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The Cricketers, Bedford - pub details

Address: 35 Goldington Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3LH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5071) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bedford St. Johns (0.7 miles), Bedford (0.9 miles), Kempston Hardwick (4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.1/10 (rated by 24 users)
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Its back! Mary and Tom ex of the Irish Club re opened the place on Friday the 20th March. When I went in to see England stuff the French they were still as full of life as ever which made for a very convivial atmosphere. The London Pride and Doombar were both well presented which is are welcome addition to Bedford where a decent pride is hard to find.
I am sure they will attract the old crowd from the Irish as word gets around and it will be a great success and I wish them all the best with this latest venture
MikeG68 - 22 Mar 2015 07:26
Unfortunately this pub closed a couple of weeks ago. Hard to understand what went wrong as the beers were always very well kept and Paul and Stephanie were always very accommodating hosts. Great shame this pub has closed IMO.
undeaded - 24 Aug 2014 01:38
We need to reserve judgement - views ranged from who is the Mike Atherton lookalike to Deliverance...not helped by the lack of beer following a punishing 6 nations weekend. Good staff, plenty of character and one to return to on a match day.
TheBiddenhamToddlers - 13 Mar 2014 23:16
We need to reserve judgement - views ranged from who is the Mike Atherton lookalike to Deliverance...not helped by the lack of beer following a punishing 6 nations weekend. Good staff, plenty of character and one to return to on a match day.
TheBiddenhamToddlers - 13 Mar 2014 23:16
Agree whole-heartedly with review below about the ubiquitous Wells/Young's/Greene King situation in the town and this gets you away from all that. It's a lovely little pub just far enough off the beaten track to be a well-known secret amongst the ale and pub buffs. The staff are always friendly and welcoming and we do enjoy our rare trips here away from the Welly. However, I do find the beer quality here to sometimes be a bit up and down. They're also served through sparklers which, on a match day, you're not going to be the one at the front of the queue asking that they remove it to serve you your beer, believe me.

That said, we called in here on a Saturday afternoon just before the rugby finished and grabbed ourselves a table. Even when the fans did turn up it still had a great atmosphere (probably due their trouncing of Leeds) and we got chatting to a few of them. Addlestone's was the only cider which, although keg, my wife really likes. The beers were Potbelly Best, Adnams Southwold and what looked like the full range of Brain's beers - Dark, SA, Bread of Heaven and a couple more. I had the Dark which was a very nice-drinking pint and then had the Bread of Heaven which was definitely on it's last legs, so went back to the Dark.

I can't see what people mean about the prices - 3.40 seems to be the norm for the whole town now for a pint and this remains just below that at 3.20.

It has now won the 2012 North Beds CAMRA Pub of the Year. All it needs to do - for me anyway - is lose the sparklers and it would be truly great pub that I would frequent a lot more.
littledrummerboy - 2 Apr 2012 13:59

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