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The Bedford is a friendly & atmospheric real ale pub in the heart of Tunbridge Wells.

In March 2013, Mark Nicholson took over as landlord, after being General Manager for 18 months. Rhiannon Cane is our wonderful Bar Manager and is very proud to present you with her team of hardworking, pleasant and knowledgeable staff.

With 10 real ales to choose from, local cider and more extravagant ciders from Scotland, a variety of quality single malt whiskey and a great selection of fine wines, The Bedford is the place to visit.

The Bedford was recently awarded 'Runner-Up Pub of The Year 2014' (3rd year in a row!) by West Kent CAMRA and we're also in the Good Beer Guide for 2014. We also won a 'It's Better Down The Pub' award and came first in the town's Tunbridge Wells In Bloom competition for our stunning array of flowers outside.

Mark Nicholson has two Cask-Marque awards ensuring our commitment to beer quality for your enjoyment. We hold a weekly Cask Ale Club every Wednesday where all real ale pints are reduced to just £2.50.

We have regular events on in the pub, fortnightly quiz nights on Tuesdays and live music every Thursday night. We also hold beer festivals and other various party nights throughout the year. With a great selection of board games to play you’re never stuck for something to do!

If you think we can make any improvements, or there is something you would like to suggest that would add to your experience, then please let us know and we’ll do our best to make it happen!

See you for a beer real soon!

Mark, Ree & The Bedford Team

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The Bedford

2 High Street

Tunbridge Wells


01892 510133



Opening hours

Monday - Thursday

Midday to 11.00pm


Friday & Saturday

Midday to Midnight



Midday to 9.30pm

The Bedford

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