The Welington Arms: A great real ale pub
For the real ale drinker just walking into this place gives you the wow factor that young kids would get when first encountering Santa's grotto or a funfair. I think I counted 14 handpumps 3 of which were cider/perry. The choice was probably biased towards Banks & Taylor but as their ales are generally not available round my way I had plenty of new ones to choose from. In addition to the draught beers there are two stand up fridges in the pub with various bottled ciders and some offerings from Belgium and the Continent.
Many pubs have displays of pump clips but I cannot recall one as impressive and abundant as this one. Along with a plethora of brewery ephemera (try saying that after a few) and a low ceiling the pub takes on something of a mythical grotto look in the evening. The locals were friendly and welcoming, it gets busy after games when the local rugby team are at home. In short a fantastic pub that anyone with a liking for real pubs and real ale should try to visit.
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The Flowerpot: Attractive pub
The Flower Pot is an attractive cottage style pub a few minutes walk from the top of the High Street. The low ceiling, subdued lighting and quiet background music gave it a nice calm atmosphere. The clientele are mainly from the older generation and I found it a good place for a quiet beer and to write up some notes for my VT tips. There were three real ale handpumps although only Spitfire was available.
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Paradise Club: Bedford's first and only pole dancing venue!
Bedford's one and only premier pole dancing and lap dancing club catering to the decerning gentleman (oh and ladies dont be shy).
Very relaxed atmosphere, fantastic staff.
Can cater for most parties that you would like to hold wether it be for a stag party, works party, hen parties or any kind of buisness function.
Dress Code: Casual Wear, No sneakers
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Oxygen: Clubs and night life
Head down to Oxygen in midland road for a good nights dancin in one of the latest clubs another is New York New York in St Peters street.
Dress Code: Relaxed dress code, just tidy will do.
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