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Bedfords Bar

Norwich, Norfolk

(87)
Bedfords Bar logo
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Bedfords Bar

Norwich, Norfolk

(87)

About

Traditionally over the last 40+ years Bedfords has been the place to drink & chat in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. Today it’s no different, well apart from the complete re-fit conducted by the owner, Glen Carr and his son Jonathan Carr, the General Manager.

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Reviews (87)

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J
3 January 2020

We love coming to bedfords! We came here for New Year’s Eve and had a great time seeing the new year in with friends! The bar tenders and owners where very friendly and welcoming! Me and my friends all had a great time and felt very safe in bedfords bar! I would highly recommend! More...

T
8 December 2019

Great venue, great atmosphere, always a good for a night or afternoon out

N
29 November 2019

good music and lovely atmosphere

M
10 November 2019

nice friendly atmosphere good way to spend a Sunday afternoon

C
17 October 2019

Great music and atmosphere

B
10 September 2019

Nice little bar tucked away in Norwich.

K
5 September 2019

Great venue, the atmosphere inside is always amazing

M
1 September 2019

The crypt is a great place for a party. Very cool and atmospheric space, good sound system, drinks selections are good and the staff are excellent. I had a great party here for about 60 people, Jonathan was helpful in arranging everything. Highly recommended! More...

K
16 August 2019

great bar great owner great bar staff & great music.

D
11 July 2019

Awesome place. Staff friendly and a really good atmosphere.

S
11 June 2019

Really nice venue. Will definitely be returning.

D
6 June 2019

Our band LOCAL played a few tracks here last night and was impressed by the venue. We look forward to playing here again.

T
12 May 2019

Lush bars great staff and great out door terrace area! Awesome events, who could ask for more

T
12 May 2019

LIVE MUSIC and awesome staff. All round good times

S
12 May 2019

top venue, great live music, staff superb

J
11 May 2019

First time in this place and shall be back. Good live music and good party atmosphere

L
23 April 2019

Came here for the first time for the Paul Oakenfold before and after party. It was the best night I’ve had in a while and I’d recommend this bar to anyone who comes to visit! Lovely staff and atmosphere. Also an owner who you can see dedicates his time to making this place such a friendly environment. Thank you for an amazing night I’ll definitely come back again soon! More...

J
18 April 2019

Best music venue in Norwich

N
8 April 2019

Simply lovely. Great food terrific atmosphere

M
18 March 2019

Bedford’s helped us have the most amazing party for our engagement. Johnny and his team our outstanding. Couldn’t do enough to help us. Amazing venue and atmosphere! We have the best night ever. Thank you so much ✨ xxxx More...

J
11 March 2019

Great for Sunday entertainment

M
8 March 2019

Amazing place! Loved performing there xx

K
10 February 2019

Love the place! Great cocktails!

K
11 January 2019

nice driks

S
11 January 2019

Got smashed

G
30 December 2018

great team ...great music...

M
30 December 2018

Great bands and an owner (Glen) who really cares about the place. Another brilliant afternoon!!

R
11 December 2018

Bedfords is a great venue. The lovely 'attic' style room at the top would make a great place for a small party, with a good sized bar, a smattering of tables, and a smallish area to dance.

S
11 December 2018

Beautiful Dangerous this afternoon

A
3 December 2018

I have always had a great time in Bedford’s at various events, live music nights, and just having a drink. The staff are great and they always look after you

L
3 December 2018

One of the best independent venues in Norwich

C
11 November 2018

I like this venue on a Sunday afternoon

J
5 November 2018

Sunday funday !!! Families welcome to! Had a great time , band was good ‘addictive mix’ Just something different to do on a Sunday!

A
28 October 2018

Super friendly staff, Great atmosphere, One of the best bars in Norwich

M
11 September 2018

Really nice place. Great building.

A
11 September 2018

Great well stocked upstairs bar , the crypt is a forgotten Norwich gem which needs a visit . Great staff , reasonable prices drinks and great atmosphere . Well worth a look .

B
11 August 2018

Love this place. Great live music on a Sunday afternoon n friendly staff!

L
11 August 2018

Good place to meet

H
11 August 2018

Lovely historic bar. An old favourite.

M
11 August 2018

Bedfords bar is excellent there is no doubt about it !!!!!!

D
11 August 2018

Cosy bar

M
11 August 2018

Really lovely atmosphere,

D
11 August 2018

Brilliant for parties!

L
11 August 2018

Intimate and a great space for live music

N
11 August 2018

Nice place, good staff, great cocktails

B
11 August 2018

A quality place to drink

A
11 August 2018

Nice place but no food...not even crisps!

D
11 August 2018

Great place to meet up with friends

J
11 August 2018

Nice.

S
11 August 2018

Big fan of the decor upstairs in Bedfords; its like sitting in a homely converted barn with exposed timber roofing and good furnishings. They have Sonos speakers dotted around so sound quality is also good. Prices are reasonable and staff have always been friendly. There is also a good size crypt you can hire; went once for a DJ evening and enjoyed it! All round good place. More...

S
11 August 2018

Decent bar. Nice selection of drinks. Decent door staff and great place to grab a drink with friends.

S
11 August 2018

Classic place to go on night out in Norwich

D
11 August 2018

The staff are always friendly and the atmosphere is always good. Highly recommended.

R
11 August 2018

Great city centre bar. Upstairs bar very nice, a cellar 'crypt' bar with original vaulted ceiling and a private hire bar also used for overflow if not booked. Live music in crypt bar

L
11 August 2018

Great bar for music on Sunday afternoon can't talk about food because not tried it but nice wine and atmosphere

A
11 August 2018

Great atmosphere and service

D
11 August 2018

Nice place, friendly staff, drinks maybe a little expensive. I only went upstairs, small but worth a visit.

R
11 August 2018

Beautiful

M
23 July 2018

Great atmosphere. Lovely staff. Glen (the owner) is an amazing host.

D
23 July 2018

Thanks Glen for letting us ehxibit and hand out chocolates to your clients tonight. I must say once again...you guys rock...xxx

H
23 July 2018

Went here as was passing and thought we'd check it out. Glad we did.

P
23 July 2018

Luv the place, been living in poole now for 34 years but always pop into bedfords when I'm back in Norwich

B
23 July 2018

Great place to spend a fun Sunday afternoon

K
23 July 2018

Never had a bad night here, want a great night out with no rude or obnoxious staff this is the place to go. 5* every time.

B
23 July 2018

Fantastic place to go to enjoy a great evening out. Sunday afternoon music is superb

D
23 July 2018

Not just a bar for me, more like a home from home where staff are not 'just staff' but friends as well.

C
23 July 2018

Great place and a lovely historical venue in the fine city of Norwich. Top atmosphere in the upstairs bar and if you fancy a party head down to the Crypt for some late night dancing! :)

D
23 July 2018

Great venue, amazing setting, great beer, great staff. Great live music.

B
23 July 2018

Wow another one of Norwichs hidden treasures.came today for the first time to see the amazing 'Beautiful Dangerous'. What a lovely and friendly venue. Heres to many more rocking Sunday's!!!!! More...

T
23 July 2018

One of my favourite bars. Great atmosphere and decor.

S
23 July 2018

Brilliant place great vibe landlord, great live bands definitely one to visit !!

D
23 July 2018

Haven't tried the food as yet. But a great live music venue with a good vibe. Professional and friendly staff. Not over priced. Use it or lose it �

A
23 July 2018

Very impressed with the decor
and quality refurbishment. Having a drink in the original 15th century crypt is an experience unique in Norwich for sure.
A big thanks to Glen and Jonny for being amazing hosts and introducing us to
Blue Moon beer (with a slice of squeezed orange) and....... Rhubarb flavoured gin.. Surprisingly amazing! We’ll be back (with more Thai food) �
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M
23 July 2018

Really friendly place. Some people stay for the whole two hour set on Sunday afternoon, others just drop in for a while after shopping. Some bring kids too. All are warmly welcomed. Quietly impressive place, although the music is anything but quiet! More...

S
23 July 2018

Great place great staff set in a lovely building great for all occasions

J
23 July 2018

Breathtaking National Monument 15th century Crypt down below and a beautiful atmospheric 17th century bar upstairs! Welcoming staff, great variety of spirits, amazing wine and beautiful cocktails!

G
23 July 2018

Carlos made our experience 5* - nowhere else in Norwich compares, thank you xx

K
4 December 2017

Big fan of the decor upstairs in Bedfords; its like sitting in a homely converted barn with exposed timber roofing and good furnishings. They have Sonos speakers dotted around so sound quality is also good. Prices are reasonable and staff have always been friendly. There is also a good size crypt you can hire; went once for a DJ evening and enjoyed it! All round good place. More...

R
11 August 2017

BUNK COLLECTIVE FOR LIFE

E
11 August 2017

Good atmosphere and great that you can book out areas for large groups.

D
11 August 2017

Decent real ale selection.

K
11 August 2017

Ok

M
11 August 2017

Like the crypt. The loft bar has some interesting and unique drinks selections

R
11 August 2016

Lovely decoration and usually quick service.

R
11 August 2016

Go here regularly for drinks on a night out. Great atmopshere, but a little cramped at times.

J
11 August 2016

Nice bar, good food.

V
11 August 2016

Well prepared home fresh food. Lovely atmosphere. Polite and helpful waitress. I definitely come again.

Q&A

Meeting new people every single day, local people, people from different parts of the country and often people from different parts of the world! Providing patrons with some of the worlds best drinks in one of the cities most beautiful and characteristic venues never gets old! We host peoples birthday parties, corporate events, live music across all genres and even parties such as engagements and weddings, nothing quite tops hosting someone's special day!

Having been a doorman in and around Norwich for 25 years Glen, the owner, decided to step away from being a doorman but didn't want to lose the nightlife side of his life, an opportunity arose in the form of Bedfords Bar as the previous owner was moving away and it was just too good to say no! The bar needed a lot of work but this is something Glen, and myself (Jonathan), had never shied away from and the challenge was accepted and we never looked back.

We are a family run, independent business with customer satisfaction at forefront of our business model. We have many different things going on at Bedfords across the year but there's nothing we enjoy as much as hosting people parties whether it be a special birthday or a special day such as an engagement or even wedding. We will do whatever it takes to guarantee you have the most amazing party.

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