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Bedfords Bar

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British
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1 Old Post Office Yard, Norwich NR2 1SL, England
+44 1603 666869
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy upstairs bar where the lights are all converted spirits bottles. Lovely and fairly-priced "grazing" menu. The beetroot salmon and picallili sour dough sandwich was delicious.

Thank Chris N
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We didn't eat here so unable to comment on food or its service. However did visit the upstairs bar area for later drinks and a bit of dancing to celebrate a few of us reaching 50, two nights running. Manager and security all very friendly and do a good job of removing anyone wanting to spoil others fun. Loved the... More 

Thank nomorewine
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We had our wedding reception here in July and hands down this place exceeded all our expectations. Working in hotels we tried all the usual suspects Maids Head Hotel, Dunston Hall etc etc none of see places felt right then we found Bedfords did wedding receptions what a relief. We found a group of people happy to accommodate all our... More 

Thank SkalliA
Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Lacking Atmosphere, food over priced for portion size, had a slightly grubby feel. Used to a fun place to go with great food.

3 Thank Jo R R
oldschooldoorman, Owner at Bedfords Bar, responded to this review

Unfortunately you haven't really told us "What's gone wrong". Why wait until you can hide behind a computer screen to leave what I can only describe as a non-descriptive review. Myself and all of my staff have been well trained to more than rectify any concerns our customers have when visiting our business, but only if you give us the... More 

Egham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I took 4 friends here on a Saturday night and had couple of G&Ts. It is a good place to take visitors to Norwich as it easily impressed - I am in love with the vaulted ceiling and wooden beams.

Thank Beth R
Diss, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We needed to visit Norwich to shop and tried to organise a meal to follow on from this ordeal. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was really very good. It is so refreshing to be able to have sharing plates and thus have the opportunity to sample a wide range of dishes. The style of food suited... More 

Thank Christine B
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Family supper prior to Chef Keith doing the catering for our forthcoming wedding. Fabulous tasting food, excellent menu offering a great selection of street food and an imaginative choice of deserts. Great opportunity to try lots of different dishes. Attentive service, great value for money - give it a go everyone...........

Thank carmeleastwood
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Sounds a bit cheapskate but we bought a groupon deal and used it as part of our day out, to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was 2 in the afternoon, and very quiet but this meant the manager had some time to talk to us, and discuss the different gins he served and their origins. He was great, the food... More 

Thank Bob A
Norwich, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Went there on a groupon deal and have to say the food was excellent, tasty and just a bit different. The service was good but really that wasn't difficult as we were the only customers there. The bar is upstairs. Although there is outside seating on the ground floor, but you would need warm weather.

oldschooldoorman, Owner at Bedfords Bar, responded to this review

Why score us a 3, you've come to my business on a deal, you've said the food was excellent and the service good although not difficult, it's not our fault it was quiet when you came in or that our bar is upstairs and unfortunately we have no control over the British weather. Your opinion matters, but I do feel... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Booked the crypt for my wife's 50th birthday party and it has gone down as one of the best evenings ever by our friends and family. Fantastic, friendly and very helpful staff and management made it an unforgettable evening. Upstairs bar and the outside seating area were equally impressive. Well worth a visit.

Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$57
Bar, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Old Post Office Yard, Norwich NR2 1SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 666869

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?