The Kingfisher, formerly Barns Hotel, was reopened in August 2022 and boasts a riverside pub with rooms, along with a 13th century Tithe Barn. Offering delicious, relaxed dining in a historique and picturesque setting, this is the perfect place in Bedfordshire to meet, drink, dine and relax.
Chef Aaron's passion lies in finding quality fresh, seasonal ingredients and creating unique dishes, along with a twist on the old classics. Coupled with a quality wine list and ever-changing cocktails you will be spoilt for choice.
In the summer months relax outside on the Riverside Terrace and watch the boats go by, or in the chillier months cosy up with afternoon tea inside the 16th century building next to the traditional log fire.
If you are looking for a venue for your party, meeting, or event, then look no further. The Kingfisher and Tithe Barn teams are experts at delivering your perfect event.
If you are staying in Bedford then there are a range of rooms for you to choose from. Modern, light and bright, doubles and kings for the overnight traveller or sumptuous suites for those who want to indulge and spend a little more time in the bedroom!
The Holt, Dragonfly and The Kingfisher Suite are all located in the oldest part of the house, so expect wonky floors, oodles of character and a few creaks in the night!
The Kingfisher is located a short walk from Bedford town centre on the edge the River Great Ouse, 30 minutes from Milton Keynes and an hour and a half from London. Catch a train and you will be there in 40 minutes! If it is plane you need, they are just 40 minutes to Luton airport. Life is better on the river!
What makes a stay at The Kingfisher unique?
Being located in a 16th century buildling, everything at The Kingfisher is unique! There is a choice of modern double and king rooms or more quirky suites, all with well appointed bathrooms, high quality towels and linen. The beautiful riverside setting allows you to relax and be at one with nature, whilst enjoying the best food and drink in Bedford. The hotel is renowned for service with a smile, fantastic food and great wines.