The Embankment


The Embankment, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3PD

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The Embankment has become one of the premier spots in the heart of Bedford. The clue to our location is in the name! Bedford’s beautifully-landscaped Embankment has wonderful views out over the River Great Ouse. The Embankment Hotel was built in 1891 and we renovated it to reflect its late-Victorian heyday, but with all the modern comforts and facilities of a great pub. The atmosphere is relaxed and hospitable. There is no stuffy hotel lobby or residents’ lounge, just a team of friendly faces to look after you.

The Embankment has 20 en-suite B&B rooms, including doubles with king-size beds, twins and family rooms. Rooms 101, 102, 103 and 201 all have spectacular views over the Embankment and the River Great Ouse and are perfect for a special occasion. We also have a fully wheelchair accessible twin room on the ground floor in an adjoining Victorian cottage.

All the rooms have high-quality linen & toiletries and individual touches such as antique gilt-framed mirrors, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi access and tea and coffee making facilities. We removed all plastic bottles from our bathrooms earlier in the year, replacing them with a refillable and more eco-friendly aluminium bottle.

The Embankment is very popular with business travellers who are looking for a more friendly and convivial place to stay than one of the big chains. The Embankment is frequently used by people living in and around the town, who book rooms for friends and family when they are hosting special occasions, in the knowledge that their nearest and dearest will be well looked after.

We love well-behaved dogs with several rooms available so your ‘other’ best friend can come with you. It’s just an extra cost of £10 including a rasher of bacon or sausage for breakfast. If you’re bringing your four legged friend, call us directly as we cannot take online bookings. Dogs are very welcome in the bar, as long as they are polite and kept on a lead. Let us know if your dog is thirsty, we are happy to keep them watered.

Our eatery is open all day, serving food from 7.30am-9.30pm Monday-Saturday and Sundays 7.30am-8.00pm. There’s plenty to do in Bedford, with a walk along the Embankment being a must, and only a stumble away.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Bed & Breakfast DBL OCC£90.00 per room per night
Room only£75.00 per room per night

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Children welcome

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities


  • Free Parking on Site - Non reservable

Property Facilities

  • Designated smoking area
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Night porter

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Bath
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Television

Site Features

  • Garden

Map & Directions

Road Directions


We are right in the heart of Bedford on The Embankment by the River Ouse, just off the A6. Arriving from the West (Milton Keynes & the M1) follow the A421 towards Bedford, then join the A6 and continue until you cross the river and can turn left onto the Embankment. We are half-way along on the right hand side.


We have a small car park to the rear of the pub, which is first come first served. On street parking is available along the Embankment and on adjoining roads, these are pay and display between 8am and 6pm.

Opening Times

Season (31 July 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Saturday08:30 - 23:00
Sunday08:30 - 22:00

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