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 The Kingfisher is a riverside pub with rooms, located on the River Great Ouse. Recently refurbished and opened in August 2022, it is the perfect venue to host your meeting or event. A short drive from Bedford town centre, the main house is a Grade II listed building and within the ground is an open and inspirational 13th Century tithe barn.

Our Spaces

Northill and Southill
Located in the new wing of the house (that’s about 60 years old here!) both the spaces can host up to 40 guests. Bright, light and airy with air conditioning, these rooms are perfect for any meeting or event.

The Riverside Tavern
The Riverside Tavern is situated on the ground floor of the original building with a bay window overlooking the river and can host up to 60 guests. With plenty of natural daylight, stone floors and direct access to the Riverside Terrace, it’s one of the hottest spots in the venue! Available for private hire, mid-week between October and March only.

The Tithe Barn
The largest of our private event spaces – a unique, rustic and atmospheric 800 year old barn. Bespoke, authentic and unique, this space can host up to 90 guests theatre style and 60 cabaret. With its own private bar, you won’t find a more inspirational venue.

Delegate Rates

We offer a range of delegate packages to suit your needs, from as little as £35 per person.

These include everything you would expect, and a choice of dining options.

 

  • Dragonfly package – including a working sandwich lunch, £35pp
  • Kingfisher package – with a delicious two course buffet lunch, £45pp
  • Tithe Barn package – a meeting in the Tithe barn, including a two course buffet lunch or working sandwich lunch, £55pp
  • Riverside package – a meeting in the Tithe barn, including a fantastic two course lunch in The Kingfisher, £65pp

24 Hour Rates

Our 24 hour delegate packages start from just £159 per person and include everything you would expect, along with a £25 per person dinner allowance for The Kingfisher, an overnight stay and the best breakfast in Bedford the following day!

This price is based upon the Dragonfly daily delegate rate. Upgrades to King rooms are available for a £20 supplement per person.

Location

The Kingfisher is located 30 minutes from Milton Keynes and 90 minutes from London. Catch a train and you will be here in 40 minutes! If it is plane you need, we are just 40 minutes to Luton.

The Kingfisher (Formerly Barns Hotel),
Cardington Road,
Bedford
MK44 3SA

reservations@thekingfisherbedford.co.uk
01234 270044

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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. 

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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!

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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. 

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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! 

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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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Introducing The Jetty here at The Kingfisher 🎣

Outdoor bar, small plates, tempting tapas and all new seating under our new canopy 🔥

Here’s a first look at the new menu! Launching soon, see our website for more details (link in bio) 

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