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Celebrations

Unique social spaces - At the Kingfisher we know how to throw a party! With a choice of unique spaces the possibilities are endless and best of all – you can sleep over. If you are looking for a small, relaxed dinner or a big, loud bash, we cater for all occasions. Hangover cures are not included…

Birthdays, Anniversaries – or any excuse for a party!

From birthdays to anniversaries to baby showers. We will ensure that you and your loved ones have the BEST time with us.  Celebrate in the buzzy atmosphere of the pub or choose a quieter space in one of our private rooms.

Our private rooms include the Riverside Tavern with holds up to 60 guests, The Tithe Barn which caters for up to 90 guests and for smaller parties we also have the Northill and Southill which can fit up to 40.

We can cater for all budgets and dietary requirements.

Room hire starts from £200 and we have a range of catering options available with a finger buffet starting from £20 per person

Wakes or Celebration of Life

At The Kingfisher our beautiful riverside location offers opportunities to reflect and celebrate the life of your loved one in stylish, traditional surroundings.

We know what a difficult time this is, and our team have experience of delivering the most special of days, working with you to ensure every detail is taken care of and making sure that your loved one has the best possible send off.

We offer two different style packages and an optional arrival drinks package, if it is bespoke you are looking for, then please just ask and we can do that too.

Find out more

The Kingfisher Cardington Road Bedford

Barns Hotel,
Cardington Road,
Bedford
MK44 3SA

reservations@thekingfisherbedford.co.uk
01234 270044

Life on the river… send your worries down stream, watch every sunset, let the current give you strength, have lazy days, take walks and make many memories

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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🍴

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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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