Local Facilities


Our local train station is Kempston Hardwick (3 Miles), which provides a service between Bedford and Bletchley in Milton Keynes. To access trains from Milton Keynes to most destinations around the country you will need to catch a train or bus from Bletchley to Milton Keynes (Times are displayed on the time tables) or Bedford main line can access allot of destinations (Shown on the time tables).

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London Midland timetable Bletchley - Bedford for Mobile Phones PDF file format

London Midland timetable Bletchley - Bedford for all Other Devices PDF file format



Bus Services

Northbound  Houghton Conquest to Bedford and other destinations.

Southbound  Houghton Conquest to Ampthill and other destinations.


Local Takeaways that deliver to Houghton Conquest

  • Indian Food. Blue Ginger. (One of the best) Online Menu
  • Chinese Food. Oriental Fusion. Online Menu

Local Services.

  • Village store. Walkable. Open around 6:30 to 7:30 every day, Cash machine, Post Office, Newspapers, food and drink.
  • The Royal Oak. Village Pub Walkable. No food, cheap beer and local gossip. Fish and chip van Tuesday. More info
  • Knife and Cleaver. Restaurant Walkable. Good food, good beer and wine selection, not as cheap but you'll see why when you get there. More info
  • The Chequers, Pub. Ampthill Road. Drive towards Ampthill, (1.5 miles). More info
  • Stewertby Club (2 miles). Cheap beer Friday nights. Sometimes live bands. £1 membership. More Info
  • The Albion, Ampthill (3 miles). A real ale drinkers paradise. Always over 10 real ales. More Info
  • The Stone Jug, Clophill (About 2 miles if you go by country lanes) Great real ales and good company. More info
  • The Red Lion Wilstead. Sports pub with all the Premership games Info
  • The Woolpack Wilstead. Opposite the Red Lion, good for food. Info
  • Chinese Takeaway. Wilstead. Opposite the Woolpack. Probably the best local Chinese.
  • Wilstead Tandoori. Wilstead, Opposite the Woolpack. A good Indian takeaway, reasonably priced. Info
  • Portu Gallos. Much nicer than a KFC. Can be ordered befre collecting. Really good Portuguese chicken ! Info
  • Lakeside fish and chips. Wixhams. Info
  • Pats Pizza. Wootton. Deliver or collect. Pizzas, Fish-Chips, Kebabs, Burgers etc. Info
  • Supermarkets. All are about 10 - 15 minutes drive away. In Kempston, Lidl and Sainsbury. Ampthill Road Bedford, Morrisons and a new Aldi opening soon. Tesco is in Flitwick.
  • Interchange Retail Park. Only 4 miles away, easy to get too, and has numerous shops and KFC, Burger King and MacDonalds. Info


  • There are plenty of great walks if its a warm evening. See here
  • Or you might find some other stuff here at Houghton-Online