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The Three Cups, Bedford

45 Newnham Street
MK40 3JR
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Three Cups

slightly modernised pub, but still has character, 6 real ales including local offerings. Nice place

On 27th January 2019 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Three Cups

A Greene King pub in an interesting building down a quiet backwater of town.The interior has wood panelling,a fine bench seat below the left hand window in red leather and buttoned back.To the right leads to a back room with more red leather banquettes,and more wood panelling.So far ,so good.
We arrived on the back of it's GBG listing and after winning the local CAMRA pub of the year award.This is a Local Heroes lease offered by Greene King with the deal that you can have as many guest beers as you are prepared to offer GK beers.Sadly the licencee on our trip decided rather than showcase some interesting and varied real ale as guests,he would offer up Hornes Ryestone,B&T Shefford Plum Porter (both uninspiring) and Buntingford 92 Squadron (a very BBB).The three GK horrors were IPA,Old Speckled Hen and Yardbird Pale along with Olde Rosie cider.
My colleagues ordered keg lager and keg cider rather than force down a poor real ale,however well conditioned.We all left wondering what kind of judgement the local CAMRA branch must have.Not one on my revisit list despite the fact that White Park ales were nowhere to be seen ,and the pub intends to brew on the premises via two wooden vessels placed near the bar.

On 15th July 2018 - rating: 5
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Will Larter left this review about The Three Cups

Although still a Greene King pub, this lovely old building is now one of their "local hero" pubs, in conjunction with local White Park brewery. There are two of their beers on the bar (GB and White Gold) among eight hand pumps; also being served at the time of my visit were GK Old Speckled Hen, IPA and Suffolk Porter, Milton Nero and Banks & Taylor Shefford Bitter, plus a real cider.

There's a really nice feel to this pub, with its old fashioned wood panelling and Paul McCartney on the sound system. OK, I could have done without Macca, and to be honest the heating was a bit high, too. Watch out for the big step down if you have to go to the gents. I would definitely include this on another visit to Bedford - apart from anything else, it breaks up the walk to or from the Devonshire nicely.

On 26th February 2015 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Mason
Bedford St Johns, 0.88 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Bedford, 0.99 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Kempston Hardwick, 4.59 miles, 1 hr 28 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Three Cups, Bedford
27th Jan 2019, 10:36
Review submitted by Danny O'Revey
15th Jul 2018, 23:19
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

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  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 26 February 2015 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 February 2015 by Will Larter
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 26 February 2015 by Will Larter
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 26 February 2015 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 26 February 2015 by Will Larter
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 February 2015 by Will Larter
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