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 International

(at the entrance to the Woodland Burial Ground)

Witha reputation for good food, the Keysoe Café is without a doubt the most convenient venue for those looking to hold a reception. Adjacent to the Woodland, they can accomodate small, medium and large parties in a variety of different ways, from those just wanting a cup of tea and a sandwich (or piece of cake!) through to those wanting a full buffet. As a guide, prices tend to range from £10 to £16.99 per head.

For further information please contact Laura, the Café Manageress,

Keysoe International Café
Church Road
MK44 2JP
Telephone Numbers
United Kingdom: (01234) 708 400
Fax: (01234) 708 973
Trip Advisor: N/A


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
MK44 2EX
Telephone Numbers
United Kingdom: (01234) 376 274


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
MK44 2RR
Telephone Numbers
United Kingdom: (01234) 772 319
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