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“Lovely lunch”
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Bedford Arms Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Chenies B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
hertfordshire
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We popped in on the off chance for lunch on a Thursday afternoon. I haven't been a few years so was pleasantly surprised by the refurb , which looks great. It was very busy but we managed to squeeze in. The service was excellent and the staff very friendly. The food arrived in a timely manner and was lovely and fresh. We will be back.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Watford, United Kingdom
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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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Amersham, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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
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London, United Kingdom
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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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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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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!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
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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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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