East Bedfordshire

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Cider & Perry Pubs

Branch area pubs selling real cider and perry

  • 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.

    • Stratton House Hotel London Road Biggleswade SG18 8ED Telephone(01767) 312442

      Reopened on 06/09/19 - full survey to be carried out. Food available lunchtimes and evenings, hours to be checked.

  • Broom
    • Cock 23 High Street Broom SG18 9NA Telephone(01767) 314411

      A lovely grade II listed village pub dating from 1830s full of character having many small rooms. The front parlour has a wood fire, there is a snug room and also a games room with Northamptonshire Skittles, cribbage and darts. Further seating is available outside the entrance to the cellar from which all drinks are served as there is no bar so beers are poured straight from the casks. As well as beers from the breweries listed there are often others from, for example, Adnams and Theakstons. Just past the cellar entrance is the restaurant where fresh local produce is used extensively. Camping is available with access to toilets and cold water and there are three apartments in adjacent cottages.


      • East Bedfordshire Branch Rural Pub of the Year 2022
  • Clifton
    • Admiral 1 Broad Street Clifton SG17 5RJ Telephone(01462) 811069

      Formerly a cottage, outhouse and pigsty in 1830, and later opened as a pub in the 1867. It's a small village pub of unusual wedge shape in the Clifton Conservation area. It is now a freehouse with up to 5 real ales, some bottled craft ales and one cider in spring or summer months. Traditional games of cribbage, darts and dominoes remain popular. Regular live music and a monthly quiz. Great British pub food served daily, plus Fish and Chips on Fridays and big weekend breakfasts and a Sunday Roast and Monday steak nights. The pub has a wood burning stove and lots of nautical artefacts.


      • East Bedfordshire Branch Most Improved Pub of the Year 2018
  • 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
  • Potton
    • Potton & District Club 38 Station Road Potton SG19 2PZ Telephone(01767) 261465

      These premises are run as a club, where the majority of customers are members, standard membership is £20 per annum and £10 for Seniors. However guests are welcome although they may be required to pay slightly higher costs for drinks than the members. A beer festival is held in October.

  • Sandy
    • Roundabout Club Bedford Road Sandy SG19 1EL Telephone(01767) 680871

      This club is based in the former Sandy Town Hall. Membership rates £10 for new members (first year) then £7 per year after that. Four year membership is £15, 8 years is £25. The club has a function Room which can hold 100 people, available for hire. The club has Sports TV and game such as darts, snooker and pool are popular. There are regular music events disco, karaoke and live bands where guests can be signed in by members. There are two regular real ales at the bar, plus a real cider.

    • Sir William Peel 39 High Street Sandy SG19 1AG Telephone(01767) 680607

      Formerly two cottages converted into a pub in 1838 and called the Lord Nelson, until the name changed in 1994. Friendly and welcoming community pub, popular with locals of all ages. Guest ales come mainly from micro breweries. A classic English pub offering good beer and old fashioned hospitality. Very innovative "Themed" Beer festival every April with a Cider Festival each July. Occasional live music. Good bus & rail links.


      • Bedfordshire County Cider Pub of the Year 2022
      • East Bedfordshire Branch Cider Pub of the Year 2022
  • 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.

    • Stag 35 Brook Street Stotfold SG5 4LA Telephone(01462) 731098

      Opened in 1833 and once home to a small micro-brewery in the 1990's, sadly no more. An L-shaped bar area with lounge seating, two large TV screens, a dartboard, plus dominoes and cribbage are available. Two regular ales, plus one guest ale and one changing real cider. The room at the rear is usually set as a restaurant. Occasional live music events. Traditional pub grub available every day & a Sunday Roast. Open for breakfast from 0930 Saturday and Sunday.

  • Sutton
    • John O'Gaunt Inn 30 High Street Sutton SG19 2NE Telephone(01767) 260377

      This pub dates back to 1835 and has a Lounge bar containing the village quilt assembled by local societies and the village school. There is a local golf society, plus occasional live music. Northamptonshire Skittles, darts and other pubs games available in the public bar, plus Petanque in the garden. Traditional country pub food served Tue-Sat, plus Sunday lunch in the restaurant at the rear of the lounge bar. Food also served Bank Holiday Mondays but not the Tuesday following.