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The Bedford (Greene King)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Pig & Porter - Sloe BlackExceptional1
Long Man - Old Man Excellent1
Hope - SX GoldExcellent1
Wantsum - Black PrinceExcellent1
Franklins - English GardenExcellent1
Long Man - Dry Hopped Session IPAExcellent1
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Golden WobblerExcellent1
Black Cat - OriginalExcellent1
Firebird - Festive 51Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Kent - CobnutExcellent1
Old Dairy - Copper TopExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - Hoppy BombExcellent1
Dark Star - The Art of DarknessExcellent1
Old Dairy - Blue TopExcellent1
Blackjack - Snip, Snap, SnorumGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterGood1
Hop Fuzz - Old American PaleGood1
Bedlam - India Pale AleGood1
Isfield - Premium BlondGood1
Turners - American Pale AleGood1
Caveman - Citra (also badged as The Citra)Good1
Turners - Ruby MildAcceptable1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Greene King - London Glory (superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Firebird - Heritage XXNot Tried0
Turners - ReemarkableNot Tried0
Turners - Indian Pale AleNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Gravesend GuzzlerNot Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Kentish BestNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Golden HenNot Tried0
Baseline - Dark MatterNot Tried0
Franklins - Citra IPANot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Not Tried0
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Horsham Best BitterNot Tried0
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Brighton BlondeNot Tried0
Whitstable - Winkle PickerNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Alsace GoldNot Tried0
Brighton Bier - West PierNot Tried0
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - Partridge Best BitterNot Tried0
Long Man - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Belhaven - Howell at the MoonNot Tried0
Truman's - Bold as BrassNot Tried0
360° - Pacific Pale #49Not Tried0
Truman's - BlindsideNot Tried0
Truman's - ZephyrNot Tried0
12 Bar - Hoochie Coochie BlondeNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dark ConspiracyNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Union PaleNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of OzNot Tried0
Canterbury Brewers - East Kent Red Rye Green HopNot Tried0
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best Bitter Challenger Bobek (superseded by 4.3% version)Not Tried0
Bedlam - Golden AleNot Tried0
Long Man - Scary ManNot Tried0
Bedlam - BenchmarkNot Tried0
Gun - Parabellum Milk StoutNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slow Black StoutNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Bedford, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Visits Details

31 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit for a welcome pint or two after the long route 29 bus journey from Lewes. A Greene King pub without a Greene King beer in sight is heart-warming.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60Good
Bedlam - India Pale Ale4.80Good
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
Bedlam - Golden Ale4.20Not Tried
Long Man - Scary Man4.30Not Tried
Bedlam - Benchmark4.00Not Tried
Gun - Parabellum Milk Stout4.10Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slow Black Stout5.10Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
04 Dec 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Busy in the Friday evening rush hour. I continue to be very impressed with this pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Hoppy Bomb5.00ExcellentGolden and hoppy. A bit rough and unrefined but none the worse for it.
Blackjack - Snip, Snap, Snorum4.60GoodGolden. Brewed with Summer and Vic Secret hops. A distinctive and unusual hop taste. Very dry finish.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dark Conspiracy4.90Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Turners - Ruby Mild4.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Union Pale4.70Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of Oz4.50Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - East Kent Red Rye Green Hop4.40Not Tried
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best Bitter Challenger Bobek (superseded by 4.3% version)3.80Not Tried
23 Oct 2015 (HSB)
15:15 - 16:30 I was recommended two pubs by a chap at the beer festival and plumped for this one given the proximity to the railway station. Friendly and welcoming with an excellent choice of beer. Got talking to a couple of men of my age about Kent pubs and beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Sloe Black5.10ExceptionalTop marks from me for this beer. Black as your hat with the end taste of the bitterness of the sloe fruit. Beats Plum Porter.
Black Cat - Original4.20ExcellentExcellent bitter
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Belhaven - Howell at the Moon4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Bold as Brass4.20Not Tried
360° - Pacific Pale #494.90Not Tried
Truman's - Blindside4.40Not Tried
Truman's - Zephyr4.40Not Tried
12 Bar - Hoochie Coochie Blonde4.80Not Tried
02 Mar 2015 (thebrewingman)
Mid afternoon and most tables taken. Efficient service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Cobnut4.10Excellent
Dark Star - The Art of Darkness3.50Excellent
Hope - SX Gold4.00Excellent
Long Man - Dry Hopped Session IPA3.80ExcellentWell balanced hoppy session beer.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not TriedOne of our group questioned whether this was in fact the Best Dark. A cellar one proved it was the Real Mild but not quite the same taste.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Partridge Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
04 Feb 2015 (thebrewingman)
Late afternoon and getting busy for cask ale night which starts at 5pm on Wednesdays.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Excellent
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Excellent
Firebird - Festive 514.80Excellent
Turners - Ruby Mild4.60AcceptableNot in its best form.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50Not Tried
Greene King - London Glory (superseded by 4.1% version)4.00Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Alsace Gold4.00Not Tried
Brighton Bier - West Pier4.00Not Tried
19 Jan 2015 (thebrewingman)
Second pub on a mini Tunbridge Wells crawl. A few in but plenty of seats.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Excellent
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Not Tried
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Horsham Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Brighton Blonde3.90Not Tried
15 Jan 2015 (thebrewingman)
Last leg of our mini trip round Tunbridge Wells. Busy for late afternoon with efficient service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Excellent
Franklins - English Garden3.80Excellent
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Golden Wobbler4.10Excellent
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not TriedCame on as we were going.
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Gravesend Guzzler3.70Not Tried
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Kentish Best4.00Not Tried
Greene King - London Glory (superseded by 4.1% version)4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Golden Hen4.10Not Tried
Baseline - Dark Matter5.50Not TriedWent off as I ordered.
Franklins - Citra IPA5.50Not Tried
24 May 2014 (oz11)
A swift half before train. Didn't note the other beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caveman - Citra (also badged as The Citra)4.10Good
02 May 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-afternoon visit and a steady trade here. Just popped in for a quick one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Turners - American Pale Ale4.70GoodGolden-coloured. Plenty of US hop flavours, but this pint did not really sparkle.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Greene King - London Glory (superseded by 4.1% version)4.00Not Tried
Turners - Reemarkable4.20Not Tried
02 Mar 2014 (Stephen Harris)
A break of rail journey visit on Sunday afternoon after visiting my parents in Hastings. Busy and quite lively in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Old American Pale4.20GoodAmber-coloured. Smooth. Some citrusy hop character.
Isfield - Premium Blond5.20GoodGolden/amber in colour. A strong, malty bitter.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - London Glory (superseded by 4.1% version)4.00Not Tried
Firebird - Heritage XX4.00Not Tried
Turners - Reemarkable4.20Not Tried
Turners - Indian Pale Ale5.10Not Tried

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About The Bedford

The pub sign. The Bedford, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional6
Excellent42
Good14
Acceptable5
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1UX.

Revitalised corner pub right opposite the railway station. Furnished and decorated in contemporary style with sofas and high tables mixed in. Beer selection is expanded to ten pumps, with nearly all dedicated to local Kent and Sussex guest beers. All real ales priced by abv based tiers.

We have visited this pub 28 times, seen 133 different beers and tried 60 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN1 1UX