A two night business trip. Whilst the hotel is a few miles from the bustling metropolis that is Bedford it was clean, comfortable, friendly and had a nice atmosphere to it. It's set off the A6 but is very quiet (and my room faced the road). It also has a nice Italian restaurant and the breakfasts served each morning were good.
Lovely Landlady, friendly and knowledgeable.
Short drive to Bedford city centre.
Breakfast choice was wonderful. it included scrambled eggs- beautiful, homemade marmalade and a little light conversation.
Comfortable bed resulted in a good night's sleep.
Only one negative for me was no en suite, but in the end it made little difference.
"Requested a dog friendly room and was given a bril"
It was brilliant to stay at this hotel with my two dogs; the staff were extremely helpful; the room was really lovely with plenty of room. It was on the ground floor which was brilliant. I could take them out into the grounds and give them their food outside. It is a little walk along the main road down to Priory Park which wasn't ideal. Pity there is no bridge from the hotel over into the park. First thing inn the morning, I walked a short distance right out of the hotel then down some steps to a woodland walk into a grassy area by the Anchor Inn. Breakfast in the hotel was excellent. I would definitely be very happy to come back to this hotel.
Traveller from Salisbury, Wiltshire
The 4 star Barns Hotel is situated in 3 ½ acres of attractive gardens with picturesque views over the River Great Ouse …More
Bedford makes the most of its location astride the River Great Ouse. The green Embankment is a focal point, with the Mill Meadows bandstand and the boating lake taking centre stage. Visitors can soak up the views from a kayak during the warmer months or dine at one of the riverside restaurants. Castle Mound, the remnants of Bedford's medieval castle, is located near the town's modern high street.