Welcome to The Longholme

We're open 7 days a week 

Recruiting for 2019

events update 2019


Time for a cuppa?

This Charity event gives you the chance to win some amazing prizes donated by local business. 

We're hosting a raffle and have a dedicated charity cake! 

All monies raised for Dementia UK.

Pancake Day @ The Longholme

Buy one get one FREE or swap your free plate for complimentary tea or coffee! 

Mothers Day 2019

Treat mum this year with brunch at ours!  

We will be stocked up and ready to keep all the mums out there happy

more events


Quality Food

Free range eggs

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

See our menu

Great Coffee

Flatwhite Bedford

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.

our coffee

Homemade Drinks

Homemade Lemonade

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

 NEW -Virgin Mary jars

Find out more

Loyalty Scheme


Rewarding loyalty - 

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

Upcoming Events


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

events calendar

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 available daily.


Bike Hire

Bike Hire Bedford

Bike hire now open!

Adult bikes for 2018

Booking & ID required


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. The Longholme Café sits lake side with ever changing views, plentiful wildlife and a guarantee that you and your party take away with you something that we like to call 'The Longholme Life'  - let us look after you, enjoy the view, love the people your with and let us do the rest. 

The Longholme Hash

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.

Meet the team

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

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