Bishop Woodford House is a purpose built retreat and conference centre opened in 1973 in the ancient cathedral city of Ely. It is just a few minutes walk from the beautiful cathedral, often referred to as "the ship of the Fens".
It is easily accessible by road from the M11, A14 and A10, and also by rail with good services to London and to the North and West.
Bishop Woodford House is located in the garden of the former Ely Theological College and is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. It benefits from being built relatively recently and offers the following facilities:
Accommodation is provided for up to 31 guests as follows:
2 single en-suite rooms.
2 twin en-suite bedrooms, one of which is accessible for those with disabilities.
2 twin en-suite bedrooms.
8 single en-suite rooms.
13 single bedrooms with wash basins (and showers, bathrooms and toilets close by)
All rooms are centrally heated.
We have an excellent reputation for our traditional family cooking, using as many fresh ingredients as possible.
The day starts at 8.30am with Continental breakfast which is followed by Morning coffee with home-made biscuits at around 11.00am and then lunch at 1.00pm. Afternoon tea with home-made cake is served about 4.00pm and Dinner is at 6.30pm.
Lunch and Dinner are usually two courses followed by coffee. For special occasions we offer a three course meal or a buffet style meal. We can cater for vegetarians and most dietary requirements with advanced notice. The dining room seats up to 48 people or up to 60 standing.
In the Woodford Room & Bar Morning Coffee and Afternoon Tea are served along with Coffee after lunch & dinner. People can come to this room to make tea & coffee throughout the day and fresh milk is always available here. It can also be used as a small syndicate room for around 6 people.
We also have a small but well stocked licensed bar for use by all guests of the House, with a variety of nonalcoholic as well as alcoholic drinks. This is to be found in the corner of the Woodford Room and will be opened as appropriate.
N.B. There are three other places situated around Bishop Woodford House where people can go and make tea and coffee throughout their stay.