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The Bedford Swan Hotel & Thermal Spa

Bedford Swan Hotel exterior pale stone, river and trees
Bedford Swan Hotel bedroom with green walls, timber period bed and geometric cusions
Pen & Cob restaurant with tiled flooring, green banquets and seats, wooden tables
Bedford Swan Hotel dark oak staircase, creamy yellow walls and small red armchair
Bedford Swan Hotel wedding room with tables set and pretty curtains

What is The Bedford Swan Hotel & Thermal Spa?

The Bedford Swan Hotel & Thermal Spa is a Grade II listed building overlooking the River Great Ouse in Bedford. An historic building, built between 1794-96 by the Duke of Bedford, it is full of character and mixes contemporary design with the original 18th century features.

The Bedford Swan Hotel & Thermal Spa combines 113 luxurious rooms with function and conference rooms, Anna’s Tea Room, the stunning Pen & Cob British Brasserie, and exclusive Thermal Spa.

At The Bedford Swan Hotel & Thermal Spa you can enjoy:

  • Anna’s Tea Room for Afternoon Tea
  • Freshly prepared dishes from Pen & Cob
  • Opulent venue spaces: The Drawing Room and The Library for smaller meetings, and their grand State Room and Coach Room for conferences and events.
  • Reconnecting your mind, body and spirit in the calm and spacious environment of their Thermal Spa.

Just steps away from the traditional Old Town markets, the High Street and a wonderful array of independent shops, there is plenty of parking and transport networks nearby.

The opening hours for The Terrace over the Christmas period are as follows:

  • Friday’s 5pm – 11pm
  • Saturday’s 3pm -11pm
  • Sunday 2pm – 9pm

Tables at The Terrace are allocated on a first come first serve basis, so there’s no need to book your table.

Here’s a breakdown of their Winter Terrace Music:


  • Saturday 9th December (7:30pm) – Anie
  • Saturday 16th December(7:30pm) – Dallanger


  • Fivepast5 – Friday 8th, 15th and 22nd December (7pm-9pm)
  • DJ Rocky – Soul Factory – 10th and 17th December (3pm-6pm)

Please note these are completely different to their Brasserie, which is open all day, 7 days a week.

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