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The Pilgrim’s Progress, Bedford

In the heart of Bedford, this hotel has been furnished and decorated to a high standard, in keeping with the character of the building and highlighting Bedford’s rich history.

It is complemented by a vibrant, friendly pub, with a great atmosphere. The pub has a large customer area, including a mezzanine floor with a large outdoor seating area for alfresco dining from its extensive range of food and drinks.

Unlimited free Wi-Fi is available in the hotel and pub area also.

From £62.50 per night


01234 344566


42 Midland Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, MK40 1QB


There are 31 hotel rooms, beautifully decorated, comprising family rooms, twin and double rooms, as well as those designed specifically for guests needing accessible facilities.

There are also five deluxe family suites which sleep four (two adults and two children).

All rooms have en suite shower and bath facilities, plasma television, tea- and coffee-making facilities and a hairdryer.

  • room_service24-hour reception
  • showerBath and shower
  • child_friendlyChildren welcome
  • waterComplimentary water
  • showerEn suite
  • more_timeExpress check-out
  • family_restroomFamily rooms
  • live_tvFreeview TV
  • ironIron and ironing board
  • elevatorLift
  • local_cafeTea and coffee facilities
  • wifiUnlimited free Wi-Fi
  • person_offUnmanned reception
Bedford bridge at sunset

Local attractions

Woburn Abbey and Safari Park

Whipsnade Zoo

Santa Pod race track

Centre MK

Xscape Milton Keynes

Higgins Art Gallery and Museum

Center Parcs

Wrest Park

Local transport

Bedford train station is a seven-minute walk from the pub. Trains to central London take 31 minutes and run every 10–15 minutes. Trains also service Luton Airport Parkway, Brighton, Leicester and Nottingham.

Buses run regularly to Oxford, Cambridge and Milton Keynes. Local taxis are also available.


Pay-and-display parking is available throughout the town centre. Parking at the Harpur Centre (opposite the hotel) is free on a Sunday.

River Street car park is open 24 hours a day. Parking is free on the street and in all car parks after 6pm.


Walking from the train station, turn right out of the station onto Ashburnham Road; take the left at the roundabout onto Midland Road. The hotel will be on your right-hand side, on the corner of River Street and Midland Road.

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Unwind at our authentic Wetherspoon pubs

Every hotel is also attached to a Wetherspoon pub, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, including club deals (such as Curry Club® and Steak Club®) and a range of hot, soft and alcoholic drinks, all conveniently located for hotel guests to enjoy during their stay with us.

Wooden stairwell and dining seating next to bookcases at The Pilgrim's Progress

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