Food & Drink

Reviews an info on all the best in Bedford, from fine cuisine to kebab shops, deli’s to coffee shops.


WIN! Bottomless Brunch for four at Pen & Cob

The beautiful renovation of the Bedford Swan Hotel continues apace, with the Pen & Cob restaurant now complete. The light and airy room is flooded with light from across the River Great Ouse and there is now an entrance from the Embankment, making drinks, brunch, lunch or dinner even more enticing. This year, the Pen…


Win brunch for 4 at the Red Lion, Stevington

Following an extensive refurbishment last year, The Red Lion at Stevington has truly sprung back to life after being closed for the previous 8 years. The last 12 months has welcomed visitors old and new to enjoy their extensive menu with ingredients sourced from local suppliers including nearby farms and artisan suppliers. Recently introduced in a new brunch menu to include favourites…


Food and Drink highlights this August

Foresters Summer menu The new summer menu at the Foresters Arms launched in mid-July, and includes a new ‘small bites’ selection. The ‘small bites’ menu includes tacos, sweet nachos with cinnamon (‘a real taste sensation’ according to landlord, Ben Howe) and their new star of the show, never been done in Bedford before – Poutine!…


Best of Bedford: Anne Harnan

This month’s Best of Bedford comes from Taste Bedford co-founder, Anne Harnan. Anne is compering the Food Theatre at this year’s event and she definitely knows her onions. She’s taught at John Christopher Novelli’s Academy  and worked with celeb chefs including Mary Berry, Sophie Grigson, Phil Vickery, Nigella Lawson and more. Here are her best…


Unique Bedford – The Blue Glass

When the Blue Glass relocated to St Peter’s Street, it certainly hit the ground running. The business, co-owned by Kevin Kavanagh and John Barnes, is already attracting new customers and is a great addition to that thriving corner of Bedford. “John and I have been talking about doing this for about five years,” explained Kevin. …

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