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Brewhouse & Kitchen World Record
Bedford's Brewhouse & Kitchen has entered the record books after taking part in the world's largest beer tasting. The event last night saw around 70 local beer fans join over 1500 others across the UK to...
Five years after its dramatic renovation and re-launch, the D'Parys pub has revamped its bar and menu in time for Christmas. Owner, Bedford-based family brewer Charles Wells, has created a bar area in front of the...
Foresters Arms
The team at the Foresters Arms on Union Street is celebrating after picking up two accolades at Wells & Co.’s annual Pub Partner Awards...
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...
bbtea
A new tea shop with a difference has opened in town bringing a taste of Taiwan to our high street. bbtea, which is between The Rose and Wilko, has been opened by Jason Lee and...
Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Gourmet Burger Kitchen has confirmed it will close 17 restaurants as Famous Brands, the company that owns Gourmet Burger King, files for a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA). While the plan still needs approval, the company has...
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...
Companions bread
Real Bread Week starts this Saturday 22 February and to mark the occasion, Real Bread bakery, Companions is celebrating Bedford's diversity through...
Hops and Dreams
Bedford's newest beer festival is this weekend and you and a mate could be there thanks to the organisers and Bedford Independent. As media partners to what will be a beer lover's...
Giovanni and Amanda Orlandi of Riobello restaurant on St Mary's Street, Bedford, are celebrating receiving their Healthier Options award this week. Great news for health-conscious customers...
(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...
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...