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Brewhouse & Kitchen, Bedford Central, Bedford

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
115-117 High Street
MK40 1NU
Phone: 01234342931

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Danny O'Revey left this review about Brewhouse & Kitchen

Large classy building on High Street, brewery is in the middle, dimmed lighting. Chunky tables, various seating.

Nice B&K establishment

On 27th January 2019 - rating: 8
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Thuck Phat left this review about Brewhouse & Kitchen

My first experience of a Brewhouse and Kitchen and it was a decent one and, I'd guess, preferable to it's former incarnation as a 'spoons.
It's well described and the Brewhouse and Kitchen operations seem to work to a formula of attractive, copper equipped breweries internally with the brewer having license to pursue his craft independently. It works in here and forthcoming brew nights were well advertised.
A quick glance at the menu revealed a fairly standard urban pub offer with the focus on burgers.
Beers on were Bankers Draught, Braxator, Intrepid and Invarsity as well as various keg offers. The Invarsity was a very reasonable 5% IPA in decent condition which went down well.
Probably the best for beer in Bedford town centre.

On 6th September 2018 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Brewhouse & Kitchen

Externally it still looks very much like the 'spoons it used to be,but I suppose it's difficult to change the appearance of a modern building.Internally it's large and open plan but of course has the added interest of the brewing kit ,all shiny and copper.There is also more industrial piping and conduits on the ceiling.The very long bar is down the right side,there are high tables opposite with more normal tables both front and back.The presence of doormen on a Friday night seemed unwarranted,it was quiet internally,although there is a dance area at the back with some flashing lights but with muzak at reasonable volume.
The resident brewer has done a good job and offers 4 cask and 4 Keg beers,this being topped up with a further guest list of 9 keg beers from taps in the walls.The real ale options were called Invarsity (great strong IPA),Intrepid (very decent pale),Braxator and Bankers Draught ,a nod to the old spoons name.
It's rightly in the GBG and is prepared to offer pokey ABV brews,a comparative rarity in Bedford and along with the Wellington would be my choice to revisit in Bedford if seeking a decent pint or three.

On 15th July 2018 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The Bankers Draft (JD Wetherspoon)

As the name suggests this is a bank conversion but may just as well have been any old retail outlet as it's quite a boring building. It's a large open space with the bar on the right and a stairway leading to the toilets. There is some sort of garden at the rear.
The bar had two banks of five hand pumps that on this occasion was only saved from being dreadful by the presence of two Locale Vale beers. The line up consisted of the two GK Beers, Doom Bore, Broadside, Old Speckled Hen, Butcombe Bitter, Thwaites Wainwright and Vale Gravitas & IPA. I went for the Gravitas which was in very good nick. I thought the other Spoons was better but Bedford is such a boring place that either is more interesting than strolling around the town.

On 10th April 2015 - rating: 5
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john mcgraw left this review about The Bankers Draft (JD Wetherspoon)

A smaller Wetherspoon's than the one on the other side of town with a fair range of local guest beers.

On 25th August 2009 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Bankers Draft (JD Wetherspoon)

Reasonable interior, but spoiled by an array of dirty glasses and plates on every table. It is good to see them support the local Potton brewery, but they don't seem to sell much as the beer was well past its best. Better than the Wetherspoons on the other side of town (The Pilgrims Progress). Just.

On 15th September 2007 - rating: 5
[User has posted 5898 recommendations about 5898 pubs]