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The Bear, Bedford Central, Bedford

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
92 High Street
Bedford
MK40 1NN
Phone: 01234401020
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Reviews of The Bear (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Thuck Phat left this review about The Bear

An odd layout here with a very long bar area and a room at the front with large, glass, shop like windows.
The place was virtually deserted on our midweek visit and I can only assume that it makes hay at the weekends.
Just the two beers on - B&T Shefford Bitter and a very decent Tring Tea Kettle Stout.
Worth a look to see what they have on.

On 12th April 2019 - rating: 6
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Bear

On the main drag,the side door is stiff and opens onto a glazed corridor with an even stiffer door to enter the bar room.This is long and thin,with the bar running most of the length of the left side,while traditional tables run along the other wall with some good original feature frieze windows giving much needed light.There is wood panelling ,while the room opens out at the end.There is an unusual front room that looks over the street.It's devoid of much furniture,carpeted but with a small book library.I suspect this may have been a disco area in a past life,it just serves as a non descript overflow area these days.
The are 4 handpumps ,but only two working on my Tuesday evening visit serving B&T Shefford Bitter and Tring Tea Kettle Stout (decent nick) .This pub has just got in the 2019 GBG ,so the lack of range was disappointing,maybe more ale arrives later in the week.
Aimed at a younger crowd,good muzak was playing quite loud but apparently the young drinkers section of the local CAMRA have voted this their pub of the year so it's worth a glance if you are crawling around town.

On 16th September 2018 - rating: 7
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Ben Woodfine left this review about The Bear

Probably the last real pub on The High Street, local art work is displayed and for sale in the front pool room (there are three pool teams if you want to join up) while the main bar holds a mini library, pinball table and table football plus a top jukebox (not many of these left either!, there' also live music on a regular basis too. On the bar there are two hands pumps offering IPA and a guest ale plus a selection of lagers and ciders. Outside offers a good sized garden with a heated smoking shelter as well as more locall artwork decorating the wall..in fact even the toilets have been decorated by a local artist (and I don't mean the usual graffiti found elsewhere!). Overall a great place with a really friendly atmosphere, in fact name another pub on the High street without bouncers on a saturday night!

On 28th September 2010 - rating: 10
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Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Bedford, 0.69 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Bedford St Johns, 0.72 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Kempston Hardwick, 4.49 miles, 1 hr 26 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bear, Bedford
12th Apr 2019, 11:35
Review submitted by Thuck Phat
 
16th Sep 2018, 20:24
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No - Light snacks are available - last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 September 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 September 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 January 2016 by ROB Camra
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