Welcome to The Longholme

Café - Boat hire - Bike hire


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Cafe Services

Quality Food

Order from our menu or pick from our display fridge. Don't forget our dedicated children's choices & delicious fresh cakes!

Great Coffee

"best coffee in Bedford" so we've been told

Bean to cup every time. We love coffee and want you to enjoy every cup with us. 

All specialities served with decaffeinated choices & herbal teas also available.

Homemade Drinks

Vrigin mary

Try the homemade lemonade & iced tea choices for a refreshing alternative.

 NEW -Virgin Mary jars

Loyalty Scheme

Rewarding loyalty - 

Collect 5 stamps on hot drinks and get one on us! T&C's apply. 

Upcoming Events

Events in Bedford

Click above or more info on upcoming public events @ The Longholme.

Frequent Questions

Got a question?

 We might already have the answer here.

Hire Services

Boat Hire

Boat Hire Bedford


The Iconic Viking boats are back! 

Boat hire avaiable daily.

Bike Hire

Bike Hire Bedford


Longholme Life

The Front terrace on the Lake side at The Longholme Cafe

The jewel in the crown

Hidden back from the main road over the river you can find us on Longholme Island between the upper & lower Great River Ouse. Join us for breakfast, lunch or hire one of our boats. Our humble venue is open to all and has been refurbished to benefit all who use the river & local area. For our latest events please reference the above tabs for more information. Parking is available free of charge on The Embankment for upto 2 hours.

Variety is life

With many years hospitality experience, this family run cafe in Bedford won't let you down. We are one of the few places to offer recreational boat hire in Bedford & proud of it. Our food and beverage choices have been carefully selected and lovingly prepared to ensure the best quality at an affordable price. We pride ourselves on good coffee and local fresh foods with regular seasonal changes and special dishes available. Card payments welcome.

Say hello!

Managed locally by Tom & Andreas we're on site daily making things work. We would love your feedback and your support as we grow the site to add more activities and attractions in the coming months & years.  

You can contact us via our social sites, in person or here: hello@thelongholme.com