13 The Arcade
The attractive market town of Bedford, in Bedfordshire, offers a wealth of interesting attractions for visitors, but we want to tell you about a few that are a touch more unusual. Before we do, we want to recommend a comfortable pub in which to enjoy a beer after a day exploring the town!
The Flower Pot is among the oldest pubs in Bedford and is as traditional as it gets. A wooden bar, low beams, and an open fire – not to mention a fine selection of ales, lagers, wine, and spirits – make it instantly likeable upon entering. There’s a menu of traditional pub food, and if you happen to be visiting in the festive season you can book a Christmas Dinner! There is a charming outdoor area and for walkers who take their four-legged friends with them, the pub is dog friendly.
If you’re in Bedford and looking for entertainment – a show or a live band – head to The Corn Exchange for a variety of events and performances. The schedule changes across the year so you will need to look ahead at what’s on, or you might chance upon something that takes your fancy while you’re in Bedford.
Box End Park is the place to go for water activities, and caters for all ages. The kids will love it! You can indulge in open water swimming, have fun on the Aqua Park, try boat skiing and many more exciting water-based activities, and there’s also restaurant with a good menu and sensible prices.
The Higgins is a wonderful art gallery and exhibition space that needs to be experienced. With a mixture of permanent exhibitions and seasonal, there is always something at The Higgins to entertain, so make time to check out what’s on when you’re in Bedford.