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The River Room

The Bedford Swan Hotel , The Embankment, Bedford , United Kingdom, MK40 1RW
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Opening Information

Lounge and Coach Room

Breakfast:
Monday- Friday 06.30-10.00
Saturday & Sunday, Bank Holidays 07.30-10.30

Lunch:
Monday-Saturday 12.00-15.00
Sunday 12.00-16.00

Dinner:
Monday-Sunday 18.00-21:30 (last orders 21.15) contact us directly to book

Lounge:
Monday-Sunday 10.00-22.00 (last orders 21.45)


Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The River Room

Afternoon Tea, Lunch and Dinner are served in our beautiful Lounge whilst our Bar provides and ideal location to meet up with friends, enjoy a pre-dinner drink or cocktail.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 10 February 2019

Our waitresses had an excellent balance in their service, very attentive but gave us space to chat. Perfect

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Your staff on Saturday afternoon were really attentive and helpful. Your booking system got the confirmations wrong a couple of times and confirmed lunch not afternoon tea so it probably needs a bit more testing. Love what you have done to the restaurant - great decor

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Visited On Friday, 01 February 2019

Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 January 2019

It would be nice to look out into the river, but still nice to sit in the snug area opposite reception as well

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Visited On Friday, 11 January 2019

Lovely present from my friends

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Visited On Sunday, 30 December 2018

Nice new decor the acoustics may need a think when it’s busy and there are lots of children. Roast beef was good. Portion size just right. We didn’t have pudding as there were only 3 choices and most had cream.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 December 2018

Over 3 hours for afternoon tea. Waited nearly an hour to be served a drink. Very dry eating afternoon tea with no drinks at all. Tea served with no milk. Very poor service. Wouldn't return.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 December 2018

All in our group of four enjoyed their meal and the chef kindly prepared food appropriately for our lactose intolerant guest. We come regularly and the staff know us now and warmly welcome us - we always enjoy Sunday lunch and we are already booked again for Sun 13th Jan.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

The venue was cold.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

CLEAN ..EXCELLENT SERVICE ,,PLEASE THANK THE STAFF

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

We had lunch yesterday, Sunday 9th December. The new dining room is extremely attractive. We both had roast pork which was beautifully tender. We had to ask for apple sauce and stuffing (which are the accompaniments for roast pork, as they did not feature on the menu) and these were brought to us. We had apple crumble and custard for pudding which was delicious. It was excellent value for money and we will certainly dine with you again. Many thanks.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

The River Room was closed despite you confirming my reservation there only the day before!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Staff were very friendly and accommodating

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

A lovely afternoon spent with close family and the afternoon tea was very nice and nicely presented.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

Not enough sandwiches and very dry, cakes two sweet, scones were fab though, not enough for the money but very pleasant atmosphere staff are friendly

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Visited On Monday, 22 October 2018

We had a wonderful experience at The River room! Great service, lovely food and beautiful surroundings. Well worth a visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

Lovely afternoon tea great selection of sandwiches and cakes and of course tea! Nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful hotel

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Staff friendly, hand made scones were delicious.. Very filling took home a "doggy" bag as couldnt eat it all Will definately recommend and return

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Visited On Sunday, 09 September 2018

Fantastic service.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

Very pleasant Afternoon Tea in lovely surroundings.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

Initially we were seated in a lovely quiet soft sofa area, which was very relaxed, but unfortunately we were then informed that we had to move to the main dining room, we informed the waitress that we would prefer to remain where we were, but the waitress did not seem to think that this was possible, and she did not suggest looking into this further. The dining room was lovely, but very empty, and very formal in comparison to the first place we were seated, that said, the service was very good, the waiter was attentive but not annoyingly so, the tea selection was impressive, and the quality of the scones, sandwiches and cakes was very good as well. I did not feel that we were rushed in any way which was lovely, and it wasn't too busy so my friend and I could easily hear each other, and the tables were positioned so we had enough privacy. Overall a lovely experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

great service from start to finish, great location.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 August 2018

Had a lovely lunch only spoilt by the gross family with four unruly children who promptly thought the restaurant was a place for them to scream and shout and show off without any discipline from the parents/adults. Also, the supposed dress code in the River Room was most certainly not followed by the tribe of half wits.

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Visited On Friday, 24 August 2018

Excellent food, atmosphere, and staff.

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 August 2018

I thought the menu was poor and I had an upset stomach in the night after eating my evening meal . Tables scratched and tatty, chairs not much better. Road noise horrendous right by the tables. Staff were excellent and attentive.

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