Welcome to Number 13, Bedford's latest licensed café bar, part of the

Bedford Corn Exchange Complex.

Number 13 is a licensed cafe bar and is located next door to Bedford Corn Exchange. We are open during the day for hot and cold beverages, we are also open when we have shows and productions for pre theatre and interval drinks.  

If you have any suggestions on how you would like to see Number 13 used in the day or in the evenings then we would love to hear from you.  We welcome all suggestions from quiz and games nights to karaoke, email us on events@bedford.gov.uk.

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday:
10:00am - 2:00pm *

Closed *

*For most shows taking place after 5.00pm Monday to Saturday or on Sundays, Number 13 will be open until 9.30pm, serving pre theatre drinks. For more information call us on 01234 718044 or email cornexchange@bedford.gov.uk.


Number 13 is proud to be working with The Wicked Coffee Company. Our premium quality coffees are expertly blended and roasted to create the perfect coffee that you can enjoy, any time day or night.

We are also delighted to supply a wide range of Clipper teas. Clipper were the first teas in the UK to carry the Fairtrade mark, made using the freshest leaves from South India, Sri Lanka and Africa.

If you don’t fancy a hot drink then why not try one of our delicious smoothie’s or frappé's. Our fruity smoothies and creamy frape's are the perfect thirst quencher no matter what the weather. Come in and see our full range on offer.

If you are in town for a meeting, lunch appointment or just want to check your emails Number 13 have free fast wifi for your convenience.


We pride ourselves in the range of hot, cold and alcoholic beverages available. Including local cask ales to speciality bottled beers brewed in Bedford, as well as premium lager, spirits and an extensive wine list covering the globe.

We are pleased to work with our home town brewery Wells & Young's to provide our draught lager, quality Real Ales and fine wines to ensure exceptional quality. We are now the only local pub in Bedford to serve draught Red Stripe.


Ticket sales

The Bedford Box Office has now relocated to the Harpur Suite! For shows in the Main Auditorium, a Box Office will still be available for ticket sales and collections from Number 13 on the night of the show, and will open from 6.30 pm.

For all your ticket enquiries, bookings or collections come in and see us in our noew home in the Harpur Suite or book online at www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk/events/whats-on/

Venue and Private Hire

Check out the Bedford Corn Exchange rooms available to hire on our website. We can accommodate functions from 10 to 1,000 with packages tailor made to suit your exact requirements.

From weddings, celebrations, functions, parties, ceremonies, working breakfasts or lunches, the Bedford Corn Exchange offers the venue setting to fulfil your needs. From the traditional to the most contemporary of styles, we have the experience and skills to make your event a success.

For more information [please contact our team on 01234 718044 or email cornexchange@bedford.gov.uk

Contact Us

For more information on all our products and services you can call us on 01234 718044, email us on cornexchange@bedford.gov.uk or why not pop in and see for yourself:

Number 13
13 St Paul’s Square
MK40 1SL

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Find us

Click here for location, travel and parking information BCEX website


Bedford Corn Exchange and Number 13 are Bedford Borough Council run facilities