Eat, Drink, Shop, Explore…

Dining out, retail therapy, fun for the kids – here are a few suggestions to help you enjoy your stay in Bedfordshire.

Eat and Drink

John O’Gaunt Inn, Sandy
Traditional country pub serving home-cooked food, real ales and fine wines.
Drive time: 4 mins

The Crown, Northill
Dine in the bar or restaurant at this family-run pub nestled by the village green and church.
Drive time: 4 mins

The Hare & Hounds, Old Warden
You’ll find a seasonal menu, handpicked wines and laidback atmosphere here.
Drive time: 8 mins

The Guinea, Moggerhanger
This village pub serves ‘honest food cooked with love’…
Drive time: 4 mins

China Express, Sandy
Eat in or takeaway
Drive time: 5 mins

Maharajah Of Sandy
Eat in or takeaway
Drive time: 5 mins

Prezzo, St Neots
Drive time: 17 mins

Frankie & Benny’s, St Neots
Drive time: 17 mins

Pizza Express, Biggleswade
Drive time:  8 mins

The Chippy, Sandy
Eat in or takeaway
Drive time:  5 mins


The Co-operative + Tesco
Drive time: 5 mins

Sainsbury’s + Asda + Aldi
Drive time: 6-10 mins


Shuttleworth Collection & The Swiss Garden, Old Warden
Aeronautical and automotive museum plus Regency-style landscaped gardens. Play area and cafe serving light lunches.
Drive time: 6 mins

RSPB, Sandy
A bird spotter’s delight with 8km of trails through woodland and heath.
Drive time: 8 mins

Oasis Beach Pool, Bedford
Indoor pool with flumes, waves, water cannon, baby pool and onsite cafe. Outside pool open in summer.
Drive time: 14 mins

Twinwoods Adventure, Milton Ernest
Multi-activity adventure site with flying, surfing, racing, wall climbing, shooting and archery plus children’s play area and cafe.
Drive time: 30 mins

Gulliver’s Land, Milton Keynes
Animatronic dinosaurs, farmyard animals, nerve-wracking challenges, water fun – over 70 attractions for children aged 2 to 13.
Drive time: 30 mins

Woburn Safari Park
Wildlife park with over 1,000 animals to be seen via road or foot safari.
Drive time: 30 mins

Woburn Abbey Gardens and Deer Park
A 3,000-acre estate with gardens to explore, footpath walks, art in the abbey and afternoon tea.
Drive time: 35 mins

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable
The UK’s biggest zoo with over 2,500 animals, plus daily shows.
Drive time: 1 hour

Grafham Water, Grafham
Nature trails, bird hides, cycle trails, fishing and watersports, plus cafe, restaurant and children’s playgrounds.
Drive time: 25 mins

Wimpole Estate, Arrington
National Trust estate with mansion, extensive gardens, landscaped park and traditional farmyard.
Drive time: 30 mins

Retail Therapy

High street and independent shops coupled with historic colleges and river punts.
Drive time: 40 mins

Milton Keynes 
House of Fraser, John Lewis, M&S, Hobbs, Next, Jigsaw and more at the centre:mk.
Drive time: 35 mins


Golfers can tee off at a number of Bedfordshire golf courses


Taxi companies
1st Cars           01767 692 222 and 0797 073 4622
BNK Cars         07872 314 465 and 07872 308523

Rail links
Sandy Station to London King’s Cross
Bedford Station to London King’s Cross
Ticket bookings