15 pubs in Central Bedfordshire featured in the 2021 Good Beer guide - as CAMRA celebrates its 50th anniversary

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 3:54 pm
CAMRA is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

And in honour of the milestone, we’re sharing the local pubs recommended by CAMRA in its Good Beer Guide.

The Good Beer Guide, now in its 48th edition, is a guidebook to the finest UK pubs that serve real ales. It shines a spotlight on local pubs selling the best real ale from micro, regional and national breweries.

And they are definitely well worth a visit - once lockdown is over!

This town centre pub can trace its roots back to 1876. It has a good range of beers and ciders and a large outside area.
Built in 1873, the Guide says this is a comfortable and welcoming establishment that is community-focused with a large family-friendly garden area.
A delightful Grade II listed pub that is on CAMRA’s National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. The pub has a beer garden and area for camping and caravans and drinks are served direct from the cellar steps.
This pub was created in 1838 when two cottages were combined. It is known for its charity fundraising, and popular beer and cider festivals.
A multi-award winning pub that was Local CAMRA Pub and Cider Pub of the Year 2020, it has enjoyed 25 consecutive years in the Guide under the same landlord.
A welcoming pub just a few minutes’ walk from the railway station, it offers good value Eagle IPA plus an ever-changing low gravity guest ale.
A friendly, warm and welcoming pub with a wood-burning stove, serving five real ales, one real cider and bottled craft beers. Food offerings are not to be missed, says the Guide.
A much-loved community hub, with a wide-ranging selection of both local and national beers. Mini beer festivals are held twice a year, plus a gin festival and cider festival.
Primarily a drinkers’ pub, says the Guide, with three B&T beers and three guest ales on offer. There is a family room and a patio garden.
Modernised to a high standard, says the Guide, new licensees have introduced a choice of changing real ales. Local CAMRA Most Improved Pub 2020.
A single-room beer house with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Real ale is served direct from barrels behind the bar, with a good selection of ciders also available.
A busy inn overlooking a medieval bridge across the River Great Ouse - at least two guest beers are usually available from an extensive range.
A popular and friendly Grade II listed pub with several outdoor areas, the Chequers serves a variety of real ales accompanied by quality pub food.
A family-run village pub on the John Bunyan Trail and close to the Greensand Ridge Walk, with a large garden and a dog-friendly bar area.
A village pub owned and run by the same family since 1951 - and featured in the Guide for more than 25 years. A winner of numerous CAMRA awards, and a Pub of the Year finalist in 2018.