“Greene King village pub with a Greek heart” - AA Inspector
Xenia, the Greek concept of hospitality, awaits you at this late 19th-century pub overlooking the village green. Among some amazing wallpapers and carpets, xenia here means home-made Greek cooking, Greek wines and, of course, ouzo. Menu translations reveal that lamb kleftiko is slow-cooked 'stolen' leg, and pastitsio is baked pasta, minced beef with béchamel sauce. But eating à la Grècque is optional, as chicken curry, fish and chips and much more testify. A large garden includes patio seating and a playground.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Main course from: £7.90
- Open all year
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About the area
At its most southern point, Bedfordshire is only 35 miles from London Waterloo, so there’s a good reason for the UK’s fifth busiest airport to be called London Luton Airport. The county is one of England’s smaller in terms of area, but more than makes up for it in terms of business HQs and visitor attractions. Among the most popular of these, and among the top attractions in the UK, is ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, founded in 1931, and now covering around 600 acres.
Along similar lines Woburn Safari Park opened more recently (in 1970) and is just over half the size. Fans of old flying machines or cars will enjoy a visit to the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden, a tiny village near Biggleswade. Among the oldest examples in the collection are a pioneering French Blériot XI from 1910, and a number of early French and German automobiles from the very late 19th century.
Bedford itself is located on either side of the River Ouse, and has a large Italian population, descended from those who came to work at a local brick factory in the 1950s.
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