Events at The Barns Hotel

Mothering Sunday Carvery Lunch | Sunday 22nd March

Enjoy a three-course carvery-style lunch, complete with plated starters and desserts so that mum can have a little of whatever she fancies.

£20.00 for two courses
£26.00 for three courses
Includes a gift for mum


Mothering Weekend Afternoon Tea

Treat mum to a well-deserved afternoon tea, complete with warm scones, rich clotted cream and fruity preserves.

£20.00 per person
Includes a gift for mum


Easter Sunday | Sunday 12th April

The Barns is the perfect place for a proper family get-together this Easter. Enjoy a three-course carvery lunch with unlimited starts and desserts from the buffet.

£20.00 for two courses
£26.00 for three courses


Father’s Day | Sunday 21st June

Why not treat dad to a barbeque he doesn’t have to cook himself? Enjoy a main course, followed by dessert and a complimentary pint for the man himself.

£23.00 per person


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
Picnic Package - TBC

Must be 18 or over to hire the boat.


Pizza Nights

Thursday & 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?



All Year

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

Book your Afternoon Tea at The Barns for a traditional British treat, or if you are after a really luxurious treat, try our Wind in the Willows Afternoon Tea and enjoy a selection of sandwiches, savoury snacks and sweet treats all themed with the classic tale in mind.

Afternoon Tea - £18.00 per person
Wind in the Willows Afternoon Tea - £19.95

Why not go bottomless for just £9.50 per person? 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
Two courses £19 | Three courses £24.50 | Under 12 years £12.25 | Under 2 years – Free

Are you ready for the best Sunday Lunch in Bedford? Enjoy your choice from a selection of seasonal starters before moving to the main course. If you’ve got room for something sweet, we have a plethora of desserts waiting for you to choose from!


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



John Bunyan River Cruises

To be booked direct with John Bunyan Charters on https://www.johnbunyanboat.org/ or 01946 690301

Folk on the Boat
14th May, 9th July, 10th 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
20th May, 3rd June, 24 June, 8th July, 29th July, 5th August, 19th August, 9th September, 7th 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
16th April, 21st May, 18th June, 23rd July, 20th August, 17th September, 15th 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
23rd April, 28th May, 25th June, 30th July, 27th August, 24th September, 22nd 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