Here’s Tim’s pick of the best things about our fine town, including a well-deserved mention for Gareth Barber…
Name: Tim Edwards
Occupation: Professional Beerfly
Born here of blow in? Well, I’m reasonably local, I came to school here and have been living here for 4 years.
Best thing about Bedford? Where to start? The Indie businesses, the energetic, entrepreneurial people, the beautiful Embankment? I love Bedford Park too and love having such a great space so close to us. It’s certainly an underrated town particularly for green spaces!
Best place to get a coffee or cuppa? Vanilla Tree just down on St. Cuthbert’s. Great place, great people and great coffee.
Best breakfast? Haha! I quite like Sainsburys café. Sorry! For a more interesting setting I like the Longholme too.
The one place you’d recommend to visitors? One place?! The first place we went to when we moved here was The Higgins Museum, they do a great job of curating interesting exhibitions.
Ever read John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress? No sorry. Looks like there’s a new animated film (according to Google), so I might see if I can persuade my son to sit through it with me.
Bedford’s best boozer? I don’t get out as much as I’d like. Obviously, Beerfly has a great range of different beers and friendly staff J I also like Brewhouse & Kitchen on the High Street or The Ship for sports.
Best Bedfordian? I think what Gareth Barber does for the town is incredible, I wish I could get down to Esquires more. The range of events he puts on and maintaining an independent music venue with 2 young children, he deserves a lot of credit.
Ever eaten a Bedfordshire Clanger? No, I’m not a good Bedfordian am I?!
Three words that sum up Bedford: Up. And. Coming or Exciting, Interesting, Independent