Events at The Barns Hotel

Events at The Barns Hotel




River Boat

Set sail down the River Great Ouse in our very own boat. You can hire our self-sail electric riverboat for a spot of leisurely cruising. The boat can carry two to four people and is available to hire for up to two hours. You’ll be given everything you need to take in the sights of the river, including a map, equipment and full operating instructions.

Monday to Friday £35 per hour | Saturday to Sunday £40 per hour

Must be 18 or over to hire the boat.


Pizza Nights

Tuesday & Friday Pizza Night (June – September)

What better way to enjoy the summer than with a delicious artisan pizza, freshly cooked in our outdoor pizza oven?



Afternoon Tea

Served from 12pm (Monday – Saturday) or after 3pm on a Sunday

Book your Quintessential Afternoon Tea at The Barns for a traditional British treat, or if you are after a really luxurious treat, try a Savoury Meets Sweet package and enjoy a glass of Prosecco, a selection of sandwiches, savoury snacks and sweet treats.

Why not go bottomless? Bottomless prosecco served for the first 90 minutes only. One drink per person at any one time, for over 18s only. Please drink responsibly.

Sunday Lunch

Are you ready for the best Sunday banquet in Bedford? Enjoy unlimited starters from our incredible buffet before moving to the main course. If you’ve got room for something sweet, our unlimited station awaits…

Two courses £19 | Three courses £24.50 | Under 12 years £12.25 | Under 2 years – Free

Hotel Vouchers

Looking for a gift for someone who has everything? Why not treat your family and friends to a Barns Hotel gift voucher?

Available from £5.00 to £200.00




Folk on the Boat

Thursday 26th September

Take a two-hour round trip on the Ouse while enjoying the gentle melodies of traditional folk music, brought to you live by talented performers. It’s the perfect way to relax and unwind after a busy week.

Priced at £17.50

Cruise with Afternoon Tea

Wednesday 25th September, Wednesday 3rd October

Enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the River Ouse, taking in the picturesque surroundings of the Bedfordshire countryside before heading back to the Barns Hotel for a delicious afternoon tea.

Priced at £26.00 per person

Jazz Cruise

Thursday 19th September, Thursday 17th October

Bar open from 6pm | Boarding at 7.30pm

Arrive at our country hotel and enjoy drinks in the bar before boarding the iconic John Bunyan for a sophisticated evening of jazz music. Sway gently to the rhythm of the sax while gliding across the stunning River Ouse... Why not enjoy a pre-cruise two-course dinner before departing for only £19.95 per person?

Priced at £20.00 per person 

Motown Cruise

Thursday 10th October

Bar open from 6pm | Boarding at 7.30pm

From The Jackson 5 and The Supremes to Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, the River Ouse certainly won’t be wide enough to keep you from singing along to all your favourite Motown hits! Enjoy a fun filled, light hearted cruise with the music you love!

Priced at £15.00 per person


Book directly with B&MK Waterways - www.johnbunyanboat.org or call 01946 690301