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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…

The Tithe Barn

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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Drinks on The Jetty anyone?🍹🥂🍺

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Will England bring it home? 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

We’re match day sorted on The Jetty with 80” screen, small plates, pints and tipples! 

Come down and watch the Euros this summer, new opening times below👇 

Monday - Thursday: 4pm until late
Friday - Sunday: 12pm until late 

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With Father’s Day fast approaching, give dad the gift of the pub! 

Join us for a scrumptious Sunday lunch or treat him to a gift voucher, available to purchase on our website. 

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Food, glorious food! 

Nestled along the River Great Ouse, you’ll find us bursting with vibrant, seasonal dishes - from small plates to pub classics - there’s something for every taste bud. 

Which food is your love language? 🍝

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Cheers to bank holiday Monday! 🍻

Join us riverside - on the terrace or in the pub🍴

Explore more on our website…

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In partnership with @brewpointuk we bring you The Jetty; outdoor bar, small plates and tempting tapas🍴🍻

To celebrate the long weekend, we have some live music nights! 🎶

Friday 24th - @robletash 
Saturday 25th - Steve Knibbs 
Sunday 26th - @bennyguitarsmith 

Tables are available on a first come, first serve basis. See you there!

📍The Jetty, at The Kingfisher Bedford 

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The Jetty at The Kingfisher, now open! Come and see our new look for yourselves this weekend 👀 

Outside bar, new seating and a seasonal summer menu of small plates and tapas 🥂 Open today from 12pm.

Can’t visit us this weekend? We’ll post a tour of our new space next week 👀

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No better place to be (especially in the sunshine!) 🌤️

Grab a pint, sip on that glass of wine, graze on our summer menu and just be… riverside. 

📍The Kingfisher, Bedford 

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Did someone say 2-4-1 pizza this May?

Oh yes, that was us.

Enjoy two pizzas for the price of one (whether that’s for your own consumption or to share with a friend is totally up to you) every Monday-Thursday during May - excluding bank holidays! 

Tap the link in our bio to book 🍕

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We don’t want to speak too soon but looking at this week’s forecast, spring is that you?! 🌤️

You’ll find us:
🍴Dining al fresco
🥾Taking long riverside walks
🍺Enjoying a cold one after work! 

Want to join us? 

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