The Bedford

Pub
77 Bedford Hill, Balham, Greater London, SW17 9HD, United Kingdom
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 3:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 2:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • Noon–Midnight
Price:
£ £ £ £
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.1/10

Based on 96 votes

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  • great value
  • comedy
  • music
  • dancing
  • good for groups
  • spacious
  • good for a late night
  • beer
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  • Richard H.

    Music, ales, food, atmosphere

    Richard Harris · 3 weeks ago
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  • Tomislav J. K.

    Great pub. Very spacious and good for groups. Club is good too.

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  • William D.

    The most amazing bar in balham! Staff are really friendly and selection of beers are amazing. Would highly recommend a visit.

    William Davis · February 11
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  • Imogen C.

    Very chilly and no atmosphere (visited in the daytime)

    Imogen C · January 11
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  • Richard B.

    Comedy shows

    Richard Butlin · January 11
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  • Javi

    Live Música! Good athmosphere!!!

    Javi · November 13, 2014
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  • Peter H.

    Great pub. Friendly staff , relaxed atmosphere

    Peter Harrison · October 10, 2014
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  • Iunius M.

    A small diamond! Local but with a hidden surprice... What's out though, may overcharge u for the drinks. Busy, fllirty, mixed Saturday night... A must 8,5/10

    Iunius Mardonius · August 10, 2014
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  • Jonathan H.

    http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-win-at-ball-cats

    Jonathan Hon · July 3, 2014
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  • Iain C.

    Great for a beer in the sun after work even if it is on a busy road. Best sun trap there is around between 5-7.

    Iain C · April 29, 2014
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  • Candid Magazine

    Great live entertainment and a very chilled hangout in the day.

    Candid Magazine · March 25, 2014
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  • Gilly W.

    They appear to have a parent and kids rave. Glow sticks, the lot... In a Sunday afternoon.

    Gilly W · March 2, 2014
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  • Jacques B.

    I really enjoyed spending time there, I would recommend it to everybody

    Jacques Blanc · November 26, 2013
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  • Adrian A.

    Definitely some sort of civilised dogging venue!

    Adrian Anderson · May 17, 2013
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  • Rippy A.

    Shit music, PA not so bad...

    Rippy Ace · May 5, 2013
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  • Christopher V.

    1/2 menu, just for surreal's sake.

    Christopher Vyce · April 26, 2013
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  • Lou N.

    Great venue for comedy

    Lou N · April 7, 2013
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  • Mark R.

    Try the chorizo scotch egg and you'll never be happy with an ordinary scotch egg again

    Mark Robinson · March 30, 2013
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  • Dolly D.

    A mouse trap placed on top on of your alarm clock will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep.

    Dolly Daydream · December 18, 2011
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  • Sarah C.

    Clean out the dishwasher!

    Sarah Chandler · December 7, 2011
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  • Richard G.

    Food served from 6:30pm

    Richard George · November 24, 2011
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  • Richard G.

    Large, and dark. Very, very dark.

    Richard George · November 24, 2011
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  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals

    Argentinian tango every Thursday & Sunday and the Lindy Hop on Tuesday :) Read more

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  • Chris Y.

    great venue for live music! Read more

    Chris Young · May 16, 2011
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  • Karen B.

    Nice solid pub, has lots of entertainment but I am yet to sample this!

    Karen Benge · March 9, 2011
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  • Hip-IP.com

    Great pub but no sky sports, not a bad thing but good to know in advance.

    Hip-IP.com · February 21, 2011
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  • Tim W.

    Doom bar, landlord and addlestones. A good selection!

    Tim Watson · November 12, 2010
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  • Caoimhe O.

    Fantastic music on week nights in the theatre lovely food too!!

    Caoimhe O'Connell · October 19, 2010
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  • Tony M.

    It is also a legendary live music venue from Mon-Thurs (usually free entry) - has discovered acts like Paolo Nutini, James Morrison, Amy Macdonald and many moore www.thebedford.com

    Tony Moore · September 30, 2010
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  • L L Awards

    The Bedford is in the shortlist for London Live Music Venue of the Year for the London Lifestyle Awards! Cast your votes at www.londonlifestyleawards.com

    L L Awards · September 4, 2010
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  • kevin r.

    Ever reliable for a good time.

    kevin rye · July 23, 2010
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  • Alex L.

    When needs must it's a winner but it's still quite rank most of time...

    Alex Lefley · June 20, 2010
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  • John W.

    Great HSB.

    John Wallace · May 17, 2010
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  • Tim W.

    bit grim after midnight

    Tim Whitlock · April 28, 2010
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  • Charl A.

    Go dancing at the Bedford! Check out the link to read the rest of my tips. Read more

    Charl Asuit · April 10, 2010
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  • Lauren

    Great local pub, always a good atmosphere. Salsa dancing, quizes, comedy, pop-up club... All good!

    Lauren · February 4, 2010
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  • Simon P.

    Head there on a Saturday for excellent comedy. If you don't pre-book tickets, make sure you get there early (7pm) to get tickets on the door.

    Simon Preece · October 27, 2009
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  • Tim W.

    banana cabaret is hit and miss, but I've seen some good acts here

    Tim Whitlock · October 24, 2009
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