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The Knife & Cleaver

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The 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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
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We booked a celebratory family meal and overnight stay and found it so friendly and welcoming. Communication was excellent from the start. Lovely selection of starters/nibbles pre meal, very well presented. Our group of 13 all enjoyed our meals, beautifully cooked and full of
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Response from MelCleaverGM, Manager at The Knife & Cleaver
Responded yesterday
Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such kind words about your evening! I will pass all your lovely feedback on to my team, and I hope we see you again very soon. Melissa and the Cleaver Team
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Booked a table for Saturday night with two friends. The venue was really busy with the restaurant fully booked and a private party in the function room. There only seemed to be a few members of staff one of which was serving at the bar and in the restaurant. We were seated,
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Response from MelCleaverGM, General Manager at The Knife & Cleaver
Responded yesterday
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback from your recent visit. Although we were unexpectedly busy on Saturday, this should not have impacted on your experience and I'm disappointed to read that you found both the food and service to be below par on this occasion. I have relatively recently taken over as GM at the Knife and Cleaver, and I cannot tell you how valuable your constructive feedback is for me to continue to move this business in the right direction. If you would be so kind as to contact me directly on melissaheath@epicpubs.com, I would love the opportunity to talk to you personally about your visit. Kind regards, Melissa Heath
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Booked this place for one night as seeing friends nearby. Lovely welcoming staff and the rooms are perfect for an overnight stop. We didn’t eat at the pub but the menu looked lovely. We did have a few drinks however and again, staff were superb and gave us great advice on
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Response from MelissaRoseHeath, General Manager at The Knife & Cleaver
Responded 1 week ago
Hello, Thank you for your lovely feedback, I'm so pleased to read you enjoyed your stay (and our gin selection!) I'll pass your kind words on to the rest of our team. Kind regards, Mel and the Team
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Me and my partner booked a standard double with the lovely lady on the phone, when arriving they were very friendly and had a very good standard of speaking to people. They went to take payment and upgraded us free of charge to a supreme room (wow), when going to the room it was
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Response from MelissaRoseHeath, General Manager at The Knife & Cleaver
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Joe, Thank you so much for such wonderful feedback! I'm so please to read that you enjoyed your stay - we can't wait to welcome you here again soon. Melissa Heath
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Cosy pub in nice location. Rooms Ok though our window blind didn't work (see photo). Courtesy tea making tray not refreshed on two of the four days we were there but rest of room made up fine every day though not always thoroughly clean. Worst aspect was breakfast. Nice
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Response from MelissaRoseHeath, General Manager at The Knife & Cleaver
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Malcolm, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay. I've very recently taken the General Manager position, so any feedback both positive or constructive is really helpful to me at this point in time. I absolutely agree that the tea trays should be replenished daily, and I will be investigating with my housekeeping team as to why this was not the case during your stay. Breakfast too, I agree could do with a little tweaking to offer better value for money, so I appreciate the honest feedback on this. If you're staying in the area again, I hope you'll choose to stay with us again and see the changes I've put into action. Kind regards, Melissa Heath
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Yes breakfast will be included and you will have a large selection of items to choose from. Breakfast will most likely be served in All Saint's side room, but it might be a good idea to double check when you check in.
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"if you need it, ask for a quiet room."
"Rooms further from parking and pub are quieter"
"Room 1 was good"
"Before taking the room, check for cleanliness."
"I would say all rooms are pretty much the same, our friends who had room 6 was much the same as room 5."
US$ 74 - US$ 127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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