The Three Cups | Bedford | A Greene King Local Heroes Pub
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Welcome to The Three Cups | Bedford

The Three Cups is an award-winning, warm and friendly pub, just outside the centre of Bedford, in the popular Castle Quarter. We provide a comfortable venue to relax and enjoy some wonderful home made food and a wide range of local real ale. The Three Cups is a Greene King Local Heroes pub, part owned by the White Park Brewery.

The Brewery is in the Bedfordshire village of Cranfield. They provide us with a selection of fine real ales, each individual brew crafted by hand in a traditional manner. Five real ales are always on offer. Dark Mild is always available with a changing range of guest and seasonal ale.

We’re very proud to support many local suppliers which keeps our menu super fresh!  Our meats are provided by Harris’s Butchers on Castle Road.

Fruit & veg is delivered to us each week by a Paul Stewart, a farmer from Bromham and freshly baked bread is brought to us daily by D&D Bakery in Bedford.

The Three Cups is dog-friendly! Fresh water and free dog biscuits are always available to our canine friends.

Great Selection of Drinks

Our range of your favourite beers and ales from Greene King and the White Park Brewery is complimented by a great selection of wines and spirits. 5 real ales are always on offer.

Or if you just fancy a coffee or a soft drink we have a wide choice available for you.

Fine Real Ales

We stock a range of fine real ales, each individual brew crafted by hand in a traditional manner.  We take great pride in our crafted real ales of distinction and high quality. Our beers range from a smooth mild, through to traditional best bitter, stout, porter, golden ale and pale ale with a European style lager taste.

Friendly Welcome

Our experienced and friendly team will ensure your visit is a happy and memorable one. They have a great knowledge of our drinks offer and can recommend some new drinks you will not have tried before.

We want to ensure you have a great time so let us know how we can help!

If you would like to purchase firkins or bottles from White Park Brewery, please contact the Sales Manager:

Chris Garner: Email: sales@whiteparkbrewery.co.uk  or Tel: 01223 911357


Our Real Ale offering

Our Real Ale offer is a combination of Greene King and WhitePark Brewery ales and beers. We rotate the individual brands frequently to give our customer a chance to experience new  drinks so please ask and we will happily give details of our current line up.

Examples of our selection are:

White Gold

Hubristically thirst quenching, fastidiously aromatic, golden session ale. Gentle malt flavour giving rise to floral hoppiness. ABV 3.8%

Cranfield Best

Gustatorily moreish, salubriously full-bodied, traditional Best Bitter. A heartwarming ale with complex biscuity malt flavour. ABV 4.2%

Oast House

Trenchantly refreshing, munificently hopped, zesty pale ale. Powerfully packed with a variety of hops. ABV 4.8%

Park Light

Efficaciously quaffable, tenaciously hop-balanced, nutty English IPA. A sweet hop aroma balanced with a crisp dry taste. ABV 3.6%

Malt Store

Nefariously drinkable, equanimously malty, strong English ale. A harmonious blend of malt and hops that leaves you wanting more. ABV 5%


Fulsomely continental, redolently citrusy, strong pale ale. With noble hops, an ultra smooth trappist style ale. ABV 5.2%