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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…

Private Events

From birthdays to anniversaries to celebrations of life, we will ensure that you and your loved ones have the BEST time with us.  Be in the buzzy atmosphere of the pub or choose a quieter space in one of our private rooms.

Corporate events

The Kingfisher is located a short walk from Bedford town centre on the bank of the River Great Ouse and is THE perfect venue for your meeting or event. There are a choice of rooms from the small and snug to the large, open and inspirational riverside barn.

The Kingfisher Cardington Road Bedford

Barns Hotel,
Cardington Road,
Bedford
MK44 3SA

reservations@thekingfisherbedford.co.uk
01234 270044

Dance like no one is watching, sing like no one’s listening, work like you don’t need the money and party like there is no tomorrow

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“Laughter is brightest where food is best.” - Irish Proverb 

No better way to describe the pub! Looking for an excuse to visit us? Head to our website to check out our latest events! 

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And we can’t wait! 

Although, things on our side of the river may look a little different this year… all will be revealed soon 🤭

Tag someone you’ll be spending the summer with in the pub garden 🥂🍺🌤️

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With huge thanks to your votes, we’ve made it into the next round of the @muddystilettos awards in the ‘Best Hotel’ category 🎉

Any further support would be so greatly appreciated, there’s a link on our story to vote! Thank you ❤️

@muddyhertsbeds 

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Go on, treat yourself…🍴

Want to explore our menu? Make a reservation? Head to our website (link in bio)

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Calling all wine lovers 📣 We have an event for you!

J Lohr vs. Michael David Wine Tasting | Friday 26th April from 6.30pm 

We’ll be joined by Joe from @vineyardcellars for an evening of taste exploration, highlighting the regional differences between California’s best loved regions. 

Join us for a tasting of six wines with cheese and charcuterie to accompany. 

Available to book on our website!

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Blackened mackerel, pickled shallots, salsa verde - delicious! 

Explore more via the link in our bio

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Children dine free here during the Easter holidays 🐣

From mini fish & chips to pizza and tagliatelle - there’s plenty of choice for little ones to tuck into!

T&Cs apply, please see our website.

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New pup treats are on the scene here at The Kingfisher thanks to @sirwoofchesters 🐾 From ‘Bark Burgers’ to ‘Pawstar Dog Martinis’ 🐶

We’d love to see pics of your four-legged friends at our pub and in our rooms - make sure to tag us and we’ll announce our ‘Dog of the Month’ in April 🐾

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Hi, we’re The Kingfisher!

We were formerly known as The Barns Hotel but after some extensive flood damage, we closed and re-opened as The Kingfisher pub with rooms.

We’re home to 49 bedrooms and The Tithe Barn, a wedding and events venue.

Situated along the River Great Ouse, we have the best riverside terrace in town and superb food to match. 

Did we mention we’re dog-friendly too?!

See you soon 🫶

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British Pie Week? It’d be rude not to! 

Let us know your favourite filling below 👇

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