Bedford Swan Hotel

Bedford Swan Hotel Bedford, East Anglia

Historic 18th Century hotel on the banks of the River Ouse


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Set on the embankment of the beautiful Great River Ouse in Bedford, Bedfordshire, The Bedford Swan Hotel offers luxurious,elegant bedrooms, all you need for a perfect night's sleep.  The stylish hotel is full of character. Mixing contemporary fabrics and design with the original 18th Century features to create a stunning venue for your hotel stay.

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Bedford River Festival 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th July 2022, road/hotel car park closure Date: 05 May 2022

Due to the Bedford River Festival unfortunately the hotel's general access to their car park will be shut off from 5am until 11pm, as the hotel is situated riverside, so are specifically affected by the River Festival. Further details on car parking in the local area can be viewed on the hotel's website.

Please don't leave your car at the hotel on Friday night either 22nd July– as roads will close from 5am.  May also affect Sunday morning, 25th July, as well, please call to ask for more details.


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12 Special Offers for this hotel.

Sparkling Riverside Break

From £50.85 pppn for a 10 night stay, to £74.50 pppn for a 1 night stay

Stay in a Classic Double room and receive:

  • A complimentary bottle of chilled Prosecco (value £30) in your room on arrival
  • Dinner for two on the first evening in the restaurant (£50 per couple allowance)
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Complimentary 2pm late check out (value £20)
  • Dine in the restaurant on an extra evening and receive complimentary bottle of house wine (min spend £40 per couple, wine value £18)
  • Complimentary parking (value £5 per night)

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  • Perfectly located in the heart of town
  • Stunning views of the River
  • Contemporary rooms
  • Full of historic character
  • Just 30 minutes from London
  • Stylish bar / brasserie
  • Parking included

Home truths

Please note that the hotel spa and pool are closed for refurbishment until further notice.

113 Bedrooms
Children Welcome
Wheelchair Access
Golf Course Nearby
Internet Connection in Rooms
Dogs May Be Accepted by Prior Arrangement
Bedford Rail Station is 1 mile

How to find Bedford Swan Hotel

Bedford Swan Hotel
The Embankment
MK40 1RW

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Good to know

Hotel check-in time:

2:00 PM

Hotel check-out time:

12:00 PM


Opening Times

Pen & Cob Brasserie offers all day dining with dinner served between 10am until 9pm 7 days a week, it is closed on Sunday evenings

Parking Facilities

Parking is complimentary for guests booking via us. Please note the hotel has limited parking spaces, in the event parking is unavailable, the reception team will suggest an alternative.

Disabled Access

The hotel has a lift however please do contact us prior to booking if you have particular access needs. 

Child Policy

Children up to age of 12 stay free of charge when sleeping in an existing bed.  If they require an additional bed this is charged at £10 per night.  Breakfast is free of charge for all children up to the age of 12. Those over the age of 12 pay adult rates and will require a full sized bed.

Dogs Policy

Dogs are welcome in certain rooms, charged at £10 per night

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