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The Rose, Bedford Central, Bedford

45 High Street
Bedford
MK40 1RY
Phone: 01234353749
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Rose

This pub described itself as featuring craft beers,and as I could see that it had a traditional exterior with a courtyard,I braved it past the bouncers expecting to be disappointed.There has certainly been a modern refurb with the long interior on a few different levels,but original features do exist.The first section by the front window is open plan with a lot of metal furniture but retains a fireplace.Past a few fruit machines there are sports screens but the the volume on mute.Two seating booths and then the long bar,opposite which are a series of two seater high tables,while further to the rear is a section with some high benches and more normal dining tables before an open kitchen.The courtyard leads to a very large beer garden which is rather cool with a series of brightly coloured small sheds converted to seating and a central awning with two more flatscreens.Muzak was hip but not blaring.The garden in particular is the hang out for young drinkers,and very popular on a Saturday night.On a sweaty evening the degree of lack of coverage afforded by many young ladies clothing made averting the eyes a tricky task.
The bar has 8 wall mounted craft beer taps from the likes of BrewDog,Camden and a sparkling cider,while the 4 handpumps were drawing Doom Bar,Kansas Avenue Zesty Jester (part of Hydes ) and Old Mill Liquid Gold (initially fine,faint tang at the end ,£3.15)
I felt a little old in here but I wasn't alone and given an ale line up a bit more interesting that some nearby GBG pubs,there is nothing wrong with giving this place a try if crawling around town.It's very much a chain pub with menus everywhere but a Sunday quiz starting at 6pm.You may get lucky in here,and also on the ale front.

On 22nd July 2018 - rating: 6
[User has posted 1805 recommendations about 1805 pubs]


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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Rose

Looks like it might have been a decent pub at some stage, but this historic building has been ruined by a partial conversion into a soul-less High Street lager emporium. Had to make do with a bottle of Newcastle Brown with my cheap microwave dinner.

On 8th February 2010 - rating: 4
[User has posted 5090 recommendations about 5090 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Bedford St Johns, 0.56 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Bedford, 0.75 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Kempston Hardwick, 4.28 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Rose, Bedford
22nd Jul 2018, 21:48
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard
 
22nd Jul 2018, 21:46
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 17 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% includes real cider - last updated 17 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 17 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 17 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 17 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Sundays 6pm - last updated 22 July 2018 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 17 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 17 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 17 December 2015 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday10am - 11pm
Tuesday10am - 11pm
Wednesday10am - 11pm
Thursday10am - Midnight
Friday10am - 2:30am
Saturday10am - 2:30am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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