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The Kingfisher

The Kingfisher is a riverside pub with rooms, located on the River Great Ouse, offering delicious dining and relaxed service in a historical setting. The Kingfisher team pride themselves on offering simple, friendly service with delicious food, wines and cask ales. At the Kingfisher, everyone’s a local.

Great British food in a spectacular setting

Our passion lies in finding quality fresh, seasonal ingredients and presenting them in a modern but unpretentious way. Daily specials, seasonal dishes, scrumptious afternoon teas and a kid’s menu you won’t find anywhere else. Come on in, find yourself a spot at the bustling bar or hide away in one of the many nooks and crannies, eat, drink and soak up the atmosphere of The Kingfisher, Bedford.

Afternoon tea, dinner and lunch menus

At the Kingfisher our aim is to produce the best quality dishes with the lowest food miles. Our meat travels under 15 miles from farm to plate and our fruit is delivered from just a mile away.

Life is better on the river

The Kingfisher

Barns Hotel,
Cardington Road,
Bedford
MK44 3SA

reservations@thekingfisherbedford.co.uk
01234 270044

A riverside hideaway

If you are staying in Bedford then we have 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…

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Combining historic charm with rustic elegance, The Tithe Barn is an 800 year old venue which will embrace you and your guests. Full of period features and with manicured gardens, you won’t find a better barn wedding venue for your special day.

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Dinner is served🍴

Savour your winter favourites, our new seasonal menu is launching in March 😋

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We love life on the river all year round, but nothing beats the terrace in the sunshine!

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Schools out ✌️

A week of half term fun ahead - and keeping those little tummies full! 

Child-friendly riverside dining; explore more on our website. 

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A relaxing start to the weekend & the perfect spot for a romantic evening away🛁

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Confit duck, pancetta, root vegetables & winter cream🍴

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