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The Longholme Cafe is on the banks of Longholme Lake. Image: The Longholme Cafe.
With spring approaching it’s a perfect time to talk about The Longholme, one of Bedford’s most popular spots to enjoy delicious food and drink, especially as it makes the most of its location between...
Paris House Woburn Phil Fanning and team during service
While I wouldn’t consider myself a full-on-foody, I love food and feel I know enough about it to tell when I’m about to experience something special. I got this feeling the moment I walked through...
Brewpoint X Bedford Homebrewers: Blazing Puds. Image: Bedford Homebrewers
A Christmas-themed barley wine which was the winning beer in the Bedford Homebrewers' fifth anniversary brew-off, will be on sale from Friday (15 December) at Brewpoint and Beerfly...
Dead Pubs of Bedfordshire Volume II. Image: Lloyd Lugsden
The sequel to the book Dead Pubs of Bedfordshire Volume I - the imaginatively titled Dead Pubs of Bedfordshire Volume II - has been published just in time for Christmas. The perfect stocking filler for...
The Three Cups on Newnham Road will reopen this Wednesday (22 November) with Bedford's youngest landlord behind the bar - and you could win a £50 tab to spend there. Fin Eaton is just 24 but...
You’ve carefully researched the perfect coffee machine for your budget, space, and preferences - now what coffee beans should you use in it? Before we look deeper at how to pick coffee beans...
One of Bedford’s best-loved pubs, The Forester’s Arms has reopened its doors under new ownership and is looking forward to welcoming locals back through the doors. The Union Street pub has been taken...
Bedford’s very own brewery taproom is kicking off the Summer in style with a weekend of beer, food and music on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July – and you’re invited! With just two weeks to go and with tickets selling...
Ditch the dull Dad gifts and WIN a money-can’t-buy Father’s Day prize from Brewpoint Brewery, Bedford. Socks? No, did that for Christmas. Aftershave? Got him that last year. Dads have got to be the...
Recently picked potatoes in the hands of a farmer
Last week Sainsbury’s had an offer for 2.5 kg bags of potatoes for 19p. You could also get a kilo of carrots, a swede or half a kilo... of parsnips for the unbelievably...
Liz Blackford-Sutton, landlady of the award-winning Welllington Arms in Bedford
The landlady and staff at one of Bedford’s most popular pubs are celebrating the presentation of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) award for North Bedfordshire...
brewpoint-taster glass
Christmas is coming to Bedford and it’s time to start thinking about presents. Have you got someone in the family impossible to buy for, a beer connoisseur, or perhaps you’re after a family experience...