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Summer 2022 in Bedford is already shaping up nicely and there's a new addition to the festival calendar with the county's first event dedicated to gin on 25 June. Bedfordshire...
Food and drink is synonymous with Christmas; whether it's spending time with friends and family or heading out for a festive party. After last year's December lockdown...
Devonshire Arms
Bedford's Devonshire Arms on Dudley Street has been named the North Bedfordshire CAMRA Pub of the Year. Each year the local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) chooses...
(L-R) Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith Badminton Olympians at Bedford's FatCap Smokhouse.
A Bedford restaurant got a welcome surprise this week when two of Team GB's Olympic Badminton stars came along for a date night treat. Lauren Smith and Marcus Ellis, who competed in the...
A new gourmet deli and kitchen will open its doors on Newnham Street today, built on 40 years of food and business expertise in Bedford. Based in the old ‘Fred’s Chippy’ on Newnham Street, the shop...
There are just a couple of hours left to support the Foxy Wings crowdfunder, aiming to raise £40,000 to launch their riverside restaurant in Bedford. After hitting their initial £20,000 target in...
Local legend, Tom Grennan, was back in Bedford for the bank holiday weekend and made time to sample a cocktail with his name on it. FatCap Smokehouse on Castle Lane added the Tom Grennan...
Bedford's newest food and drink venue reopens today (Thursday) and is one of the town's best-kept secrets. With access off Goldington Road, The Burrow is a purpose-built bar...
Despite lockdown preventing Wells & Co. from inviting visitors into their new home, Brewpoint, since building completed in July 2020, the team are using technology to bring the Brewpoint experience...
Many of Bedford's independent restaurants and cafes are still able to open for takeaways and deliveries - and they'd love to hear from you...
Brewpoint's Brewteam
Brewing is well under way as Bedford's newest brewery, Well's and Co's Brewpoint, opens its doors to the public this week. The brewery has been slowly taking shape at Cut Throat Lane...
The Cock at Pavenham
Pubs around Bedford Borough say business is picking up and they've seen brand new customers joining their loyal regulars in the two months since re-opening after lockdown. The government...