Food & Drink

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


Polhill Arms scoops award again.

The North Bedfordshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) have named the Polhill Arms, Renhold as their Branch Pub of the Year for the second year in succession. This year they have also named it as their Cider Pub of the Year, a title the Polhill Arms last held two years ago. The…


Restaurant Review – Corner 5

By Stephen Bywater The airy restaurant, named after its location in the building, is high-end forest minimalist with a splash of the industrial. Outside, in the dead of winter, there’s a hint of Scandi-noir, but on a summer’s evening the lake’s enchanting. The mood is mellow and the service glides unobtrusively on.  For drinks we…


Unique Bedford: The Gallery

The Gallery cafe on Howard Street (formerly Délices) opens its doors on Saturday 9 February following a complete refurbishment. In these days of corporate coffee shops & online anonymity, the Gallery offers something truly unique in Bedford town centre, with collaboration at its heart. The on-site bakery will be home to Companions Real Bread CIC who have…


Bedford Beer & Cider Festival

From 4pm on Wednesday 3 October – Saturday 6 October With around 160 cask ales, plus 50 ciders and perries, this year’s Bedford Beer & Cider Festival at the Corn Exchange is certain to have something for all tastes.  The 2018 Champion Beer of Britain, Broken Dream Breakfast Stout from Berkshire’s Siren Brewery will be…


Wine and cheese pairing cruising on the River Great Ouse

Thursday 6th September 2018 All aboard the John Bunyan Boat for a sunset cruise with the Stephen and Dawn Black of the Happy Brewer. Sample fine wines and exceptional cheeses as you cruise the Ouse! In partnership with Winexpert (the world’s largest manufacturer of premium, multi award-winning winemaking products), The Happy Brewer will help you choose…

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