The Bedford


The Bedford is a well-known live music and comedy venue with something happening every night of the week.

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77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London, SW12 9HD

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+44 (0)20 8682 8959

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The Bedford

77 Bedford Hill
SW12 9HD
+44 (0)20 8682 8959
Public transport:
Balham, Underground


4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Bedford

5.0 out of 5 25 May 2014
by Jing Shyang Y.

Really good acoustic nights starting from 8pm on Tuesdays. The pub is deceptively small, as part of it being reserved for live entertainment, including comedy and music.

I had the lamb burger which was great, being there on a Tuesday meant any draft beer was on the house with burger purchased. Score! There are other offers on other days of the week. Be sure to check them out on their website...more

4.0 out of 5 10 January 2014
by Christie K.

Good comedy out in Balham? Yeah! Always a good sign to start the year off with some good comedy. We had a quick meal in the pub beforehand. I had the veggie burger and it was really good. The twice cooked fries are amazing. Now onto the banana cabaret,

It was really unexpected to walk into the theatre which felt like a really old school theatre. There were 4 really solid acts with an...more

3.0 out of 5 6 June 2011
by Glen M.

Decent range of beers and whatnot. Nice comedy. Pretty lovely space-- particularly the nightclub. Pretty typical DJ-ing with the same crap you could listen to in any other pub (I.e, the music is crap. Which is a shame. The sound is rather nice). Sticky, beer-sodden floors. Open late.

If you're looking for that Oxford-street/soho crap club, you could do much worse than come out here-- it's...more

3.0 out of 5 15 May 2009
by Zoe K.

Generally this is a really relaxed spot filled with locals and comfortable seating. On a cold day, it's quite cozy to sit in front of the fire on their comfy leather sofas. The food and drink are basic, yet tasty. I had the pate with a green salad the other night--the pate is homemade so it's soft, smooth and fresh. The salad was... well... a salad. Sunday roasts are enormous, so make sure to...more

4.0 out of 5 3 May 2009
by Matt S.

- Old looking big pub. Check

- Glowing coloured lights on the outside. Check

- Random Aussie/Kiwi barstaff. Check

- Lots of beer. Check.

At first glance, The Bedford appears to be pretty much the same as any other grandiose old London boozer but it has two things that really make it stand out from the crowd: character and variety.

Most pubs in London offer the same standards to varying...more