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Bedford Arms Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Chenies B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Having struggled to find a suitable restaurant to accommodate a party of 12 friends to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday, we had fond memories of professionally executed and quality fine dining enjoyed at wedding receptions at The Bedford Arms Hotel in recent years. We were able to book a Saturday evening in the main restaurant and it certainly didn't disappoint. The food was exquisite in its presentation, quality and taste. The service was impeccable. The staff were friendly and approachable. The surroundings were traditional with a hint of a modern twist (recently refurbished). The celebration was appreciated by the entire party. I highly recommend The Bedford Arms Hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Emma P
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Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

It was a beautiful day for lunch on their front patio. Nicely presented. There akso has been a much needed and impressive make over overall with a greatly improved bar area with eating areas to go with it.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
Thank Den1944
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Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

We have immensely enjoyed several stays at The Bedford Arms in the past and so were eager to return once the refurbishment was complete. We can assure you we weren't disappointed!

The bar, restaurant, reception area and front terrace have all undergone a dramatic transformation, creating a contemporary feel without losing any of the hotel's traditional character or charm.

As always the food was of a very high standard and the service was prompt, warm and efficient. The puddings in particular, were exceptional (I recommend the lemon tart with raspberry sorbet).

Overall, we had a great time at the Bedford Arms and can't wait to return.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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1  Thank James2208
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

The hotel is quaint and the room was fine, but the pre-Christmas menu at £34 (early December) was disappointing. The soup (pumpkin, I think) was tasteless and the turkey plus trimmings was very ordinary cooking. It did not appear to be 'chef's' standard, but rather simple family fare of no particular virtue. The restaurant itself and the maitre d' and waiters were obviously intended to impress with their suave high-class presentation, but so should the food! Plus, we were paying £95 for the room!

Room Tip: Room over the restaurant could be noisy at times but it was not noisy for us
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank xenophonLondon
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

I am a regular guest at the Bedford Arms on business, as I prefer to stay away from Old Town Amersham as I think it is over rated. The food here is always excellent, and the staff friendly and accommodating. It's about to go through a big refurb, so keep an eye on it!

Room Tip: Ask to stay in the stables.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Steve V
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

The pros are a very picturesque location and convenient too for Heathrow or Luton or London via train. Staff are good and full of character. Rooms are comfortable and well appointed and also jolly good value. The "but" is that the main meal options are overpriced by about 20% and you are a captive market. The food is good but its not gourmet or bistro - its better than "pub grub". To be honest its small gripe and I feel a cad for sharing it but there you go. Bah Humbug. Seriously though well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Thank dobehave
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

I took my elderly mother for lunch, and for some reason we were seated in the cocktail bar.
There was no offer of seating in the restaurant, and the main bar was quite busy.
The table was SO small. I had to put my side plate of bread on the next chair!!
The plaice was very nice, new potatoes had skin on (my pet hate!!) and the veg were very al dente!
Prawn cocktail a bit bland. Asked for another pepper, as it was empty, and so was the replacement!!! Gave up then. Stupid, piddly pots anyway!
Oh, and nobody asked how our meal was, appeared to be plenty of staff around!
Not quite the nice lunch experience at a lovely hotel we expected.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank juliekBucks
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Additional Information about Bedford Arms Hotel

Address: Chenies Village, Chenies WD3 6EQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Buckinghamshire > Chenies
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Chenies
Price Range: £81 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bedford Arms Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bedford Arms Hotel is situated in the village of Chenies. The Village was known as Isenhampstead until the middle of the 13th century, when it became known as Chenies from the Cheyne family who occupied the Manor until the 16th century.The hotel building dates for the most part from 1842. It was converted from a house to a hotel in the 1930's and was a small eating house and bar rather than a hotel. In 1957 the restaurant was moved to it's current position. The hotel was frequently used by the Russel family who later acquired Woburn Abbey.There are eighteen bedrooms, ten of which are individually designed and decorated in a traditional style and eight new contemporary designed bedrooms.There are two four-poster suites one with a Jacuzzi, sixteen double bedrooms including one purpose built disabled bedroom. Twin and family rooms and also a cot is available on request. The majority of bedrooms have wonderful views of either the hotel gardens or the Chiltern countryside.Room Service is available during breakfast, lunchtime and dinner. ... more   less 
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