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The Knife and Cleaver Information


The Knife & Cleaver is an award winning gastropub & hotel nestled in the village of Houghton Conquest. Our menus are bursting with delicous dishes, using great quality local produce. Whatever your reason for dropping in you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome and amazing food. Join us in our restaurant, bar, beautiful outside courtyard, our gardens, marquee or our private dining rooms. First built in 1442, once an old farmhouse has become this quaint and charming country Inn and Hotel renowned for delicious food with an emphasis on great ingredients with local charm and warm friendly hospitality. An idyllic setting tailored especially for you The beautiful renovated garden area encapsulates a magical garden summer wedding, complete with a magical aisle leading to a beautiful pergola for your wedding ceremony adjacent to a glass garden room for all your guests to witness your magical moment.

“The knife and cleaver” is part of the Copper Birch inns brand, a gastro pub group belong to the family of restaurants under the Great British Inns company. The Copper Birch Inns group celebrates the character of each individual pub and the community it belongs too. The Copper Birch Inn Group stands for quality, friendly service, excellent local sourced ingredients, talented chefs, freshly prepared food, integrity and value. We focus on creating memorable experiences for all of our guests, whether visiting us for a drink or dining with friends & family. We emphasise to our team members the importance of committing to giving the utmost attention to detail in order for our customers to receive top notch and friendly service.

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Barriers in main areas
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Masks for guests
  • Gloves for guests
  • Guest protective clothing encouraged
  • Staggered check-in
  • Reduced occupancy
  • No shared stationery
  • Common area doors left open
  • Outside air ventilation
  • First aid kit
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Sanitised tableware


  • Bar
  • Books, DVD, games
  • On-site entertainment
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Restaurant
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Bike lock-up
  • Meet & greet service
  • Cleaning service
  • Plug adapters
  • Terrace
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Fire alarms with lights
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Designated smoking area
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Breakfast served in restaurant


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Long-term parking

Children's Facilities

  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Business facilities
  • Fax machine
  • Meeting rooms
  • Photocopying
  • Printing
  • Conference & events


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options
  • To-go breakfast


  • Check in
    14:00 21:00
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Woburn Safari park (6.8 miles)
    A large wild safari park 
  • Road from Woburn Abbey (9.9 miles)
    A historical House
  • Road from waitrose (2.8 miles)
    Nearest supermarket
  • Road from Central Bedfordshire (7.1 miles)
    Local town

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