The Spa at Bedford Lodge

Bury Road, Newmarket, CB8 7BX

From £62.00 per person

Our customer rating: 5/5

About

Whenever your to-do list starts piling up, there’s only one thing for it - take yourself off to the idyllic haven that is The Spa at Bedford Lounge. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the grounds of the gorgeously Georgian Bedford Lodge hotel you’ll find everything you need to press life’s reset button. 

From weekend breaks to calming spa days, at this five-bubble-rated beauty, nothing will come between you and your zen. Set on the edge of the historic town of Newmarket, just adjacent to the racecourse, this enchanting retreat was once owned by the Duke of Bedford. Today the former hunting lodge’s period charm has been artfully fused with chic, contemporary design flair. 

Check-in then chill-out. With 77 elegantly appointed rooms, each a harmonious blend of modern luxury and traditional elegance, it’s hard not to feel relaxed here. But for those seeking complete rejuvenation, the award-winning Spa at Bedford Lodge is an experience not to be missed. 

Tiptoe down lavender-lined paths away from the hotel and into a serene world of wellness, housed in a charming Victorian building. With an array of top-notch ESPA and beauty treats to tempt you, there’s also a hydrotherapy pool with five unique water experiences, a rooftop hot tub with incredible views and a sumptuous thermal suite. Here with someone extra special? Enjoy a ritual together from the comfort of a suite designed for two.

The hotel offers three acres of glorious grounds to explore, and the world-famous town of Newmarket is right on the doorstep. The National Horseracing Museum is close by, as is the one of the finest racecourses in the UK. If you’re keen to explore, the celebrated towns of Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds are worth a visit, and Thetford Forest is also within easy reach.

As evening falls, the dining experience at the two AA-rosette-winning Squires takes centre stage. The restaurant, with its cosy ambiance, modern décor, and exquisite art, offers a delightful setting for dinner, or a dangerously good cocktail or two, before you drift off to bed.

Popular Facilities

  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Outdoor rooftop hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Ice fountain
  • Experience showers
  • Gymnasium (residents only)
  • Relaxation room
  • Solarium (chargeable)
  • Rasul (chargeable)
  • Dry floatation (chargeable)
  • Spa lounge
  • 2AA rosette Squires Restaurant
  • Roxana Bar
  • Private dining

Packages

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All About Me Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, up to 30 minutes
  • One course lunch and soft drink
  • Full use of the spa facilities
  • Branded sliders and tote bag to take away
  • Arrive from 10am (Sat and Sun arrive from 9am)
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From £140.00 per person

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Midweek Meno-Pause Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, 75 minutes
  • Cup of ESPA sleep herbal tea
  • A gift of bath/body oil to take home (worth £34)
  • Three hours use of the spa facilities
  • Branded sliders and tote bag to take away
  • Arrival time TBA
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Modern Alchemy Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, 90 minutes
  • One course lunch and a glass of Prosecco
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Spa bag and slippers to take home
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From £150.00 per person

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1 Night Spa Ritual Break

  • Overnight accommodation
  • One course lunch and soft drink
  • Full English breakfast
  • Full use of the spa facilities from 10am until 3.30pm on day of arrival
  • Branded sliders and tote bag to take away
  • Please note: Supplements will apply for Racing and Tattersall’s Sales dates
  • Check in from 2pm - Room departure 11am
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From £210.00 per person

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1 Night Modern Alchemy Spa Break

  • 1 treatment, 90 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation in a King Bedroom
  • Glass of Prosecco on arrival
  • One course lunch in the spa lounge
  • Full English breakfast
  • ESPA gift set (worth over £35.00) to take home
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
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  • Check in from 2pm - Room departure 11am
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From £243.75 per person

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1 Night Midweek Relaxation Spa Break

  • 1 treatment, up to 60 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • One course lunch and a soft drink in the spa
  • Full English breakfast
  • Full use of the spa facilities
  • Branded sliders and tote bag to take away
  • Please note: Supplements will apply for Racing and Tattersall’s Sales dates
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From £310.00 per person

Coffee, Chat and Chill

  • A hot drink of your choice
  • Two hours use of the spa facilities
  • Arrive at 12pm
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From £62.00 per person

Moonlight Bubbles

  • A cocktail or glass of Champagne
  • Branded tote bag and slippers to take home
  • Three hours use of the spa facilities
  • Arrive at 4pm
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From £75.00 per person

Pamper and Prosecco Experience

  • 1 treatment, 35 minutes
  • Glass of Prosecco
  • Branded sliders and tote bag to take away
  • Two hours use of the spa facilities
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From £95.00 per person

Ladies That Lunch Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, 45 minutes
  • One course lunch and a glass of Prosecco
  • Two hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Branded sliders and tote bag to take away
  • Arrive at 11am
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From £99.00 per person

Spa Ritual

  • One course lunch and soft drink
  • Full use of the spa facilities
  • Branded sliders and tote bag to take away
  • Arrival at 10am
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Dusk and Dine

  • £35pp allocation towards dinner in the award-winning Squires Restaurant
  • Three hours use of the spa facilities
  • Branded sliders and tote bag to take away
  • Arrive at 4pm
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From £100.00 per person

Evening Bliss

  • 1 treatment, up to 30 minutes
  • Three hours use of the spa facilities
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  • Arrive at 4pm
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Pick and Mix Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, up to 60 minutes
  • One course lunch with a soft drink
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
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From £155.00 per person

Recovery and Restful Ritual Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, up to 60 minutes
  • One course lunch with soft drink
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From £185.00 per person

1 Night Dusk to Dine Break

  • Overnight accommodation
  • £35pp allocation towards dinner in the award-winning Squires Restaurant
  • Full English breakfast
  • Full use of the spa facilities from 4pm until 7pm on day of arrival
  • Branded sliders and tote bag to take away
  • Please note: Supplements will apply for Racing and Tattersall’s Sales dates
  • Check in from 2pm - Room departure 11am
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From £190.00 per person

1 Night Sunday Serenity Spa Break

  • 1 treatment, 35 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • One course lunch and soft drink
  • Full English breakfast
  • Full use of the spa facilities
  • Branded sliders and tote bag to take away
  • Please note: Supplements will apply for Racing and Tattersall’s Sales dates
  • Check in from 2pm - Room departure 11am
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From £260.00 per person

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Details

Towel and robes providedYes
Length of pool15m
No. of treatment rooms10
Dual treatment roomsYes
Max no. in group6
Lockers availableYes
Product houseESPA, Jessica, Lycon and Molton Brown
Spa Accessible accessYes
Minimum age16
Local attractionsNational Horseracing Museum, The Rowley Mile, National Stud, Historic Cambridge and Bury St. Edmunds
No. of bedrooms77
Check-in time14:00
Use facilities before check in timeYes
Dress codeSmart/casual
Hotel Accessible accessYes
Car parkingComplimentary
Electric car charging pointYes
Pets welcomeNo

Facilities

  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Outdoor rooftop hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Ice fountain
  • Experience showers
  • Gymnasium (residents only)
  • Relaxation room
  • Solarium (chargeable)
  • Rasul (chargeable)
  • Dry floatation (chargeable)
  • Spa lounge
  • 2AA rosette Squires Restaurant
  • Roxana Bar
  • Private dining

The Spa & Wellness at The Spa at Bedford Lodge

Seasoned spa-goer looking for something extra special? Step right this way. The five-bubble-rated Spa at Bedford Lodge has a mantelpiece positively groaning with awards, with its most recent accolade the highly-coveted AA Recommended Spa Award.

Tiptoe down the lavender-lined path from the hotel and you’ll soon see what all the fuss is about. Set in a beautiful white Victorian building surrounded by stunning rose gardens, it makes the perfect backdrop to your day of unwinding.

With your robe and slippers on, it’s time to try out the hydrotherapy pool. Double-height windows look out onto the outdoor seating area and beautiful gardens beyond. But while you won’t tire of the view, you won’t tire of the pool either, thanks to the five different water experiences on offer.

Suitably pummelled, it’s time to head upstairs to the rooftop hot tub. With spectacular views over Newmarket’s racing Gallops, it’s heated all year-round, and made to be enjoyed in any kind of weather. But on lazy summer days there’s nothing better than sunning yourself from the comfort of your lounger in this secluded, intimate space - preferably with something bubbly in hand.

Throughout your day you’ll find plenty of cosy nooks to curl up in with a magazine. The spa mezzanine has relaxing beds, while the stunning relaxation room is always on-hand for that all-important post-massage snooze.

Spa rituals take place in one of ten zen-like treatment rooms, with heated beds that just add to your bliss. But before your treatment, make sure you take a trip to the thermal area with its hammam table to loosen muscular tensions and allow your mind to relax. 

The Gym & Fitness at The Spa at Bedford Lodge

Is the gym your tonic? A trip to Bedford Lodge’s on-site Health & Fitness Club will keep you feeling motivated. Available free of charge to overnight guests, it features state-of-the-art Life Fitness treadmills, cross trainers and bikes to help you work up a sweat. Prefer to pump some iron? There’s also resistance equipment, free weights and exercise mats for whole-body workouts.

Fully air-conditioned, there’s a surround sound system and large, flat-screen TVs to make every workout feel like a breeze. Don’t like to go it alone? A weekly timetable of classes take place in the fitness studio, from power yoga to barre. Hotel residents can book at reception and it costs just £6 per class (price subject to change).

If the gym’s not your style, make sure you pack your walking boots as some spectacular walks await you from the hotel’s front door. Make sure you don’t leave town without paying at least one visit to Newmarket’s famous Gallops. Just adjacent to the hotel, these 2,500 acres of training grounds are used on a daily basis by over 3,000 of the town’s equine residents for their morning exercise!

However, after the horses have left for the day you can walk along the Gallops for panoramic views of the town. Try to spot The Millennium Stand at the Rowley Mile Racecourse or the roof of the famed sales ring at Tattersalls.

Restaurants & Food at The Spa at Bedford Lodge

After a long hard day spent unwinding and spoiling yourself, there’s nothing nicer than a delicious meal and a cocktail (or two). And, at The Spa at Bedford Lodge, you won’t go hungry (or thirsty) for long. Some chic dining spaces await you, from the relaxed and robe-friendly to something that’s well worth getting dressed up for.

The Spa Lounge

Comfortable and informal, this is the place to head for tasty breakfasts, healthy lunches or indulgent afternoon teas. Open throughout the day and evening, there’s Champagne and wine served by the glass, as well as fresh juices and coffees and teas. And, with a range of platters to share for two or more, your visit to the spa just got even more sociable.

Roxana Bar

With a roaring log fire in the winter and a sunny outdoor terrace with glorious views in the summer, Roxana serves a bar menu of snacks, small plates and sandwiches. With fabulous brunches and tempting afternoon teas, it’s also the place to go to try the hotel’s dangerously good ‘cocktail of the month’.  

Squires Restaurant

There’s nothing nicer than rounding off your spa visit with a spot of fine dining. The hotel’s two AA Rosette-winning restaurant won’t disappoint, thanks to its cosy atmosphere and menu brimming with locally-sourced produce. They’re so proud of the provenance of their food that the hotel has even made a Google map of its suppliers to show they all lie within a 50 mile radius!

 

Spa Location

The Spa at Bedford Lodge

The Spa at Bedford Lodge

Bury Road
Newmarket
CB8 7BX
01638 676 130

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How to get to the Spa?

By train: The nearest train station, Newmarket, is a 20-minute walk or five-minute taxi ride away. Trains from Newmarket call at Ipswich or Cambridge. If you’re coming via Cambridge, there are trains every hour with only a 20 minute journey time. 

By bus: The nearest bus stop is at St Agnes Church, directly across Bury Road from the entrance to Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa. There is a regular bus service from Cambridge with a journey time of around one hour running every hour throughout the day.

By car: Bedford Lodge is close to the A14, A11 and M11. It’s a 20-minute drive from Cambridge and just an hour’s drive from central London. The postcode for your satnav is CB8 7BX.

Parking: The hotel has free parking facilities for up to 120 cars, along with electric vehicle charging.

Reviews

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Relaxing spa day
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

We really enjoyed our day at the spa with a lovely relaxing back massage. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and modern. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Carol Sullivan, Herts

Perfect day
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

We had an amazing day at Bedford Lodge. A really lovely spa, excellent service and facilities. Loved the rooftop hot tub, and nice and quiet.

Caroline Danby, Hertfordshire

Fabulous
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

From the moment we arrived everything was very good from greet at reception, treatments, lunch and all amenities were lovely and clean. A very enjoyable day for me and my daughters.

Michelle French, High Wycombe

So relaxing
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

I visited the spa with my partner. We booked spa access and had a light afternoon tea. The spa facilities were amazing, lots of options to choose from. I loved that the spa was small as it made it feel more personal. We were looked after very well all the way through. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The afternoon tea was delicious! We’d definitely go back again for a break away from reality.

Ellen Unsworth, Cambridge

Chill & Chat
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

Lovely experience. Such a calm relaxing atmosphere. Staff friendly & welcoming. Thank you to all.

Linda Clapp, Royston

Lovely spa
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

Love it here! This is my second visit and it's great. Really clean, and the hydrotherapy pool is wonderful. We went for the moonlight bubbles which was great - it's a lot quieter at that time, plus being in a spa with the darkness outside is so relaxing!

Lyndsey Sharpe, Milton Keynes

Great place for Sunday Lunch.
5 / 5

Lovely Sunday lunch to celebrate Father's Day. We went as 4 adults and had a delicious meal, Great options and I rang ahead to organise a Vegan option for me. Lovely setting and atmosphere, staff...... Read more

A brilliant hotel in Newmarket, with a fantastic restaurant.
5 / 5

A brilliant hotel in Newmarket. The beds are extremely comfortable, the staff is very friendly and helpful. The Squires restaurant is one of the best that I have experienced, and the manager (Hector...... Read more

Love it here
5 / 5

Love this place. Spa amazing! Even the hotel pool area which you don't pay extra for is nice. Evening drinks area was lovely and breakfast was incredible quality. Staff are first class made me feel...... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Spa at Bedford Lodge serve afternoon tea?

Nothing beats a classic afternoon tea, and the quintessentially British pastime oozes indulgence at The Spa at Bedford Lodge. You can sip and socialise in the delightfully informal surroundings of the Spa Lounge, which offers a light afternoon tea of dainty finger sandwiches, carrot cake, scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam. You can even eat it without leaving the comfort of your snuggly robe, for the ultimate in decadence.

But if you fancy getting dressed up, there is another option. Afternoon tea in the Bedford Lodge Hotel can be enjoyed by a cosy fire in Squires Restaurant, in the laid-back Roxana Bar or out on the beautiful terrace overlooking the gardens. Teas are themed with the seasons, and there’s even the option of a children’s portions so the little ones don’t miss out. Alongside the usual favourites you’ll find homemade Newmarket sausage rolls, made with the town’s famous bangers. 

Does The Spa at Bedford Lodge have a swimming pool?

Water babies are well-catered for here! Get your laps in at the stunning 15m indoor pool in the Health & Fitness Club, which is also where you’ll find the gym and studio. There’s also a huge hydrotherapy pool at the spa with five unique water experiences to savour along with a spectacular outdoor hot tub on the rooftop terrace for views over the racing paddocks. 

Where is The Spa at Bedford Lodge?

Nestled in the picturesque Suffolk countryside, The Spa at Bedford Lodge is set within the grounds of the Bedford Lodge hotel, a spectacular 18th-century hunting lodge. But despite its tranquil setting, the town of Newmarket, famous for its horse racing heritage, is just a short walk away. In fact the hotel couldn’t be closer to the heart of the racing action as it’s right beside the famous training ‘gallops’, where every morning horses and riders from Newmarket’s 50 or so stables charge up and down.

For those more interested in art and culture than horse racing, the lively town of Bury St. Edmunds is around 14 miles west of the spa, offering a variety of museums, galleries, and theatres. Explore the imposing ruins of St Edmundsbury Cathedral or take a wander through the enchanting Abbey Gardens.

Here with the car? Drive 14 miles east of The Spa at Bedford Lodge and you’ll get to Cambridge, the picturesque university town packed with history - and fantastic retail opportunities.

What are the rooms like at The Spa at Bedford Lodge?

In a word, fabulous! After a day of pampering, there’s nothing nicer than sleeping under the Egyptian cotton linen and cosy throws on a king-size bed in one Bedford Lodge’s 80 luxurious bedrooms. From suites to interconnecting rooms, all are tastefully designed and feature state-of-the-art televisions, complimentary Molton Brown products, fluffy robes, and posh tea and coffee.

Is The Spa at Bedford Lodge accessible?

Yes it is. Although there’s no hoist into the pool, over at the hotel there are accessible bedrooms with full wet room facilities, level access and lifts.

What time is check-in and check-out at Bedford Lodge?

Check-in is at 3pm and check-out is 11am.

Is there a dress code at The Spa at Bedford Lodge?

You can leave your finest black tie and ball gown at home. Snuggly robes are the order of the day at the spa, and even in the hotel itself there’s no formal dress code. That said, guests generally wear smart/casual attire when dining at the elegant Squires Restaurant.

Is The Spa at Bedford Lodge family friendly?

Although you must be over 16 to have a treatment, children can swim in the 15m indoor pool between 8am and 11am, and 2pm to 6pm every day of the week.

Over at the hotel you’ll find children’s meals, including child-size portions of afternoon tea. Then, when it’s time for their bedtime stories, there are interconnecting rooms along with suites big enough for the whole family to spread out. 

Is The Spa at Bedford Lodge dog-friendly?

Sorry, no dogs allowed at the hotel or the spa.

Does The Spa at Bedford Lodge have a golf course?

No, there’s no golf course at The Spa at Bedford Lodge, but there is one just two miles away. Links Golf Course Newmarket was established way back in 1902, making it one of the oldest courses in Cambridgeshire. The 18-hole parkland course boasts stunning views across the racecourse, is playable all-year-round and welcomes visitors.