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A little about The Flying Horse

Whether you stop by for a light bite to eat, a celebratory three course dinner, or a romantic lunch on a summer’s day, The Flying Horse is sure to satisfy all of your requirements, no matter what the occasion.

Tucked away in an impressive barn conversion in the Maulden, Warren, and Clophill Woods, this pub, bar, and restaurant offers a great choice of dishes that have been expertly prepared by our superbly talented chefs, using only the freshest ingredients.

Boasting cosy yet stylish corners, a lively atmosphere, and a unique dining room, when you step into The Flying Horse, you’ll be able to tuck into seasonal dishes, as well as a wide selection of wines, ales and lagers which are served daily from lunch right through until dinner.

Of course, if you require any further information about our delicious menus or special offers, or you would simply like to make a booking, please do not hesitate to get in touch! Our friendly and helpful team is always on hand to answer any of your questions.

A little about The Flying Horse
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Perfect for any occasion

Situated in the village of Clophill in the Fit River Valley, Bedford, The Fly Horse is easily accessible by rail, road and on foot.

If you’re driving, enter the village on the A6 and you’ll immediately see The Flying Horse.

For those travelling to us by rail, the closest train station is Flitwick Railway Station, which is just an eight-minute drive away.

Join us and enjoy our magnificent interiors and a fabulous outdoor dining space that’s perfect for alfresco dining.

Keeping Busy in Clophill

Located in the picturesque village of Clophill in Bedford, The Flying Horse is surrounded by things to do, see, and experience all year round.

Both the Greensand Ridge Walk and Greensand Cycle Way pass through Clophill. As you walk through the village, make sure you call into The Flying Horse for a refreshing drink or a delicious bite to eat.

If you’re looking for a dose of history and culture, Houghton House is the shell of a 17th century mansion that offers magnificent views over the area and is great for exploring. The structure was said to have inspired the House Beautiful in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress.

Alternatively, head to Wrest Park to explore the evolution of the English garden as you stroll through three centuries of landscape design. With a host of gardens to discover, as well as a sculpture gallery, archaeological collections, and a children’s play area, there’s something for the whole family.

Slightly further afield, but definitely worth the trip, Hitchen Lavender Farm is simply stunning. Walk through the 25 miles of lavender rows, pick your own fresh lavender, and take in the spectacular views of rural Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. After all that exploring, call into The Flying Horse to refuel with a delicious, freshly prepared meal.

Other attractions in the area include De Grey Mausoleum, Wrest Park, Bushmead Priory, Woburn Safari Park, The Forest of Marston Vale, Priory Country Park, and Woburn Abbey and Gardens.

A little about The Flying Horse