We stayed here for the night of my birthday en route to the F1 at Silverstone. We had one of the larger rooms and it was really comfortable. The decor and furnishings were good quality and lovely linens, towels and toiletries.
The beer garden and the outdoor seating area at the front of the pub with a view of the beautiful village church are very smart and an enjoyable place to relax. Good beer and wine and really good Irish coffee - no squirty cream in sight!!!
The staff were very hard working, friendly and polite and made us feel very welcome.
The evening meal was delicious, with great presentation. For mains we shared the pork platter and it was exceedingly tasty. A pork lovers dream! Breakfast was delicious too with a good selection and plenty of tea and coffee.
Graham was extremely courteous over an oversight and we thank him very much for resolving it in such a generous fashion.
We had intended to visit Bletchley Park on the way back from the Grand Prix but were too tired. That gives us a good excuse to return to the K and C in September!
The only reason the pub didn't get 5 stars was the bathroom was very dark and my husband struggled to shave. A very minor point and do not let it put you off going. Go you will enjoy your stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The recently refurbished Knife & Cleaver is situated in the pretty village of Houghton Conquest just 5 miles from the centre of Bedford and less than an 1 hour by rail from London.Overlooking the magnificent grade 1 listed All Saints church and beautiful countryside. The Knife & Cleaver is a ramblers paradise, with a great selection of walks ranging from two & a half miles, three miles, four and four and a half miles. We offer 9 beautiful double or twin rooms, each en-suite & offering T.V. Tea & Coffee making facilities, hair-dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Room service, open 7 days a week from 7 am until midnight.The mainline Rail station to Brighton thru London for Flitwick runs 7 days a week and there are trains almost every 20 minutes.We have disabled access & Cots available. Our four fine chefs are very proud to offer you a varied menu only using all fresh locally sourced ingredients. Special dietary requirements are offered. We are here to serve you and look forward to seeing you soon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Knife & Cleaver Hotel Bedford
- The Knife And Cleaver
- Knife Cleaver Bedford
- Knife Cleaver Hotel Bedford