The Bedford

Bars, British, Burgers, Gastropub, Pizza, Pubs, Vegan, Vegetarian·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of The Bedford

Bronze Award

Treated to a multi-million pound makeover in 2018, this iconic 1930s sibling of The Latchmere and The Rosendale now has a jewel of an attraction in its chic kingfisher blue art-deco lounge. Fig Bramble and Mezcal Margarita are among the glam cocktails, and pop-art rock posters hint at what goes on upstairs – The Bedford’s glorious galleried auditorium in the round is a showcase for live music, cabaret and stand-up for everyone from Ed Sheeran to Harry Hill.

In the busy main bar, sip Sambrook’s and other craft ales and order from an extensive modern British menu served in the restaurant and throughout the ground floor: classic brunch staples, sandwiches, artisan pizza and small plates (haddock croquettes with aïoli or pulled pork and scratchings, say). Competitively priced mains are more substantial and include pumpkin and mushroom Wellington or sea bass with saffron risotto, spinach and langoustine and dill sauce.

With a ballroom and a cosy cocktail bar (both for hire) and 15 plush ensuite bedrooms upstairs, you can check in and never leave Balham again.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Bars, British, Burgers, Gastropub, Pizza, Pubs, Vegan, Vegetarian
Eat at Home
Takeaway service
Cool, Dark and moody, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Dinner, Late night dining, Lunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

COVID-19 Update for The Bedford

Updated on 16 Jul 2020

During these challenging times our priority is to ensure the safety of both our guests and staff whilst providing the warmest of welcomes, just as we always have. As such, we have been working behind the scenes to put even more health and safety measures in place to keep everyone well.


In accordance with current legislation we kindly ask that tables are of no more than six people, unless they comprise of two households. If your party is over six people please contact the pub directly to book in advance. Customers are requested to sanitise their hands on arrival before providing contact details for tracing purposes.


We now ask customers to please wait to be seated, order food from their table only, use card or contactless where possible as well as adhere to social distancing rules at all times.


We continue to be meticulous about health and hygiene. All staff will have their temperatures checked on arrival. All our pubs have received deep cleans. Each table will be thoroughly sanitised after use. Our menus and drinks lists will be one use only and all our staff have undergone new health and safety training.


For a quick glance at all the measures we have put in place, please click below. For our Covid-19 Risk Assessment Form please click below.



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Are there vegan options on the menu at The Bedford?

Yes there are vegan options on the menu at The Bedford.

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Are there gluten-free options on the menu at The Bedford?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at The Bedford.

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Location for The Bedford

77 Bedford Hill, London, London, SW12 9HD

020 3976 8007


Opening Times

All day
Mon 11:00-23:00
Tue 11:00-00:00
Wed 11:00-00:00
Thu 11:00-00:00
Fri 11:00-00:00
Sat 11:00-00:00
Sun 11:00-22:30

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