Events at The Barns Hotel


Monday 6th May (12 - 4pm)

Join us for a day of family fun on the lawns. Live music, food stalls, bouncy castle, face painting, a raffle, tombola, and much more. Last year we raised over £1500.00 for our chosen charity and we hope to do even better in 2019 with your support!

FREE ADMISSION (food and activities can be purchased on the day)




Folk on the Boat

Thursday 23rd May, Thursday 25th July, 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 15th & 29th May, Wednesday 19th June, Wednesday 3rd, 17th & 31st July, Wednesday 14th & 28th August, Wednesday 11th & 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 18th April, Thursday 16th May, Thursday 20th June, Thursday 18th July, Thursday 15th August, 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 9th May, Thursday 27th June, Thursday 11th July, Thursday 8th August, Thursday 12th September, 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




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 – 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. We’ve put some fantastic packages together for you to have the best boating experience possible! Monday to Friday £30 per hour Saturday to Sunday £35 per hour Must be 18 or over to hire the boat.

Pizza Nights

Tuesday & Friday Pizza Night (July – September)

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



Friday 7th June, Friday 21st June, Friday 12th July

What better way to enjoy the summer than sitting on our beautiful riverside terrace, listening to live music and watching the world go by. Whether it’s family night, chilling with mates or romantic first dates, this is alfresco dining at its very best.



Friday 10th May & Friday 8th November

Bar open from 6pm | Pre-booked meals served at 7.30pm | Show starts 8.30pm. Join us for an evening of laughter at the newest, up and coming venue on the comedy circuit. If you want to make the experience, last a little longer, why not stay the night in one of our stylish and contemporary rooms with a full English breakfast the next morning?

£14.00 comedy ticket only per person

£21.00 ticket and pre-performance meal of chicken and chips per person* £49.50 ‘Play and Stay’ package – ticket, meal and accommodation per person** *Vegetarian option available. **Subject to availability and based upon two people sharing.


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 on prosecco? Subject to availability and change. 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

Sunday lunches created using the freshest seasonal produce, combined with beautiful surroundings and family a blissful afternoon. Not to be missed!

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