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 34 High Street Dunton SG18 8RN Telephone(01767) 600258

      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. Local clubs meet here and both pub games and occasional live music events are 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.


      • Bedfordshire County Pub of the Year 2022
      • East Bedfordshire Branch Pub of the Year 2013 & 2022
      • East Bedfordshire Branch Rural Pub of the Year 2015 & 2019
  • Henlow
    • Engineers Arms 68 High Street Henlow SG16 6AA Telephone(01462) 812284

      A traditional two bar village local with 10 handpumps, serving an ever changing range of beers mostly from micros, plus up to 6 ciders and perry, often Potton Press. During October there is the annual beer festival. The pub features monthly live music. It is well decorated with brewery and sporting memorabilia. Various community events and trips make it a hub of local life. There is also a non-smoking patio area. Occasionally two extra ales served from wooden barrels.


      • 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
    • 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

      Part 16th century with oak beams and later became licensed in 1836. There is a 60ft covered well in the bar area, a comfy snug area, an upstairs function room, a rooftop terrace and a patio. At the bar 8 handpumps serve 7 excellent real ales, usually four from the Marstons group, and three guests. At least one beer festival each year and it was a local branch Pub of the Year in 2010. Closed on Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays when food is also served.

  • 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.

  • Wrestlingworth
    • Chequers 43 High Street Wrestlingworth SG19 2EP Telephone(01767) 631818

      16th/17th Century oak beamed cottages with low ceilings sympathetically converted and extended into a pub/restaurant. Serving traditional home cooked food using fresh produce. Floodlit petanque court, a quiz on first Saturday and live music on the second Saturday of each month. A marquee can be booked for functions and events. Popular with local historical society and other groups. Up to six real ales at the bar. The pub hosts a beer & cider festival in the spring (late May).