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Bedford Swan Hotel, Bedford

The Embankment, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1RW, UK
Bedford Swan Hotel, Bedford Bedford Swan Hotel, Bedford 01234 346565 The Embankment Bedford
93 out of 100% 6 votes
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  • Free Wifi
    Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park
    Private Car Park
  • Lift
    Lift
  • Pets Allowed
    Pets Allowed
  • Walk-in Showers
    Walk-in Showers
  • Public Transport Nearby
    Public Transport Nearby

As well as enjoying views overlooking the River Great Ouse, the Bedford Swan Hotel is a unique river side hotel full of character and history. Recently refurbished the hotel offers a great town centre location, a choice of contemporary accommodation and the brand new Pen & Cob British Brasserie.

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Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
    Free Wifi
  • Private Car Park
    Private Car Park
  • Lift
    Lift
  • Pets Allowed
    Pets Allowed
  • Walk-in Showers
    Walk-in Showers
  • Public Transport Nearby
    Public Transport Nearby

Number of Bedrooms: 113

Parking Spaces: 70

Steps into Hotel: 5

Check In Time: 2pm

Check Out Time: 12noon

The Swan Hotel in Bedford town centre is an 18th century riverside hotel overlooking the Great Ouse River and only a 15 minute walk from the train station. Now in the final stages of £5 million refurbishment programme this four star hotel in Bedfordshire a great base for exploring all that this area has to offer. Explore the wonderful countryside of Downs, Chiltern Hills, Green sand Ridge, Marston Vale as well as visiting the nearby delightful towns and villages of Woburn and Harrold.

With a choice of 113 ensuite bedrooms at the Bedford Swan Hotel guests are sure to find the ideal hotel accommodation either for business or leisure breaks. Each bedroom is full of character and offers thick soft duvets, contemporary fabrics, throws and cushions, signature wallpapers and stylish furniture.

The Pen & Cob Brasserie at the Swan Hotel overlooking the embankment is a new art-deco inspired British Brasserie, with a signature cocktail list, exclusive British menu and inspiring wine and drinks list, all served in a unique contemporary/boutique style.

The Bedford Swan Hotel offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year. Book online today with My Hotel Break.

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Bedrooms

tick TV
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Iron/Board
tick Toiletries
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Room Service
tick Cots Supplied
tick Wifi

The bedrooms at the Swan Hotel are full of character. This four star hotel accommodation has been designed to meet the needs of both business and leisure guests.

At The Bedford Swan Hotel, enjoy a perfect night’s sleep with thick soft duvets, contemporary fabrics, throws and cushions, signature wallpapers and stylish furniture.

Bar & Restaurant

tick Outdoor Dining Terrace

The former restaurant area at the Swan Hotel has been transformed into the modern Pen & Cob Brasserie and boasts and elegant feel and presence of the Great River Ouse.

Great views from the floor-to-ceiling windows, ensure that you will want to have pride of place at the poseur tables! With living-wall inspired prints and the luxury fabric chairs and stools, surrounded by mosaic walls, Pen & Cob’s seasonal dishes won’t be the only thing you’ll be admiring.

Sample Pen & Cob Main Menu
Sample Pen & Cob Dessert Menu
Sample Pen & Cob Drinks Menu
Sample Pen & Cob Winter Warmers Menu

Sample Terrace Menu 

Please note that the Terrace is only open seasonally and is currently closed. It will re open again in May 2020

Location & Directions

Directions to Bedford Swan Hotel in Bedford

DIRECTIONS
Please note the hotel has limited parking space. Parking is chargeable for all guests. In the event parking is unavailable, our reception team will suggest an alternative.

GPS Co-ordinates
Latitude = 52:08:06N (52.135)
Longitude= 0:27:55W (-0.4653)

FROM BIRMINGHAM

Follow the M6 to the M1 and continue South to Junction 13. From M1 junction 13: follow the A421 to Bedford, then A6 and signs to the town centre. Once you have crossed the River Ouse, the hotel is immediately on your right. Follow the one-way system around the square and turn left down the Embankment – the hotel car park is 100 yards.

FROM A1

Follow A428 to Bedford. On reaching the town turn left at the traffic lights signposted for M1 south go over the roundabout then exit at the 1st right down the Embankment. The hotel car park is 1 mile on the right.

FROM CAMBRIDGE

Leave Cambridge on the A1303 and join the A428 towards St. Neots. Continue on the A428 until the A1. Turn south on the A1 and at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit and continue on the A428. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit and continue into the town. At the traffic lights turn left, signposted M1 south, continue straight over at next roundabout and then turn right down the embankment. The hotel car park is approximately 1 mile along on the right-hand side.

FROM M25

Exit at the M1 (Junction 21 of the M25) North to junction 13: follow the A421 to Bedford, then A6 and signs to the town centre. Once you have crossed the River Ouse, the hotel is immediately on your right. Follow the one-way system around the square and turn left down the Embankment – hotel car park is 100 yards.

Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

The hotel is now in the second phase of a £5 million refurbishment programme which is due for completion in May 2020. Refurbishment works should not interrupt any part of your break at the Swan Hotel.

Please note that the Terrace is only open seasonally and is currently closed. It will re open again in May 2020

Car Parking:
Please note the hotel has limited parking spaces. Parking is chargeable for all guests. In the event parking is unavailable, our reception team will suggest an alternative.

Dog Friendly:
Dogs are welcome to stay at the Bedford Swan Hotel. A supplement of £10 per dog per night applies. The supplement will be added to your bill at the hotel. 

Children/Additional Adults:
Rates quoted are all based on 2 people sharing a room. Should you wish to add children or adults to a room type the additional charge for this will be added on at the hotel and will not be included in the rate quoted by myhotelbreak.

Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Cycling
tick Golf in Local Area
tick Canoeing

Whether it’s high-octane thrills you’re after or you’re more interested in history and the arts, if you want to entertain the family, or you simply want to kick back and enjoy the quiet unspoiled countryside, the Bedford Swan Hotel is ideal.

Things to see and do while staying at the Bedford Swan Hotel

Canoe-trail Choose to canoe or kayak with Canoe-trail with the rivers in the local area offering the chance to see Britain’s beautiful countryside, wildlife and sample some adventure.

Bodyflight
Experience the extraordinary! Fly in the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel, surf or body board indoors with Flow House, race in a racing simulator, or jump from the UK’s highest simulated BASE jump.

Boatride on The Artful Dodger – Danish Camp
‘The Artful Dodger’ is a wide-beamed steel boat, lovingly restored with a contemporary feel to take passengers for river trips up and down the local river, and for longer trips to and from Bedford. With a new river route along the Bedford river, which moors opposite the Swan Hotel, by the Town Bridge.

Palmer Sport
Visitors can drive six amazing high-performance cars to their limit at Bedford Autodrome, a purpose-built venue featuring 6 miles of track within an 800-acre site, with four separate circuits, endless run-off areas and excellent facilities.

Bedford River Festival 
Woburn Abbey and Gardens
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Mead Open Farm
Woburn Safari Park
British Grand Prix at Silverstone

 

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