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The Bedford

2 High Street, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1UX, England
+44 1892 578538
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A very good for the beer.

So the sign outside confirmed food."Can I see the lunchtime menu"..."Don't do food"...Oh,so I had a... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Stroud, United Kingdom
Great Traditional Pub - so friendly

We have lived in Tunbridge Wells for 4 years now but had never tried The Bedford - well we tried it... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Penny W
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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The Bedford has gone from strength-to-strength since re-launching itself back in March 2013. It is recognised as one of the top traditional ale pubs in Kent and features microbrewery beers from over 30 different breweries across Kent, Sussex, Surrey & London. We can boast 11 real ales and three or four local ciders at any one time, with regular ‘out-of-area’ beers coming in. There is always something on the bar for the serious ale drinker. All our beers are Cask Marque approved and regularly score 100%. The Bedford is also renowned for it's live music events. We usually have a band playing every Saturday evening and on the last Sunday evening of the month. Along with this and other one-off nights, you can be assured that there will always something happening in our funky and quirky bar!
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“great beer” (5 reviews)
“the pub” (2 reviews)
“live music” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 23:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2 High Street, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1UX, England
+44 1892 578538
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

So the sign outside confirmed food."Can I see the lunchtime menu"..."Don't do food"...Oh,so I had a very tasty craft ale from a local brewery which was magnificent and so was the price at £5.60.Asked where the nearest food pub was and the lady behind the...More

Thank mncrbest
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We have lived in Tunbridge Wells for 4 years now but had never tried The Bedford - well we tried it and what a night we had. Great Beer and a warm welcome and so friendly - the lady behind the bar was probably the...More

2  Thank Penny W
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a few pints in here on a saturday lunchtime whilst the ladies were enjoying the shops.Great selection of ales,think 11 in total along with 3 or 4 lagers.Good service made for an enjoyable afternoon.

Thank IanPLancashire
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Popped in on a Tuesday night. Decent beer, but lousy atmosphere. The one woman serving was OK, but the 2 friends behind the bar with her were only interested in cranking up the music to an unpleasant level and putting on their favourite songs. Oh,...More

Thank brenhell
Mark N, Owner at The Bedford, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I was not aware that this had happened and would like to thank you for bringing my attention to it. We do have many regular customers who come in every day, along with passing...More

Reviewed 15 November 2016

I've been here a few times. I found it a great easy going pub with a good choice of beers. While popular, I have never had to wait too long to get served.

Thank simonstoat
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Nice pub with a good selection of beers. Nice and bright inside occupued by quite a lot of locals, quite lively.

Thank SimonTheSailor
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

It's a proper pub, next to the station (with live departure boards!). A big selection of well-kept real ales / craft beers, plenty of room inside and a few tables outside. Sometimes grumpy service, but that's all part of it! Occasional live music too.

Thank MrSloth
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Great staff and choice of local beers. I use this pub quite often and would recommend it to anyone. Try and go there when they have live music very entertaining

1  Thank Simon T
Reviewed 29 May 2016

A very nice traditional pub with a great range of beers and good service. You usually expect pubs right next to a train station to just go through the motions, but this place makes an effort and feels homely. It is a little pricey, but...More

Thank Nicholas G
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Holed up in here for a few hours yesterday and found the staff friendly and helpful, the beer good and the snacks plentiful and tasty. We'll be back!

Thank furrycoat
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