Places to go out & eat & drink in Bedford
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Bedford

Places to eat & drink in Bedford.

This business and industrial centre, important since the days of the Anglo Saxons, lies on the River Great Ouse. The Vauxhall company gave its name to Bedford vans, and it's also the birthplace of the preacher, John Bunyan, twice incarcerated for his unorthodox views in the local jail. It was here that he began to write his masterpiece, "The Pilgrim's Progress". A plaque marks the site of his house, and the Bunyan Museum is dedicated to his life and works.

The mound of a Norman castle destroyed following a six-week siege in 1224 is all that's left today. However, Bedford has four historic churches and the five-arched bridge, essential viewing for visitors to the area. A collection of prints, decorative arts and a display of Victorian life can be found at the Cecil Higgins Gallery.

US bandleader Glenn Miller was stationed in Bedford during WWII, his broadcast went out from the local Corn Exchange.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Bedford or surrounding areas.

Places to eat & drink in Bedford...

Earls Restaurant

119 Dunstable Street, Ampthill, Bedford, MK45 2NG
Tel: 01525 404024     Web:

Earl's food represents a classic but modern approach to British food with a Mediterranean influence. Dishes such as 'baked fillet of salmon, vegetable cous cous, clementine butter sauce'. Vegetarian options.
Type: Restaurant

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Fordham Arms

Templars Way, Sharnbrook, Bedford, MK44 1PX
Tel: 01234 781357

A popular local with busy restaurant, large garden, regular events and popular special evenings. Large dining room (70), booking advised.
Type: Restaurant/Pub

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Frescoes Coffee House & Wine Bar

20 Mill Street, Bedford, MK40 3HD
Tel: 01234 325747

Hot and cold food, fully licensed. Live music every 3rd Thursday, booking only.
Type: Coffee House/Wine Bar

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Gulshan Restaurant

69-71 Tavistock Street, Bedford, MK40 2RR
Tel: 01234 355544

Indian Tandoori restaurant. Fully air conditioned and seating for 150 people with live entertainment.
Type: Restaurant

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The Sizzling Wok

3a The Broadway, Bedford, MK40 2TE
Tel: 01234 212888

Mongolian cuisine - go to the counter and create your own combination of fresh meat, fish and vegetables. Flavour them with a selection of spices and sauces, then watch the wok chef sizzle your meal in seconds. Vegetarians catered for.
Type: Restaurant

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