A quarter of a million pounds spent on refurbishment
The new look Bedford Arms
The Bedford Arms on Dawes Road has reopened following an interior and exterior makeover costing almost a quarter of a million pounds.
It now belongs to the Craft Union Pub Company, which has a stated aim of putting its pubs at the heart of their local communities. An improved entertainment offer with events every night is also promised at the dog-friendly pub.
The new ‘Captain’ of The Bedford Arms is Gary Maynard, an experienced pub manager. Gary and his team are aiming at match-day custom, traditionally a Fulham supporting pub, the owners point out that the Bedford Arms is half way between Craven Cottage and Stamford Bridge.
Speaking on the refurbishment, Gary said “The pub is looking fantastic, and we’ve already had great feedback from our guests since reopening the doors. This is clearly a much-loved local within the community and we’ve got a great offering for both the people of Fulham and passers-by to enjoy throughout the week.”
Starting off the week on Mondays with the pub’s Race Day and an evening of Chase the Ace from 7.30pm, Tuesdays see an afternoon of Golden Oldies music being played from 12pm. Midweek sees the return of the pub quiz on Wednesdays at 7.30pm followed by Play Your Cards Right allowing guests to compete for prizes. Thursday nights welcome the start of the pub’s weekly music entertainment with a Karaoke Night from 8pm, followed by a Friday night DJ to kick off the weekend. Live music returns on Saturdays with a host of local bands and artists lined up to take to the stage, with Sundays seeing a more chilled-out atmosphere with an Acoustic Open Mic Night from 7.30pm.
Gary added, “Our new entertainment line-up has been really popular, and we’ve enjoyed a lot of afternoons and evenings full of laughs already. If you are in the area, I’d love to welcome you to the Bedford Arms.”
There has been a pub at the site since 1883 but the present building dates from 1936 it was previously known as the Frog in the Bedford.
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November 14, 2022