East Bedfordshire

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

LocAle Pubs

Branch area pubs selling LocAle (locally brewed beer)

  • Biggleswade
    • Golden Pheasant 71 High Street Biggleswade SG18 0JH Telephone(01767) 313653

      Cosy town centre pub serving good ales. Oak beamed rooms with a variety of brassware. The Grade II listed building dates back to the 18th century and appears to have been converted into a beerhouse in 1851, gaining a full license by 1955. Former E. Beds CAMRA Pub of the Year 2009. Six handpumps often feature a mild or porter and are sourced from across the UK. Up to four real ciders often featuring locale producers. It hosts a weekly meat raffle and a monthly quiz.

  • Dunton
    • March Hare Brewpub 34 High Street Dunton SG18 8RN Telephone(01767) 318121

      A pub from 1840 and formerly known as the Wheatsheaf, it changed name to the March Hare in the mid 1980's under Whitbread's control. It closed in 2008, until bought and rescued from Admiral Taverns by the current licensees in February 2010. After a refurbishment, it re-opened in August 2010 as a freehouse. 2020 saw a further refurbishment during lockdown. In April 2022 the March Hare installed a half barrel brewery and became the March Hare BrewPub, with real ales brewed on the premises to the high standards with which John, the joint landlord, serves his beers.. The Brewpub is very popular with customers from both within the village and further afield. Local venue for Dunton Folk musicians. Winter Dark Beer Special festival in late January.

  • Henlow
    • Engineers Arms 68 High Street Henlow SG16 6AA Telephone(01462) 812284

      A traditional two bar community village pub with 10 handpumps, serving an ever-changing range of beers, plus up to 6 ciders and perry. Regular mini beer fests and tap takeovers with beers from various parts of the country. The pub features regular live music. It is well decorated with brewery and sporting memorabilia and also has a CAMRA members corner. It is both dog and child friendly and there is a wide range of games for both children and adults including a Skittles Table. There is an outside area at the front and back with a marquee erected during the winter and a non-smoking patio area. Various community events and trips make it a hub of local life. Awards •    Bedfordshire County Pub of the Year 2014 & 2015 •    East Bedfordshire Branch Pub of the Year 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 •    East Bedfordshire Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2018,2023

    • Old Transporter Ale House 300 Hitchin Road Henlow SG16 6DP Telephone(01462) 817410

      Bedfordshire's first micropub, at the roundabout near RAF Henlow, is a one room pub run mainly as a beerhouse. It has recently been expanded with the addition of a marquee-covered outside garden area which can be heated when necessary for use throughout the year. There are usually 4 Real Ales, from both local brewers and those further afield, which are served by gravity as are most of the ciders. Keg beers and lagers from Warsteiner, Guinness and others, including low and non alcohol products are also available. The beers are complemented by a good selection of spirits together with Barista-style coffee and a small selection of wines. Memorabilia is related to forms of transport hence the pub's name. Live bands play monthly. Please note, on Bank Holiday weekends the pub is closed on Sunday, Monday & Tues.

  • Potton
    • Coach House 12 Market Square Potton SG19 2NP Telephone(01767) 260221

      Built in 1785 as the Rose & Crown, to replace the old Crown, which burned down in the Great Fire of 1783. It later became the Old Coach House in 2002 and dropped the 'Old' part in 2012. A large open plan bar area with comfortable seating and two other rooms for dining & functions, all recently refurbished. A good selection of food at reasonable prices with emphasis on fresh seasonal and local produce. Now opening early from 10am for morning tea & coffee. There are 4 handpumps featuring two ales from Wells, plus two guests. Check events and menus on the website including Tuesday evening 'Steak by the Weight' special.

    • Rising Sun 11 Everton Road Potton SG19 2PA Telephone(01767) 260231

      Licensed as a beer house in 1836, this spacious family-run pub is popular with both diners - for its locally sourced and home cooked food – and drinkers for some of the less common beers usually served. Both current and future ales are itemised on the pub’s comprehensive website and each beer has tasting notes and ABV listed. The comfortable pub interior has several distinct seating areas as well as an upstairs function room with a west facing roof terrace.

  • Stotfold
    • Coach & Horses 95 The Green Stotfold SG5 4DG Telephone(01462) 734135

      Opened in 1844, this former Whitbreads pub has become a freehouse in last few years years. Recent renovations have made this small pub into an open plan layout. The main bar area has a two large screen TV with Viasat sports, jukebox and a dartboard, the pool table is in a separate room. There is likely to be two or three real ales on for most sessions, including LocALe beers, plus up to 3 real ciders. There is regular live music and several sports teams are based at the pub.