The Bedford

The Bedford, Royal Tunbridge Wells: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, The Bedford Reviews: 4.5/5

The Bedford
4.5
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
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!
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Terry Preston
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Great evening
Jun 2021
Was in the Bedford last night to watch the England v Scotland game. As usual the atmosphere in the pub was great and the bar staff were fantastic. We never had to wait to be served and the staff always had a smile on there faces even though the pub was packed. Only thing that let the evening done was the dreadful England display. Well done to the Bedford team
Written June 19, 2021
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Sam L
Surbiton, UK9 contributions
Best Pub Hospitality
Oct 2020 • Friends
Was drenched from storms whilst riding from London. Accommodated us although soaking wet and wanted to leave bikes indoors. Great beer, fantastic food. Most of all, a fun team with exceptional customer service.
Written November 2, 2020
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Shabeer
1 contribution
Excellent
Feb 2020 • Friends
Great little place. Close to train and bus stations street parking. Great atmosphere, always had a laugh when visited! 👌
Written March 2, 2020
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GSD
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A little gem in Tunbridge Wells
Mar 2020 • Friends
A great little pub to grab a pint and watch the football. The bar staff are friendly, they have a good selection of ales and a positive atmosphere.

Highly recommend coming down on a Tuesday night to join in the friendly poker game.....I will be the ine with all the chips :)
Written March 2, 2020
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mncrbest
Stroud, UK652 contributions
A very good for the beer.
Aug 2017 • Business
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 bar just waved across the road,Friendly ! Which was why I ended up in Carluccios just up the hill and very tasty it was too.
Written August 25, 2017
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Thank you that you found time to write a review. We have different ales and change them from time to time so you will be never bored with the same ale in our pub. Sorry to hear about your bad experience. We began to serve lunches so on Monday, Friday and Sunday you can order traditional pub meals; on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday we cook pizza and serve cheese or meat plates. Hope you will visit us again and try our meals.
Written October 19, 2017
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Penny W
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK4 contributions
Great Traditional Pub - so friendly
Jul 2017 • Couples
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 best I've ever seen - so professional and attentive - she was an absolute star
Don't hesitate to give it a try
Written July 7, 2017
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Thank you for your kind words. We began to serve lunches and Sunday roast. We are looking forward to see you again!
Written October 19, 2017
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IanPLancashire
Leyland, UK1,655 contributions
Great Pub
Apr 2017 • Friends
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.
Written April 18, 2017
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Thank you for your review! Yes, you were right we have 11 ales (change them to new from time to time) and 5 lagers. Also we have a good choice of wine, whiskey, rum, gin and etc. We began to serve lunch and Sunday roast. Hopefully see you soon!
Written October 19, 2017
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John G
United Kingdom612 contributions
Great beer but not very welcoming
Feb 2017 • Couples
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, and having screamingly funny conversations with their mates, who were clustered around the far end of the bar blocking access to the toilets and being quite intimidating. The other customers kept a long way from this lot, who to be honest were behaving like they were at a house party. Nice if you are in with the incrowd: the rest of us seemed to be drinking up and leaving. Hope this lot can keep the pub in business, as attracting a more diverse clientele with this atmosphere may well prove a problem.
Written February 16, 2017
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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 trade, whom I agree, should not be subjected to loud music being played. I will be taking steps to rectify this and will ensure that it does not happen again. I hope you will be able to pop in again soon, to what I'm confident will be a more welcoming atmosphere. Kind regards
Written February 21, 2017
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simonstoat
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK10 contributions
Great pub with good beers
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.
Written November 15, 2016
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Thank you for your review. We try to work as fast as we can for our customers. Hope we will see you again soon!
Written October 19, 2017
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SimonTheSailor
Worthing, United Kingdom168 contributions
Nice pub with good decor inside
Nov 2016
Nice pub with a good selection of beers. Nice and bright inside occupued by quite a lot of locals, quite lively.
Written November 12, 2016
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Thank you for review! We love our traditional design and appreciate that you chose us that day Hope to see you again soon!
Written October 19, 2017
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