Live music pub beloved by Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini and KT Tunstall to reopen

Live music pub beloved by Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini and KT Tunstall to reopen

Balham pub the Bedford, which staged early shows by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Sam Smith and KT Tunstall, is set to reopen in December.

The pub and live venue has been the subject of a multi-million pound refit by the Three Cheers Pub Company, and will return with five bars, four private rooms, a restaurant and 15 boutique hotel rooms, while its stage
has been upgraded to with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems.

"Over the last decade and a half that I've been booking and curating music at The Bedford, I am proud of how many incredible artists have taken off since their time with us," said Tony Moore of the Bedford. "From 2019 onwards, I know that we will be able to do even more to help artists achieve even greater success with our brand new world class, stage, lights and audio system."

Several of the acts who have trod the boards at The Bedford, welcomed the pub's return with Paolo Nutini praising its track record at promoting new acts.

“Tony at The Bedford believed in me, gave me a stage to be seen and a platform to be heard," he declared. "I loved those days, we had fun and Tony will always be a legend to me!"

KT Tunstall called the pub "a great space to play, and an essential venue, particularly for emerging artists” while Ed Sheehan teased a possible return to the Balham boozer.

"I loved playing The Bedford in Balham, it was such an important venue on the circuit and always had great acts playing every night," he said.

"It holds fond memories for me and I look forward to coming back one day."

It was recently revealed that Ed Sheeran is working on new material, writing while on tour.

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