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We're passionate about local & seasonal ingredients, bringing to you the best from our talented team in the kitchen. Luckily for us we have a whole host of local suppliers bringing the top of the crops from the field to plate! We can cater for large parties, private functions & smaller more intimate tables too. Our chefs cook from fresh so most special & dietary requests can be catered for. We also offer children half portion sizes or they can sample our children's menu giving you plenty of options. We are located in the gorgeous village of Oakley, retaining it's classic good looks with high ceilings, snugs & a lovely conservatory over looking the walled garden.
PRICE RANGE
£3 - £17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 24 April 2023

We chose this pub for lunch during a journey to Bedford because of the good Tripadvisor reviews. Whilst the service was good and the food OK it was not in any way special. So wouldn't go out of my way to visit it.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Marek Obler, Owner at The Bedford Arms Oakley, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2023

Thank you so much for your review! We can only apologise that you felt your experience with us was ok instead of excellent. We work hard on creating a diverse A La Carte Menu to provide you with an amazing experience. We also like to...More

Reviewed 6 April 2023

Excellent atmosphere - relaxed vibe with really lovely food and very attentive staff - thanks so much

Date of visit: April 2023
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Marek Obler, Owner at The Bedford Arms Oakley, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2023

Thank you so much for your kind words! We really appreciate your compliments to The Bedford Arms and do hope to see you again in the near future! Take care.

Reviewed 5 April 2023

I had the chicken burger & chips. The chicken burger was very nice but the chips were so amazing I had to get a 2nd portion. The wine menu is expensive but I enjoyed a glass of 'Malbec'. My partner had the chicken supreme &...More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Marek Obler, Owner at The Bedford Arms Oakley, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2023

Thank you so much for your compliments! We are so glad you enjoyed our new addition to the menu (The Chicken Burger) as well as our chicken supreme! We will be sure to let Sam know your thoughts :) Take care.

Reviewed 3 April 2023 via mobile

Once again we had a very enjoyable lunch. They seem to change the menu regularly, so most times that we have been, it has been a new culinary experience, which we like. The food, drinks and service were great, so thank you to the chefs,...More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Marek Obler, Owner at The Bedford Arms Oakley, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2023

Thank you so much for this fantastic review! We are so so glad you have enjoyed each and every one of your dining experiences with us. We hope to see you again soon :) Take care.

Reviewed 19 March 2023 via mobile

The biggest Sunday lunch day in the UK calendar and always difficult to find a great place that upholds its regular quality and service standards. The Bedford Arms is a local gem and we were lucky enough to book in for 12 of us and...More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Marek Obler, Owner at The Bedford Arms Oakley, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2023

We cannot thank you enough for this amazing review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us on Mothering Sunday. Our standards are always kept at the highest quality no matter what the occasion. Your kind and considerate words are greatly appreciated by...More

Reviewed 18 March 2023 via mobile

Fantastic food and not a wide choice to choose from on the menu which I love but just enough. Great service with a lovely view of the garden what’s not to like and inexpensive for the quality.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Marek Obler, Owner at The Bedford Arms Oakley, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2023

Thank you so much for this fab review! We greatly appreciate your kind words :) Take care.

Reviewed 14 March 2023 via mobile

Sunday lunch. I had roast beef which was tasty but slightly hard around the edges. Lovely plateful of Yorkshire Pud, roast potatoes, veggies and cauli cheese. I had the dark chocolate cheesecake for dessert, which was excellent. Staff were some of the nicest I've come...More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Marek Obler, Owner at The Bedford Arms Oakley, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2023

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We really appreciate your comments, and will use them to improve :) We are so glad you had a fabulous time with us! We hope to see you again in the near future! Take care.

Reviewed 19 February 2023

we decided to book here for a sunday lunch which was our 1st visit to this pub, we were not disappointed . the food was lovely and the service was good without being overbearing. we would definitely visit again but probably skip the desert menu...More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Marek Obler, Owner at The Bedford Arms Oakley, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2023

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at The Bedford Arms from the food to the service. We love hearing feedback on our menu so we can improve. We hope to see you again soon! Take...More

Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

Thought we would treat ourselves to a sunday lunch and headed to the Beds Arms, which we haven't eaten in years. The welcome was warm and the pub was nice and busy, all the staff were very welcoming and we were sat and served very...More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Marek Obler, Owner at The Bedford Arms Oakley, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2023

Thank you so much for this fantastic review! We are so glad you were offered a choice with the menu's veggie options. We love to cater to each requirement at The Beds Arms. We thank you for the feedback regarding the veg and spuds, we...More

Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

Came here to celebrate one of the groups birthday. Set in a quaint picturesque village, plenty of parking for groups with numerous cars. We were seated quickly in a lovely cosy setting by the fire by friendly staff who cared about us having a good...More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Marek Obler, Owner at The Bedford Arms Oakley, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2023

Thank you so much for this incredible review! We are pleased to let you know we have just released a new menu so we do hope you return to try our new, carefully crafted dishes! Take care.

Reviewed 25 January 2023 via mobile

Another very enjoyable lunch with friends. As always, the food was good, and the service was excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Marek Obler, Owner at The Bedford Arms Oakley, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2023

Thank you so much for this amazing review! We are so pleased you had a fab time with us at The Bedford Arms. We hope to see you again in the near future!

Reviewed 21 January 2023

The Bedford Arms is my favourite place to eat, but I like to reserve it for more special occasions because I know I`ll enjoy it. I don`t know how they do it, but this visit was even better than the last. The service was faultless...More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Marek Obler, Owner at The Bedford Arms Oakley, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2023

Thank you so much for your kind words complimenting our establishment! We really do appreciate the recognition you have given us. Take care

Reviewed 17 January 2023

The atmosphere here is charming; the staff are completely professional and very courteous and the food is great. It may be a tad more expensive than other local hostelries but it is well worth the extra for the attention to detail and care of the...More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Marek Obler, Owner at The Bedford Arms Oakley, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2023

Thank you so much for this fab review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and we do hope to see you again soon. Take care

Reviewed 15 January 2023 via mobile

Overcooked vedge, fishy flavour, overall its quantity not quality. Staff was friendly and attentive.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Marek Obler, Owner at The Bedford Arms Oakley, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2023

Thank you for taking the time for leaving this review and complimenting our staff! We can only apologise for your experience with the food at The Bedford Arms even though we pride ourselves on quality. We have taken your feedback into consideration and have eliminated...More

Reviewed 9 January 2023 via mobile

We have been here a few times recently and I have to say that all the dishes have been great, a quality food experience altogether. The Christmas menu seemed a little smaller in options but we all enjoyed our food immensely. We will definitely visit...More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Marek Obler, Owner at The Bedford Arms Oakley, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2023

Sending you a vast thank you for your kind words! We really appreciate your compliments and are so very glad you had a fab experience at The Bedford Arms. Looking forward to the next visit with us! Take care.

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