parking is free. Bedford railway station is less than 10 minutes' drive from the hotel. The 73 bus runs from the station to Priory Business Park, a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(416 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Barns Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.3 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The views from the hotel were stunning. Our room was spotlessly clean.
Other Comments
I had phoned the hotel a few days before arrival to ensure that we had a quiet room and to book a time for our afternoon tea. I had ensured that they were aware of dietary requirements and they said this would be noted and would be no problem. On arrival we only had to wait 15 mins for our room so we went to have a drink. We waited for a pot of tea and that didn't arrive. On enquiring its whereabouts it appeared it had been 'forgotten'. We had our afternoon tea booked for 3pm and was seated at that time. When I had asked about the call I had made re the dietary requirements it was apparent that no note of this had been recorded when I had phoned and therefore had to go through everything that would be suitable for my hubby to eat. When it arrived all the sandwiches were plain and not half and half as would have been expected! Despite this it was a nice tea. After this we had asked if we had to book for our evening meal or could we just walk in. The young waiter had gone to enquire and said we didn't have to book. At 7.30pm we arrived at the restaurant to find that we couldn't just walk in and was wrongly informed. We had to sit and wait for a table to be made up for us . We eventually ordered our main meal but on ordering the dessert which was only ice cream, it arrived extremely runny. We were given a glass of prosecco each for our troubles since arrival but that night I was very ill - mild food poisoning. Later in the morning on our way home my hubby also suffered with mild food poisoning (we had both eaten the same meals). We had been ill the whole day. The staff at the hotel are very polite and can't seem to do enough for you but there is certainly a lack of communication, The room was not that quiet - quiet meaning it was away from the barn where a wedding was taking place but when any of the adjoining rooms had showers the noise was horrendous in our room plus all the doors slamming when people left or entered their rooms.
Sharon Apr 21, 2019 Colchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Afternoon tea
Other Comments
Breakfast was a bit of a let down and not the most comfortable beds we've slept on. Had to ask for clean towels because the cleaners had put wet towels over a cold radiator.
Alan Apr 16, 2019 Coventry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
staff were extremely helpful amd friendly. Excellent value. £25 credit will roughly get 2 course meal. food was nice
TRACY Apr 15, 2019 Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We were made very welcome, The afternoon tea was most delightful
Other Comments
The Internet system is not very good, we had room 36 and could only get the Internet if we stood by the door or went near the reception area. ! Maybe Hotel need to upgrade to a stronger signal system.
Colin Apr 14, 2019 Ipswich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
location,nice room and good food
Other Comments
reception staff very helpful
william Apr 13, 2019 Salisbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location was beautiful. Staff friendly. Food good. Hotel well kept. What a bargain.
Belinda Apr 10, 2019 Saint Leonards-on-sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely setting
Other Comments
Staff very friendly
Brian Apr 07, 2019 Yateley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice and clean
Rolf Apr 05, 2019 TelfordTelford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Good size room, excellent breakfast, very friendly reception staff
Other Comments
Restaurant quite expensive. Very noisy wedding guests slamming doors and shouting after midnight ruined first night's sleep
Julie Apr 02, 2019 Hornchurch, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast excellent!!
Elizabeth Mar 31, 2019 Poole, United Kingdom

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