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Brewpoint Brewery Artists Impression
Brewpoint, the new flagship Bedford brewery, venue and home of Wells & Co in Fairhill, near Clapham is gathering momentum, and the Bedford Independent...
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...
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...
A Facebook foodie page which aims to uncover Britain's hidden 'foodie' gems, has paid tribute to a local man with a review of Bedford's Mamma Concetta. Jonathan Thorpe, of nearby...
Spaghetti Johns outside
Bedfordian foodies have expressed their sadness this morning at the news that Spaghetti Johns on Castle Lane, Bedford has closed. In a statement on their Facebook...
Devonshire Arms
The landlord of a much-loved Bedford pub has been chosen to front a national campaign asking people to support their local. Ronnie Toms, who runs the Devonshire Arms with his wife Rebecca...
McDonalds
As social distancing becomes a reality and more staff and customers enter self-isolation, many of Bedford's shops and businesses are temporarily closing...
The Barley Mow - the country's longest-established and much-loved LGBT venue - is back in safe hands following the departure of its disgraced former...
Liz at the Welly
Twelve years after she pulled her first pint at the Wellington Arms, Liz Sutton is now taking her rightful place behind the bar and with her name above the door. “I started...
The Gallery cafe on Howard Street (formerly Délices) opens its doors on Saturday 9 February following a complete refurbishment and unveils a collaboration with Companions...
Jemz Caribbean
Bedford takeaway restaurant, Jemz Caribbean, has been named 'Best World Cuisine' for the southern region in this year's Food Awards England. The Ampthill Road restaurant is run by...
3 St. Peter's Bar
A new private members club has opened in Bedford, bringing with it a touch of class and a warm welcome to anyone looking for something different on a night out. 3 St. Peter's has been...