Local Reception Venues

Often, but not always, mourners will gather for a reception after a funeral. The selection of food and drink provided will be a very personal choice often dependent on such things as the time of day, budget, numbers etc. There are several local venues that are only a short distance away that you may wish to shortlist on the grounds of convenience alone.

See Below

Keysoe

Keysoe International

(at the entrance to the Woodland Burial Ground)

Keysoe International will be pleased to provide for receptions after funerals - and people may welcome the opportunity to use their facilities. Located within the arena complex adjacent to the Woodland Burial Ground, it has parking space for over 300 cars and is the ideal location, providing a wide range of refreshments, hot and cold food and a licensed bar.

Their charges start from around £16 per head and they are willing to cater for your needs. You can visit at any time and even watch the horses and riders.

For further information please contact Patsy Bates

Keysoe International
Church Road
Keysoe
Bedford,
MK41 2JP
Telephone Numbers
United Kingdom: (01234) 708 400
Fax: (01234) 708 973
Online
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Bolnhurst

The Plough

(Just 3 miles from the woodland - approx 6 minutes)

The privacy of their Dining Room is available for receptions of up to 32 people - for smaller functions, you can just hire half of it.

It is a beautiful building that can trace its roots back to Tudor times, with low beams, intriguing layout and few windows, all of which contribute to the character of the pub.

Original features, candlelight and open fires create an intensely warm atmosphere whilst subtle lighting adds intimacy. It has that most sought-after, cocooning quality.

Kimbolton Road
Bedford,
MK44 2EX
Telephone Numbers
United Kingdom: (01234) 376 274
Online

Ravensden

The Horse & Jockey

( Just over 5 miles from the woodland - approx 12 minutes)

The Horse & Jockey is available to hire for Funeral Receptions. Part or the whole of the pub can be hired and we will sit down with you and devise a menu and seating layout tailored to your requirements. The kitchen produces fresh dishes and our passion for country living influences every element of our menus.

For us the Horse & Jockey is an extension of our home and we welcome everyone to come and join us. We are located just a few minutes drive from Bedford, in the friendly village of Ravensden.

Church End
Ravensden
Bedford
MK44 2RR
Telephone Numbers
United Kingdom: (01234) 772 319
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