Traditional hotel - pub combo located close to the banks of the Great Ouse
Situated on the picturesque Embankment, the Embankment Hotel Bedford not only offers a scenic stay but also provides easy access to the town centre and the surrounding area
This 4-star establishment features the combination of a hotel and pub. To the locals its a fine watering hole whilst visitors to the Bedfordshire town appreciate it as a comfortable and charming bed and breakfast style hotel. The mock Tudor building houses 20 guestrooms all of which feature en-suite bathrooms.
To ensure guests enjoy their stay fully, each bathroom includes toiletries and soft towels whilst the bedrooms are finished off with an assortment of individual touches. Quality linen and gilt-framed mirrors add a traditional feel, whilst flat-screen televisions, iPod adaptors, and wireless internet connectivity ensure that the modern age is fully represented. Tea and coffee making facilities are included in each room as well as a hairdryer, whilst a dedicated ironing room can be found on the first floor.
Guests are invited to dine within the Embankments public house. Rather than a rowdy, ale-strewn environment, the pub is a classy locale that serves fine pub food. Ingredients are ethically sourced, including locally where possible, to ensure that only the finest dishes are served. Those hoping for breakfast need not fear, the pub serves an enjoyable traditional English each morning.
The Embankment Hotel Bedford also offers private dining for those that are looking to celebrate as a group. The function room accommodates up to 24 people and also doubles as a meeting room during the day. As such its suitable for corporate visitors to Bedford. A laptop compatible plasma screen can be provided as can refreshments and dinner if necessary.
Just outside of the hotel guests can enjoy the picturesque River Great Ouse. Not to be mistaken for the River Ouse, which can be found in Yorkshire, the Great Ouse offers a number of sights and sounds in Bedford. As well as boat, its also not uncommon to see rowers and kayakers daring the waters. Actually the waters are relatively calm this close to the source of the river.
Each year the Riverside Festival sees locals and visitors alike flocking to the banks of the river for an assortment of entertainment and attractions.
The town of Bedford features a number of entertainment options. As well as your standard high street options (pubs, nightclubs, cinema) Bedford has a range of museums and galleries. Amongst these are the Bedford Museum, the John Bunyan Museum, and the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery. The Corn Exchange hosts a wide number of events, including concerts, comedians, the ballet, and pantomime.
Elsewhere within the town visitors can enjoy historic buildings, shopping, and green spaces. Those looking for an enjoyable day out may be interested in the likes of Wrest Park, a National Heritage site located only a few miles away. Woburn Abbey Safari Park and Whipsnade Wildlife Park are also within the county and easily accessed from the Embankment Hotel Bedford. As the day draws in though, be sure to return to the hotel to view the river by night, when it looks remarkably different.