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    Overview
    The Bedford Village Inn 10 acre complex is on the site of the old Gordon working farm, built in 1810. With thought and planning the original Gordon residence became the restaurant, while the huge barn was transformed to The Inn and Great Hall. The twin silos once standing in the field housing silage for the farm animals were carefully moved then restored and now serve as sentries at the entrance to the Great Hall, passageway to 14 of our luxurious guest suites.

    The newest addition to the Bedford Village Inn property (and Bedford’s oldest building, circa 1763) is the restored Woodbury Cottage that provides luxurious accommodations for an overnight or an event headquarters.

    The Inn

    Each of our 14 guest suites is individually appointed to delight and comfort our tired guests. We offer four levels of accommodations -- the spacious Gordon and Summit apartment-suites opening onto the central garden; Executive Suites with wet bar, 1 ½ baths and a sunny deck; Deluxe Suites with two large rooms and a wet bar; and our lovely open Luxury Suites with a spacious sitting area. The drape of a beautiful fabric, the luxury of one-of-a-kind furniture or the crafted details in even the smallest piece are intended to please our guests.

    Each room offers a comfortable four-poster king-sized bed, private whirlpool bath, Italian marble and polished brass. And, mindful of your practical needs, all rooms are smart-wired for complimentary high-speed Internet access, 32” flat screen HDTV, DVD entertainment system, premium movie channels, and CD player with MP3/ipod access.

    Great Hall

    Even the most cursory glance at our list of Awards will give you an idea of the level of culinary excellence achieved by the chefs at the Bedford Village Inn Restaurant. The contemporary regional New England cuisine is the crown jewel of the estate, garnering myriad accolades and distinguishing it on a national level. The charming building itself however, is comprised of  seven unique dining rooms – each an apt setting for the world-class cuisine from our nationally acclaimed Four Diamond culinary team.

    The Milk Room, a common room in the Great Hall, is a popular location for a small get together and quick business meetings. Not surprisingly, the details for every wedding, banquet, reunion or business function can be left in the hands of our experienced wedding and banquet staff, so you can be the relaxed host of up to 220 delighted guests.

    The Restaurant

    Even the most cursory glance at our list of Awards will give you an idea of the level of culinary excellence achieved by the chefs at the Bedford Village Inn Restaurant. The contemporary regional New England cuisine is the crown jewel of the estate, garnering myriad accolades and distinguishing it on a national level. The charming building itself however, is comprised of  seven unique dining rooms – each an apt setting for the world-class cuisine from our nationally acclaimed Four Diamond culinary team.

    The décor of each room creates a mood that complements the fare. Certified Sommelier Jon Carnevale’s wine cellar features over 700 distinguished labels from around the world and houses over 8,000 bottles from which guests can select the perfect vintage to complement dinner.

    Tavern

    Each of our eight dining rooms has a distinct atmosphere – its own personality. Nowhere is this more apparent than in our cozy informal Tavern. Drop in for a quick lunch with co-workers or a relaxed dinner with old chums. Tuck yourself into one of the pickety little nooks while you try to make you decision, but be warned: though the tavern is casual, we think you’ll be impressed by the lighter fare available on the Tavern menu.

    But if you prefer to have a fuller luncheon or anything from our complete dinner menu, we’ll be glad to serve it along with your selection from our celebrated wine cellar.

    Corks – A Wine Bar

    New as of November 2008.  The Bedford Village Inn has been known for its impressive wine cellar for over 20 years offering 8,000 bottles and 750 labels for both the novice and sophisticated enophile.  We’ve created an elegant, unpretentious wine bar worthy of honoring excellence and toasting great wines by the glass or the bottle.  Bamboo floors, rich cherry wood paneling, gold flecked cork wallpaper, leather and plush seating, an ultra modern fireplace, and an under-lit onyx bar all combine to create our sophisticated Urban Chic atmosphere.

    Certified Sommelier Jon Carnevale  oversees the wine program blending the old with the new.  A 16 bottle Enomatic cruvinet system from Italy uses argon gas to preserve the delicate flavors of exotic wines not usually found by the glass but offered at Corks by the ounce.  And there will always be something new to taste, including special barrel samples, flights and personal blends.

    Corks, of course, offers a full bar and beer on tap along with an exceptional menu.

    The artwork is as original as the room itself.  Acclaimed artist Gerard Puvis from France has created beautiful lithographs using foil wraps from vintage wine bottles to create art forms that are as unique as the process suggests. 

    A state of the art customized sound system  ensures that your music “pairs” well with your choice of wines. Come celebrate at Corks!!

    For inquires about private parties, please contact our Sales Department 800.350.1660.

    The Woodbury Cottage

    Just steps from the main Inn is The Woodbury Cottage, an elegant eight + room Federal style Colonial guest cottage that offers a private world of its own. With three spacious bedrooms and a charming chamber à coucher, three baths, a gorgeous living room, dining room, full kitchen and snug library, this latest addition to the Bedford Village Inn estate is perfect for an impressive business meeting, a corporate retreat or the headquarters for an unforgettable wedding party.

    contact information

    Address:

    2 Olde Bedford Way
    Bedford, NH 03110

    Phone/Fax:

    603-472-2001
    603-472-2379
    1-800-852-1166

    Website:

    www.bedfordvillageinn.com

    Press Contact

    Jack Carnevale, President
    603.472.2001

    press releases

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    reviews from citysearch

    Out of this World!!

    Posted by bluehorseshoe
    My Husband and I dined here last night and all I can say is WOW! What a gem! the grounds are absolutely breathtaking. Coming from Boston like us it was well worth the trip. The food was amazing the service was great. Again all I can say is wow! we will be back soon! -Barbara & Tim

    • Pros: Food, Romantic Atmosphere
    • Overall user rating: Highly Recommended

     

    A Luxurious Treat

    Posted by thewebs
    This is a restaurant to go to when you want gourmet food and luxurious atmosphere and service! We are never rushed and our tastebuds are always rewarded. Their clam chowder is better than anyone else’s! My husband and I have gone to several special dinners/events here and always have a great time. BVI is luxurious but not stuffy -- the waitstaff is very friendly and accommodating.

    • Pros: Luxurious, Makes you feel pampered
    • Cons: Not good for young children
    • Overall user rating: Highly Recommended

     

    Great Place for a Date!

    Posted by jph2877
    I recently took a date to this restaurant. We initially went to dine in their Tavern after hearing about it from a friend. The Tavern was really busy so we gave our name to the host and decided to view the rest of the building. As we came around the corner and into the main dining room we were greeted by another host who very graciously gave us a tour of their many dining rooms. I believe there are eight total, not exactly sure.

    Each one was decorated differently with a style all their own. We found a nice cozy candlelit table in a small room and asked to be cancelled from the waitlist. The dinner was one of the most romantic I have had. The wine list is extraordinary and the food looks like art on a plate. We chose to dine off their special tasting menu. Wine is paired with it and each course is a surprise. You have a list of possible options that may be served but I guess they change daily. We chose the six course option but you can have as many as ten! All in all it was a great experience. The service was very personable too.

    • Pros: Ambience, menu creativity, wine list
    • Overall user rating: Highly Recommended

     

    Best Lobster Dumplings on the planet!

    Posted by mmdmns
    My fiance and I went into the tavern and felt completely at home. The atmosphere, service and food exceed our expectations.

    • Overall user rating: Highly Recommended

    guest comments

    The following are excerpts from some of the letters we have received:

    "From the warm greetings at the door to the final goodbyes, all of you were so gracious and accommodating."

    "Our son, Mark surprised us with a 50th Anniversary Party last Sunday in the Great Hall. It was a beautiful affair and I want to thank you for your efforts. Please thank your entire staff for the excellent service and attentiveness. It was a day we will never forget and all of you at The Bedford Village Inn made it so."

    "Dinner was outstanding and the service and ambiance flawless. Our guests are still talking about the fabulous evening."

    " Thanks and appreciation to anyone involved in the presentation of my daughter's wedding. Everything was perfect from start to finish. The personal touch, courtesy, superior service were noticed and appreciated by all. The food was superb, the service excellent, your chef rates a ten in our book. I've received numerous calls from guests absolutely raving about The Bedford Village Inn."

    "Thank you to all. Our daughter's wedding met and exceeded our every expectation. The food was excellent, the service was always present, but never obtrusive. The gardens and flowers were beautiful. We just can't speak in anything but superlatives."

    "The Christmas decorations this year are gorgeous. I didn't think it was possible, but every year seems to be more beautiful."

    "Everything was great - the food, the drink, and, of course, the service. I was very impressed by the number of people who came to the party - who don't usually attend these obligatory 'corporate' functions. I can't tell you how many people said something to the effect of, 'I never miss a chance to come to a party at The Bedford Village Inn.' Just an indication of the unique and exceptional character of the place in the minds of a number of folks."

    "Our dining experience was truly memorable. The service was impeccable, the food was incredible and the presentation was breathtaking."

    "Even though it was necessary to do all of the advance planning long distance, I never had a moment's distress due to your attention to detail and evident concern for my satisfaction. I felt confident dealing with you and the confidence was not misplaced. Our event was a great success thanks to you and your fine staff."

    "I have never been to such a beautiful place. Everywhere you look, the attention to detail is evident. We had a marvelous experience. Thank you."
    "We had the most wonderful, romantic dinner at your restaurant last week. Everything was perfect!"

    "We loved our stay here. Just like your brochure says, we really felt tension drain when we walked into our room. Our room was lovely and so comfortable. The restaurant was wonderful. Thank you for our memorable stay."

    "We were delighted beyond words with the enormous success at our Wedding Reception held at The Bedford Village Inn. ...your staff is by far 'the best' we have ever had the pleasure to work with. The professionalism and attention to detail is unsurpassed. Superlatives like wonderful, magnificent, stupendous do not convey the magnitude of our gratitude to all of your staff in making our event so successful."

    "I have been reminiscing and smiling ever since last Friday night. The only word to describe the wedding was magical!"

    " I just wanted to tell you how much my husband and I enjoyed our dinner last evening. You made our wedding anniversary perfect! We woke up this morning wishing it was yesterday so we could do it all over again."