About Us

Little Gems Country Dining

Built in the 1900s…

A stone’s throw from Bedford Park

Built in the 1900’s, our Little Gem is just a stone’s throw from Bedford Park on the outskirts of the town. Beautifully refurbished with its fireplaces, flagstones floors and beamed ceilings, the pub is stylish, cosy and comfortable.

We have a spacious restaurant, relaxed conservatory and a light and airy garden room which provide a choice for dining and relaxing. The garden room leads straight out onto our urban garden (a fantastic place for dining in the summer).

On our menus, the emphasis is on local suppliers, the freshest ingredients and seasonal produce. We let the food do the talking, with our daily fish specials made from top quality fish straight from the market.

Alongside our menus, our drinks list boasts a wide selection of Continental lagers, real ales and organic juices. The wine list is carefully sourced including boutique wineries and over 30 wines by the glass (sourcing was fun).

Perfect for functions, our private hire areas can cater for 30 to 120 people. We love to hold parties, so please give us a call if you’re thinking of having one and we’ll happily tailor-make a package to meet your requirements.

So, if you’re looking for the perfect spot to relax and eat great food, we should be your first port of call!

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Where to find us

Some simple directions…

The Park is easy to find at number 98 on Kimbolton Road, just 500 metres from Bedford Park and provides ample off-street parking.

Driving from the M1,
 get onto the A509 following signs for Newport Pagnell, take the A422 then the A428 and follow the signs to the A6. Go straight on the A6 and then turn right on to Tavistock Street (A600). Bear left on the Broadway and then take the first left onto Kimbolton Road where half a mile up the road you’ll find The Park.

From Bedford St Johns Rail Station
 we are 7 minutes away by cab.

Opening Times

Pub hours & food service

Bar open..

Monday – Wednesday
11.30am – 11.30pm

Thursday
11.30am – 12am

Friday & Saturday
9am – 12am

Sunday
9am – 10.30pm

Food served

Monday to Wednesday 
Morning coffee served from 10.30am
12pm – 3pm / 6pm – 9.30pm

Thursday 
12pm – 3pm / 6pm – 9.30pm

Friday & Saturday
(Brunch) 10am – 12pm / 12pm – 10pm

Sunday
(Brunch) 10am – 12pm / 12pm – 8pm

Our other Little Gems

(current venue highlighted in red)

Little Gems Country Dining

An intimate company, with five pubs

Little Gems Country Dining started in October 2006

and so far we’re a small, intimate company with five pubs. We make it a company principle to use this intimacy to support our pub managers, so that they can run the pubs with their own style and personality. Managers make decisions about menus, staff and local marketing and we do the support functions for them (so they get to do all the fun bits). We pride ourselves on doing the simple things really well and keeping our focus on the staff and customers. In our kitchens, our Head Chefs concentrate on providing home cooked menus with specials menus that change every day. Provenance, sustainability and sourcing British food is important to us, and we keep our dishes simple and not over presented.

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Bar open

Monday to Wednesday
(Morning coffee served from 10.30am)
11.30am – 11.30pm
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Thursday
(Morning coffee served from 10.30am)
11.30am – 12am
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Friday – Saturday
9am – 12am
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Sunday
9am – 10.30pm

Food served

Monday to Thursday
12pm – 3pm / 6pm – 9.30pm
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Friday
(Brunch) 10am – 12pm / 12pm – 10pm
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Saturday
(Brunch) 10am – 12pm /12pm – 10pm
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Sunday
(Brunch) 10am – 12pm / 12pm – 8pm

The Park

No 98
Kimbolton Road
Bedford
MK40 2PF

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