The Knife and Cleaver
“Highly regarded rustic pub” - AA Inspector
The Shuttleworth aeroplane collection and Bletchley Park are easily reached from this friendly pub. The bar and All Saints Restaurant welcome customers throughout the day, every day, whther for a pint of Wells Eagle IPA or something more substantial. Starters include sharing boards, or single starters of potted shrimps and cucumber on toast; among the mains are smoked haddock risotto; nut roast Wellington; and beef bourguignon. Apple and pecan pie for afters.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £12
- 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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