$93 – Riverside Bedfordshire stay with afternoon tea

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 $93, saving up to 58% 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 $44)
  • Late checkout until 12pm
  • 50% off an hour's hire of the hotel's electric riverboat (must be pre-booked with hotel directly; subject to availability)
  • It's £119 for an overnight stay in an Executive Double Room, with full English breakfast, a £25 dinner allocation per person to use on the all-day dining menu, late checkout until 12pm, a bottle of prosecco on arrival (worth £31) and 50% off boat hire

"Really enjoyed this trip, lovely place. Menu little highbrow and bit on expensive side."
Jul 9, 2019 - Telford, 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 with views of 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  Great Ouse. The hotel is a popular venue for wedding parties.

Bedrooms and suites are traditionally furnished, and have spacious bathrooms, safe 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

Room amenities

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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • 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 58% off

$93 / night


When You Can Go

Until 30 Sep

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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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.

Enjoyed This
(436 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Barns Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Really enjoyed this trip, lovely place. Menu little highbrow and bit on expensive side.
Other Comments
Carpets in general could use some attention but generally very nice.
Norman Jul 09, 2019 Telford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice quiet setting on the river, relaxed comfortable bar restaurant. Staff helpful, if a little lacking in experience, but dealt with orders and drinks ok
Other Comments
The bar / restaurant manger on the 30th / 1st seemed switched and helpfull
james Jul 02, 2019 widnes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely weekend at the Barns, made better by the weather. Ideal location to enjoy the river and Nature park.
Other Comments
Great looking hotel, friendly helpful staff, just one hiccup they didn't run a busy breakfast very well
Kevin Jul 01, 2019 Mountsorrel, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Would have given the service question a 5 but for the organisation at breakfast. We heard 5 complaints about the hot buffet.
Deborah Jun 30, 2019 Leicester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great Location Great Room Afternoon Tea was really nice well presented and plenty of everything.The staff were very friendly and helpful even though they were very busy with a wedding we did not have to wait for anything.
Other Comments
Only one downside no real ale at the bar but that is just personal taste.
Graham Jun 26, 2019 Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, from check in and through our stay. Particularly nice evening food.
Duncan Jun 26, 2019 Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
As always when booking through discount company, we were given a room at the back over looking a skip.
Other Comments
There was no access to the river from the hotel and no grounds to walk round. Very small areas on the ground floor to relax in. Bar had two tables and four chairs, very squashed in. No lounge as such. Although we didn't go to the new bar/ pub or patio area as there was a wedding taking place.
Kim Jun 22, 2019 Yateley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The excellent staff, they are so friendly, helpful and attentive. Especially duty manager Kay and Bella on reception.
Other Comments
The quality, cleanliness and staff of this hotel are excellent, evening meals very good and breakfast excellent with such a good choice. Love this hotel, it is one of our favorites.
Raymond Jun 19, 2019 Hertford , United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole location and friendly, efficient atmosphere at the hotel
Other Comments
More offers at the hotel, please!
Peter Jun 18, 2019 Norwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The setting, in particularly the terrace by the river.
Sally Jun 09, 2019 Rotherham, United Kingdom

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