The Bedford Arms

“Good, traditional food at this village free house” - AA Inspector



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A quiet village setting, deep in the Bedfordshire countryside, just adds to the appeal of this cosy 300-year-old pub. There’s a beer garden with views across the fields to distant woodland, and a traditional, cottagey interior. A good range of real ales can be found in the bar, while the restaurant menu covers pub classics like sausage and mash, a choice of burgers, various steaks, and freshly battered cod, or maybe lamb hotpot, homemade beef lasagne or chick pea and potato curry. A traditional roast is served on Sundays, a gluten-free menu is available, and the specials board changes regularly.

The Bedford Arms
High Street, SOULDROP, MK44 1EY
Phone : 01234 781384


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of Ales

About the area

Discover Bedfordshire

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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