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Pen & Cob, our on-site British Brasserie, offers freshly prepared dishes available throughout the day. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, offering seasonal dishes that are locally sourced where possible. We make sure our dishes are sourced from suppliers which have superb reputations for producing the highest quality meats and products. Such as working closely with Stickleback fish suppliers in Welham Green to ensure Pen & Cob has the pick of the market as soon as the boats come in.
Pen & Cob
Pen & Cob, our on-site British Brasserie, offers freshly prepared dishes available throughout the day. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, offering seasonal dishes that are locally sourced where possible. We make sure our dishes are sourced from suppliers which have superb reputations for producing the highest quality meats and products. Such as working closely with Stickleback fish suppliers in Welham Green to ensure Pen & Cob has the pick of the market as soon as the boats come in.
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St Paul's Church is a Church of England parish church located on St Paul's Square in the town centre of the market and county town of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. Formerly a medieval collegiate church, the large building of cathedral proportions with its later additions and iconic spire dominates the town. St Paul's is the largest Anglican church in Bedfordshire, and the church exercises a ministry of welcome to thousands of visitors and pilgrims from far and wide each year. Historically, St Paul's has played a key part in the life of the British nation: as the home for the BBC's daily worship during the Second World War; and the Service for the National Day of Prayer in 1941, at which the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Cosmo Gordon Lang preached, was also broadcast to the UK and wider world from the church. St Paul's is today the Civic Church of the Borough of Bedford and the County of Bedfordshire; it is a focus for special commemorations and celebrations in the borough, county, and the wider region of the East of England, as well as being a central venue for concerts, recitals and exhibitions. As well as serving a diverse parish and ministering to a congregation of all ages, the church also enjoys fine choral and liturgical worship in the English cathedral tradition.
St. Paul's Church
St Paul's Church is a Church of England parish church located on St Paul's Square in the town centre of the market and county town of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. Formerly a medieval collegiate church, the large building of cathedral proportions with its later additions and iconic spire dominates the town. St Paul's is the largest Anglican church in Bedfordshire, and the church exercises a ministry of welcome to thousands of visitors and pilgrims from far and wide each year. Historically, St Paul's has played a key part in the life of the British nation: as the home for the BBC's daily worship during the Second World War; and the Service for the National Day of Prayer in 1941, at which the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Cosmo Gordon Lang preached, was also broadcast to the UK and wider world from the church. St Paul's is today the Civic Church of the Borough of Bedford and the County of Bedfordshire; it is a focus for special commemorations and celebrations in the borough, county, and the wider region of the East of England, as well as being a central venue for concerts, recitals and exhibitions. As well as serving a diverse parish and ministering to a congregation of all ages, the church also enjoys fine choral and liturgical worship in the English cathedral tradition.
Bedford Park is a large urban park, located in the town of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. The park is the largest urban park within the town, and it is owned and maintained by Bedford Borough Council. Bedford Park was constructed and planted in the 19th Century, as the town of Bedford expanded northwards. The park was developed at the same time as Bedford's first municipal cemetery, which is located directly to the north of the park. Today, the cemetery is no longer used as a major burial ground for the town. The park however is still very much in use. The general Victorian design of Bedford Park has been maintained to this day. The park has many mature trees and shrubs, as well as herbaceous borders and naturalised bulb borders (including daffodils, wood anemones and crocuses). The park's original bandstand is still in use, as is the original cricket pavilion, which is maintained along with a full size cricket pitch. Other sporting facilities at the park include areas for tennis, football, rounders and basketball. There is also a bowling green. Robinson Pool is located in the southwest corner of Bedford Park, and is the main public swimming pool in Bedford. Other facilities at the park include two children's playgrounds and a café (open summer weekends only). Bedford Park was awarded Green Flag status in 2007 & 2008, joining Priory Country Park to become the second park in Bedford to win the prestigious national award.
Bedford Park
Bedford Park is a large urban park, located in the town of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. The park is the largest urban park within the town, and it is owned and maintained by Bedford Borough Council. Bedford Park was constructed and planted in the 19th Century, as the town of Bedford expanded northwards. The park was developed at the same time as Bedford's first municipal cemetery, which is located directly to the north of the park. Today, the cemetery is no longer used as a major burial ground for the town. The park however is still very much in use. The general Victorian design of Bedford Park has been maintained to this day. The park has many mature trees and shrubs, as well as herbaceous borders and naturalised bulb borders (including daffodils, wood anemones and crocuses). The park's original bandstand is still in use, as is the original cricket pavilion, which is maintained along with a full size cricket pitch. Other sporting facilities at the park include areas for tennis, football, rounders and basketball. There is also a bowling green. Robinson Pool is located in the southwest corner of Bedford Park, and is the main public swimming pool in Bedford. Other facilities at the park include two children's playgrounds and a café (open summer weekends only). Bedford Park was awarded Green Flag status in 2007 & 2008, joining Priory Country Park to become the second park in Bedford to win the prestigious national award.
Priory Country Park is a 360 acre green space made up of lakes, meadows and woodland which is in part enclosed within a bend in the River Great Ouse. There are habitats from meadows to reed beds, quiet walks for all, fishing, boating, play areas and bird hides.
Priory Country Park
Priory Country Park is a 360 acre green space made up of lakes, meadows and woodland which is in part enclosed within a bend in the River Great Ouse. There are habitats from meadows to reed beds, quiet walks for all, fishing, boating, play areas and bird hides.
The Collection opened to the public in 1963, with further aircraft and vehicles added over the years. Events that encompass flying displays and vehicle parades draw crowds from all over the world. The Collection’s aircraft and vehicles, as much as possible, are all kept working as intended – it’s where history flies and drives! The Shuttleworth Collection is a registered charity, self-funded through daily admission and airshows ticket sales.
Shuttleworth Collection
The Collection opened to the public in 1963, with further aircraft and vehicles added over the years. Events that encompass flying displays and vehicle parades draw crowds from all over the world. The Collection’s aircraft and vehicles, as much as possible, are all kept working as intended – it’s where history flies and drives! The Shuttleworth Collection is a registered charity, self-funded through daily admission and airshows ticket sales.
Adjacent to the aerodrome that houses the Collection, the Swiss Garden is an outstanding example of the Regency fashion for creating landscapes in a picturesque alpine style. It is a peaceful, tranquil space, and one which has new vistas revealed at every turn. Within the garden are 13 listed structures, an adjacent woodland sculpture trail and resident peacock. It’s a delight to explore and recent restoration work in 2014 has ensured it has accessibility for all visitors. Resident in the garden is one delightful peacock, and ducklings can be seen swimming on the ponds in Spring.
Swiss Garden
Adjacent to the aerodrome that houses the Collection, the Swiss Garden is an outstanding example of the Regency fashion for creating landscapes in a picturesque alpine style. It is a peaceful, tranquil space, and one which has new vistas revealed at every turn. Within the garden are 13 listed structures, an adjacent woodland sculpture trail and resident peacock. It’s a delight to explore and recent restoration work in 2014 has ensured it has accessibility for all visitors. Resident in the garden is one delightful peacock, and ducklings can be seen swimming on the ponds in Spring.
Bedford Aerodrome is a licensed airfield. It is formed from the eastern 1100m of the original Royal Aeronautical Establishment (RAE) Bedford Ministry of Defence aerodrome, which featured a massive 2 mile long, 90m wide main runway. The remaining western end of the original runway is now used for intensive car storage. Bedford Aerodrome mainly serves visitors to the adjacent Bedford Autodrome motorsport circuit, but is available to other users on request. With approximately 1000m of usable runway, it is capable of accommodating Public Transport flights up to King Air B200, and light jets operated privately, subject to the pilot's discretion.
Bedford Autodrome
Bedford Aerodrome is a licensed airfield. It is formed from the eastern 1100m of the original Royal Aeronautical Establishment (RAE) Bedford Ministry of Defence aerodrome, which featured a massive 2 mile long, 90m wide main runway. The remaining western end of the original runway is now used for intensive car storage. Bedford Aerodrome mainly serves visitors to the adjacent Bedford Autodrome motorsport circuit, but is available to other users on request. With approximately 1000m of usable runway, it is capable of accommodating Public Transport flights up to King Air B200, and light jets operated privately, subject to the pilot's discretion.
Shortmead is one of Biggleswade’s best kept secrets. The elegant manor house is set in 24 acres of grounds with its origins dating from the 16th century and provides an idyllic setting.
Shortmead House
Shortmead is one of Biggleswade’s best kept secrets. The elegant manor house is set in 24 acres of grounds with its origins dating from the 16th century and provides an idyllic setting.
***MUST VISIT***STAFF FAVOURITE*** Woburn Safari Park is a safari park located in Woburn, Bedfordshire, England. Visitors to the park can drive through exhibits, which contain species such as southern white rhino, elephants, tigers and black bears. It is part of the estates of the Duke of Bedford that also includes Woburn Abbey and its 3,000-acre deer park. The Safari Park itself covers 360 acres.
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Woburn Safari Park
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***MUST VISIT***STAFF FAVOURITE*** Woburn Safari Park is a safari park located in Woburn, Bedfordshire, England. Visitors to the park can drive through exhibits, which contain species such as southern white rhino, elephants, tigers and black bears. It is part of the estates of the Duke of Bedford that also includes Woburn Abbey and its 3,000-acre deer park. The Safari Park itself covers 360 acres.
Experience a truly memorable day out at the UK's biggest zoo. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is home to some 3,000 animals and set in 600 acres of lush countryside overlooking the beautiful Chiltern Downs.
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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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Experience a truly memorable day out at the UK's biggest zoo. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is home to some 3,000 animals and set in 600 acres of lush countryside overlooking the beautiful Chiltern Downs.
Silverstone is the current home of the British Grand Prix, which it first hosted in 1948. The 1950 British Grand Prix at Silverstone was the first race, becoming its permanent home in 1987. The circuit also hosts the British round of the MotoGP series.
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Silverstone Circuit
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Silverstone is the current home of the British Grand Prix, which it first hosted in 1948. The 1950 British Grand Prix at Silverstone was the first race, becoming its permanent home in 1987. The circuit also hosts the British round of the MotoGP series.

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Bedford St Johns Station
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Bedford Station (Main Line)
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Luton Airport (LTN)
London Luton Airport, previously called Luton International Airport, is an international airport located 28 miles south of Bedford town centre in the county of Bedfordshire.