Monday - Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday - Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 23:00
Monday - Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
115 High Street,
T: 01234 342931
Whether you’re coming to enjoy a meal with friends or a quick drink after work, soak up the atmosphere and take your time to choose from our fantastic selection of great beers, wines and spirits, and browse through our delicious beer-matched food menu. However you decide to use Brewhouse & Kitchen you will be assured of a great time.
We love Bedford and all that live and work around our beautiful pub. That’s why we’ve named our own beers after the great and the good of Bedford, past and present. Every pump clip tells a story…… from our Traditional Porter ‘Night Fever’ named in tribute to the talented British-American film director John Badham born in Bedfordshire famous for many films including Saturday Night Fever, to ‘Fletcher’s’ and ‘Sergeant’ our celebration of the comic genius and legendary acting skills of Bedford-born Ronnie Barker and John Le Mesurier.
We have a great selection of beers with many different seasonal choices along with a wide range of draught and bottled beers and excellent wine by the glass or bottle.
Our Menu offering boasts some great pub classics, all with a Brewhouse & Kitchen twist, and each comes with a fantastic beer and food pairing recommendation, to further intensify the flavour.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Session Bitter - English Style Ale
Our session bitter, on draught, is named in honour of all the ‘banker’s drafts’ that have been created right here in this building during its lifetime as the Midland Bank’ and the lives each one would have changed when that house deposit was paid, or a down payment was made on your first car…..
Amber Ale - American Style Ale
In celebration of Bedford’s brewing heritage and in particular during the 18th Century when, following the decline of the Wool industry, brewing was the most important business for this market town, employing many of the townsfolk as ‘Braxators’ (Old English term for ‘Beer Maker’)
As a show of our appreciation for the hugely ambitious 1948 plan to bring good healthcare to all, and Bedford’s Sir George Goober (Chief Medical Officer) part in the creation of the NHS, we have brewed a satisfying smoked porter, packed full of vitamin B, which we hope Chief Goober would approve of.
Our spicy Rye IPA with just the right amount of ‘dryness’ is a fitting tribute to the sheer comic genius of Bedford-born Ronnie Barker, whose classic TV comedies have been entertaining the British public for decades, including The Two Ronnies , Open All Hours and the BAFTA winning ‘Porridge’ where we played the central character Norman Stanley Fletcher.
Pale Ale - American Style Ale
Early life in Lansdowne Road, Bedford would have been very different to the world that Explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard encountered on his many trips abroad, most notably accompanying Captain Scott on the Terra Nova Expedition to Antarctica between 1910 and 1913.
Our dark traditional porter with its complex mix of chocolate and roast flavours has been named in tribute to Bedfordshire-born, British-American film director John Badham’s 1977 Epic production ‘Saturday Night Fever, featuring John Travolta, voted one of the most loved films ever!
This classic wheat beer is a fitting tribute to Bedford-born author John Bunyan’s contribution to the literary world with his classic ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ – regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature it has been translated into more than 200 languages and has never been out of print, since 1678!
Our harvest celebration seasonal ale has been named in tribute to the carefree, cheerful and well-spoken character of Sergeant Wilson in the hugely popular British television sitcom ‘Dad’s Army’. Regularly achieving audiences of 18m plus, it made Bedford-born actor John Le Mesurier a household name from 1968 onwards.
Cream Ale - American Style Ale
This refreshing ale is perfect on a warm Spring day reminding us of sunnier climes, which is possibly what attracted Thomas Chapman to leave his home town of Bedford and search out a new life on the other side of the world, finally settling in Tasmania where he became the Premier in 1861.
Kolsch Style Ale
In much the same way as bottom fermenting yeast challenged the way beer was brewed at the turn of the 18th Century, giving rise to the alternative beer we have come to know as Lager, Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford was challenging the typical powdered and tied hairstyle of titled men in 1795 by sporting a completely contrasting cropped, unpowdered style, which was to be known as The Bedford Leveller.
Strong Bitter - English Style Ale
This full-bodied strong bitter, with the finest British hops determining the flavour, is a fitting tribute to Bedford-born Harold Abrahams, who against much adversity became the 1924 Olympic 100m Sprint Champion, portrayed beautifully in the award-winning film ‘Chariots of Fire’.
‘In’between our two oldest and most famous varsities, Bedford is the exact half-way point between Oxford and Cambridge and during the time the ‘varsity train’ was running, was the natural stop off point for a quick liquid refreshment or bite to eat…
Castle Lane Pale
American Pale Ale
Enjoy a pint of this simple Pale Ale with truck loads of piney, grapefruity American hops. Raise a refreshing glass to Charles Higgins, the gentleman who established brewing in Bedford: Founding the brewery at Castle Lane in the 1820s, it remained at the heart of the family until Cecil Higgins decided to sell it to Wells & Winch in order to focus on his ambition to found a museum for the town. That was the start of Charles Wells …..
Spend a day learning how to brew beer in our microbrewery with our Head Brewer: Breakfast, Lunch, ample beer tasting and a 5 litre mini keg to take home all included… sound like fun? Click the link to find out more!
Sample 8 different beers (some of which are brewed right on-site in our microbrewery) under the guidance of one of our in-house beer experts. Nibbles and the option to add a B&K burger to finish included!
Seated: up to 50 / Standing: 60
Seated: 12 / Standing: -
Seated: 2-18 / Standing: 20
Seated: 40 / Standing: 60
The Front Room offers a mixture of comfy sofas (napping, although awesome, is not ideal here), stools and tables sitting from 2 all the way up to 50! You will be waited on from start to finish and have the opportunity to select anything you fancy from our mouth-watering main menus, including our favourite, The Ridiculous Burger – as the name suggests, it’s ridiculously good! Paired with a Wood-Aged Beer or American Style Ale and you’ll be transported to burger & beer heaven!
The Fire Pit provides a chilled (aka relaxed- its actually quite warm as it’s by a fire) vibe where you can munch your way through our menu! Sitting up to 12 people, this is ideal for burning the midnight oil whilst enjoying a Smoked Ale – pun most definitely intended!
This area offers the perfect perch from our high tables in the heart of the bustling bar to sample our 50+ beers! In this area you can watch in awe as our Head Brewer brews beer right next to you! Order some food and a pint and take in the hoppy surroundings! This area sits from 2 to 18 people in combos of 2s and 4s – pre-order some food from our Function Menu, like BBQ pulled pork brioche buns, for a damn tasty table topper!
The Junction is where the action happens! Close to the bar and garden, this area stands 60 and sits 40 over two levels – it’s party time! Order some dishes for everyone to share – we’ve got a wide range of exciting dishes including a chicken, ham, leek and wheat beer pie and falafel and homemade chilli jam wraps (*drool)! If you’re thinking you need a space for over 60 people that’s fine, the more the merrier! Just enquire and we’ll see what we can do!