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“Mother in Laws 90th Birthday Bash!”

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Cornfields Restaurant & Hotel
Ranked #5 of 19 Bedford B&B and Inns
Reviewed 9 January 2013

I found Cornfields by browsing the Internet for a venue for my Mother in Laws 90th birthday lunch for all the family. We booked some months in advance and found Graham to be helpful from the start. The menu choices for our lunch were varied and interesting. We were a group ranging from 2 to 90 years of age and everyone found something to please them on the menu. It was all beautifully cooked. The staff were friendly and helpful and even managed to entertain the 2 yr olds! We came from as far as France, Anglesey, Yorkshire, Hampshire and no one was disappointed. The birthday girl herself loved it. I can highly recommend Cornfields for a family event. It is in a very dual location which we all liked too.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

We booked DB&B at Cornfields - a Saturday overnight in August.
Checking in was a warm and friendly experience. I am perplexed by other reviews with negative conclusions on customer service. We had a 5-star welcome.
Our bedroom in the adjacent converted building was spacious, well equipped & had a super view across the fields to the rear of the property.
Dinner was fabulous and the service in the restaurant was excellent.
We used the Lounge Bar for pre-dinner and after dinner drinks. Low ceilings, an abundance of very old beams, comfortable sofas - the quintessential Old England hostelry - fantastic.
Breakfast the following morning was as good as everything else the day before.
We'll be back.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank JimBlandings
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

This is one of the best restaurants in Bedfordshire. We visted last Saturday evening (19/05/2012) and enjoyed a faultless meal. Excellent use of fresh ingredients helped to make the menu extremely appealing. Particularly enjoyed the wonderful Dauphinoise potatoes, the fillet of beef, the stilton, walnut and bacon fritters as a starter and seasonal asparagus. This was complemented by an excellent winelist and friendly attentive service. Struggle to see how anyone could give the restaurant a bad review. We will be back!

The Skinner family

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Charles S
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

Set in rural Bedfordshire I found Cornfields to be a delightful small hotel where you are guaranteed fine dining and a warm welcome. The restaurant and bar are located in an atmospheric 16th Century building which has been tastefully refurbished by the owners Janet and Graham. I found the purpose built rooms, found in a separate block, to be spacious and tastefully decorated with an enormous bed which, together with its quiet location, meant I got a restful nights sleep. The staff were perfectly charming and very attentive throughout my stay and the food was home cooked, delicious and beautifully presented. I will certainly return again and again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

Went for an adult evening away from the kids to celebrate wedding anniversary!!! Turned up to have some time before eating and found the room stone cold. Ended up fully clothed in bed watching tv to keep warm. The TV kept on loosing signal so even that was disappointing. Ended up having to get an electric plug in heater to warm the room up ready to come back to after we'd eaten. Toilet kept making strange noises and the excuse was that it 'a rubber washer had disintigrated and the isolation valve needed turning off, we could borrow a screwdriver to sort it out'. There was no solution given for the failing signal on the telly.

The pub itself was even cold, log fire was going but needed a few more logs to get it going. Eventually had meal which was good but very expensive although restaurant was also cold, sat next to radiator which helped but as soon as they went off there was a definite chill in the air. Requested breakfast in bed and was told there would be a 'tray charge' which was fair enough but under the circumstances..........

Eventually retired to a warmer room, thanks to the plug in electric heater!!! Before sleep had to turn off isolation valve on toilet to stop the noise all night!! Bed itself very firm and large heavy blankets uncomfortable which kept on falling off. Breakfast in the morning very good. Shower great but shower curtain not ideal as the vacuum kept on sucking it towards you, weights on the bottom of the curtain or a screen more ideal. On leaving, mentioned all the items to the owner who seemed completely unbothered about it all.

Paid £165 for the room and breakfast which was totally over the top for the facilties and condition of the overall stay.

Would never stay again !!!!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Deb0403
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

We found the place downmarket and depressing. It's probably good as somewhere to sleep when one over the eight and anywhere is good. I wouldn't recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2011
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Thank JeannieMcKinstry
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

"The Cottage" is delightful and very comfortable.450 years old but beautifully renovated standing in its own country garden, Janet and Graham and all their staff were charming and attentive. The restaurant served delicious home cooked food.
A perfect location for a relaxing weekend break

Room Tip: The Cottage sleeps a famiy of 2 adults and 2 children (in walk-through bedroom)
Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
Thank Thrial
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Additional Information about Cornfields Restaurant & Hotel

Address: Wilden Road | Colmworth near Bedford, Bedford MK44 2NJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Bedford
Price Range: £79 - £150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once a Village Inn, circa 17th century, still retaining its original oak beams and Inglenook fireplace. The five superior bedrooms are set adjacent to the main building in our large garden with views out over open fields. Located with close links to A1 and M1 in the Bedfordshire countryside, 10 minutes from Bedford and St Neots and 40 minutes from Cambridge. Activities close by include ,Clay Target Complex , Golf Courses, Horse Riding ... more   less 
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