Welcome to the Bedford, Tunbridge Wells.


Way back in July 2011 the bar was refurbished and transformed from a grotty, run-down public house to a premier, traditional alehouse. Starting off with eight cask ales and six keg beers, we are now proud to serve ten cask ales and ciders on the pumps along with eight keg beers and craft ales.


Let’s not forget the superb selection of spirits and wines available to our customers.  Our premium gin selection features some of the most popular and delicious gins on the market and they are all paired perfectly with tonics from Fever-Tree. A perfect compliment to our cask ales is our offering of single-malt Scotch whiskies. We have eight of the very best available!


Here at The Bedford, we pride ourselves on our friendly and accommodating staff. We have strived to attain a calm environment to ensure you can enjoy your drinks and hopefully feel comfortable and relaxed at all times.

In September 2016, we opened our ‘speakeasy-style’ cocktail & wine bar, Vale Vault, downstairs in our basement which was previously just a storage area! The Vale Vault is open to the public on Friday & Saturday evenings from 7pm until midnight. It is also available for private hire. In the Vault we serve some of the finest cocktails in town, using premium spirits & mixers. The cocktail menu was designed by our in-house mixologist and bar manager, Lauren Bowcott.


Ever since July 2011, we have excelled at putting on an unrivaled event schedule at the pub. With live music every Saturday evening and ad-hoc music festivals, The Bedford is recognised as one of the town’s best venues for live entertainment.

Our resident band, Sean Fennessey & Friends, play once on month on the last Saturday. They are real crowd pleasers and if you’ve not seen them play then make sure you make it down to the next show!


In August 2018 we decided to take the plunge and have Sky Sports & BT Sport installed. Showing seven days a week on our brand new 65inch 4k UHD TVs, you can watch everything from football to cricket and tennis to rugby! Check out our listings on Match Pint. In addition to the TVs, we have installed a superb Sonos sound system so you can experience your favourite sport with the best pictures and the best sound in town!


We hope you enjoy your experience at our small, but cosy little bar. Remember, if you have any suggestions or comments, then we are always happy to hear from you.

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Opening Times

Monday12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday - Thursday12:00 - 23:00
Friday, Saturday12:00 - 00:00
Sunday12:00 - 22:30

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