Number Thirteen - now open!
Number Thirteen, Bedford’s newest licensed bar and café, is now
open for business!
Located on St Paul’s Square, in the heart of Bedford town
centre, Number Thirteen is a brand new, front of house facility for
Bedford Corn Exchange. It represents another major investment by
Bedford Borough Council in Bedford town centre and in improving the
experience for visitors to its prestigious Corn Exchange venue.
Number Thirteen will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
every day as well as pre-theatre dining when events are taking
place in the Corn Exchange, Howard Room or Harpur Suite.
There is a record of a public house on the site of Number
Thirteen as far back as 1752 and this refurbishment maintains the
architectural heritage of the site while significantly improving
the facilities on offer. Number Thirteen creates additional space
for private functions, a spacious lobby for visitors and direct
access into the Corn Exchange for visitors to enjoy the shows on
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Number Thirteen
is an exciting development for Bedford town centre and a superb
addition to the Corn Exchange.
“This new front of house facility will offer a much improved
experience for visitors to the Corn Exchange as well as offering a
new licensed bar and café in the heart of the town centre, while
bringing a previously disused building on St Paul’s Square back
“The Corn Exchange complex already hosts hundreds of events
every year and we are investing in this new facility to ensure the
Corn Exchange can continue to attract performing arts of the
highest quality into Bedford town centre.”
Councillor Doug McMurdo, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and
Culture, added: “Number Thirteen has brought an excellent facility
back into use and will be a welcome addition to the Corn Exchange
complex and the town centre as a whole.
“It will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the year
as well as special pre-theatre dining for those who would like to
have something to eat before seeing a show.
“I also know there are a wide range of promotions and special
offers planned throughout the year and I look forward to Number
Thirteen welcoming many visitors to the Corn Exchange.”