|Monday||11am – 12 midnight|
|Tuesday||11am – 12 midnight|
|Wednesday||11am – 12 midnight|
|Thursday||11am – 12 midnight|
|Friday||11am – 12 midnight|
|Saturday||11am – 12 midnight|
|Sunday||11am – 12 midnight|
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are now closed until further notice. Further updates will be made available as soon as we have them. We would like to thank all our customers for the support over the years and we hope you all stay safe and see us on the other side of this.
All the best,
Paddy and the Golden Pheasant team
The Grade II listed building dates back to the 18th century when it was originally a cottage in 1753 and was owned by Elizabeth Hawkins.
In 1837 the cottage contained a front shop, parlour, brewhouse and warehouse.
The Golden Pheasant was converted into a beerhouse and was first licensed in 1851, gaining a full license by 1855 with James Melrose being the first licensee. Frederick Reddern, of Horne Lane Brewery, Bedford, purchased the pub in 1856. The brewery was eventually taken over by Charles Wells in 1876. As far as tenants of the Golden Pheasant are concerned, in 1869 Walter Wren, a fishmonger with Lowestoft connections took over.
The Golden Pheasant
The Ultimate Place for the best Ales
Without any doubt, our brewery and ales are the ultimate go-to location for any kind of a distinctively different beer
As a concept, the Speciality Beer House is innovative… As an example, The Golden Pheasant is outstanding! In 2007, Charles Wells Pub Company launched the first two pubs in a new development concept known as the “Speciality Beer House”.
The Bedford Arms (Bedford) and The Golden Pheasant (Biggleswade) were refurbished under the Speciality Beer House identity and provide a celebration of beer, with an unrivalled choice of beer styles for consumers. They demonstrate excellence in all areas of cellar management and alcohol retailing and offer the chance for beer lovers and novices, male and female, to explore the different ranges of beer available.
The Speciality Beer House isn’t just about making beers available, as the offer and service are an important element of the concept. Certain criteria have been established to ensure the Speciality Beer House delivers what consumers want and, in turn, help our retailers run a successful business operation Guidelines for operating a Speciality Beer House include achieving cask marque accreditation and working closely with CAMRA. They should also provide a good range of bottled beers from Britain and overseas, offering a range of fruit and wheat beers, ciders and perrys with the licensee and bar staff all demonstrating a good knowledge of, and passion for beer. A further benefit for consumers who are unsure of where to start their journey of beer appreciation, is the opportunity to try a sample before they buy. Here at the Golden Pheasant, we welcome our customers to taste the beers!
The Speciality Beer Houses present the range of fabulous beers brewed in Bedford by Wells & Young’s Brewing Co Ltd but as licensees, we also have the option to incorporate a diverse selection of other beers selected from independent and micro breweries to compliment the range, something which we take very seriously and take great care to do with a careful eye for detail and flavour. The interior of the Golden Pheasant compliments the Speciality Beer House identity by being decorated in a traditional, comfortable, easy style with simplicity that makes everyone feel instantly at home.
The Golden Pheasant
71 High Street