Bear

Bedfordshire - Bedford

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

92 High Street
Bedford
MK40 1NN

Tel: (01234) 630235

Email: thebearbedford@outlook.com

Real ale & Cider: Real Ale and Real Cider

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Bedford (Midland)) and Bus Stop

View on: Whatpub

The old pub is the long narrow bar (once two rooms) behind the small front section (a shop until the 1970s). A passage down the right was the original means of entry. The bar counter and some of the fittings are inter-war.

Beyond the small front section, formerly a shop until the 1970s, there is a long narrow bar that was originally two rooms. A bar counter, which looks to be from the 1930s, runs almost the length of the room. The counter front has patterned panels recently painted a pastel shade of green - sadly the cupboards that had similar panels have been replaced by fridges. Other 1930s fittings include minimal panelling on the walls also painted a pastel shade of green and stained and leaded exterior windows. There is a short partition as you enter the room, where the counter curves (modern glazed section on the top) - no bar back in this area just modern tiling on the wall. There is also a dumb waiter in the left hand portion. Originally you walked down a passage on the right to get into the pub.

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