Thanks for 2015

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

April Flowers  ~

April Flowers was established 25 years ago. The success can be contributed to a keen understanding of modern trends as well as old fashioned values.  Award winning florists for every occasion.

Bedford & County Golf Club  ~

Bedford & County Golf Club is one of the region’s premier courses, as evidenced by the hosting of National and County Championships. The course is ranked as a “gem” by the website which describes it as “a varied and testing course which is very well cared for and presented superbly at all times of the year”.


Bellini’s  ~

Bellini’s is a modern, attractive and popular Italian restaurant. Open 6 days a week, it offers a seasonal menu, set lunch, party menu and a well-appointed wine list.  You can drop in for a quick bite to eat, entertain a large party to celebrate something special or just have a lazy Sunday lunch.

Bodyflight  ~

Here you can experience the extraordinary!  Fly in the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel; Surf or body board indoors at the world’s first FlowHouse; Jump from the UK’s highest simulated Base jump; Swoop down a zip-wire that reaches speeds over 35 mph – or just relax in the luxurious spa and health suite.

Caffé Piccolo

Caffé Piccolo has a varied menu and you may sit inside or out.  It offers good quality food at reasonable prices.  The take away and bakery sections are very popular.

Charlie’s Supermarket

Charlie’s Supermarket, adjacent to the parade of shops, offers fresh fruit & vegetables and a large variety of food and drink.  It is licensed to sell alcohol – and you can buy your lottery tickets there!

Clapham Bar-b-que

Good old fish and chips – and they are very good indeed!  Lots of varieties of fish and pies and other goodies.  Plus you can buy a soft drink and sachets of sauce if you have none!

Clapham Post Office

The Post Office is a friendly, family run place of business.  You have all the facilities of the postal service and many services offered, including car tax renewal, holiday insurance, payment of utility bills and forms for all manner of things. Newspaper delivery is done from here and there are many stationery and artistic products as well as sweets and tobacco.

Good Chef

Good Chef is a Chinese restaurant (takeaway) along the parade of shops.  Really good food and a varied and exciting menu.  There is a delivery service too for people who phone in an order and cannot go out.

Happy Dog Training Centre  ~

Lorraine founded the company in 1997 and is a qualified Professional Dog trainer with more than 20 years experience. She is also a qualified Guide Dog trainer and Advanced Staff Trainer.   Happy Dogs offers training, walking, grooming, sitting and classes.

G A Henman & Sons Ltd

Henman’s Garage is a family run company offering automotive repairs and MOTs.  There is also a car wash and it’s the only garage offering petrol and diesel.  A small selection of used cars is also available.

Hilton Suzuki  ~

Suzuki GB won a recent ‘Manufacturer of the year’ award. Suzuki’s new 12 year bodywork warranties and high safety ratings have also helped the Swift to a couple of ‘Car of the year’ awards two years in a row.  Hilton Suzuki is a family run business and has a larger branch in Bishops Stortford. The dealership offers new Suzuki cars, an array of used cars, after sales service, MOTs, servicing and parts.

North Beds Diesel Electric

Motorists are catered for in the village by this retail outlet, run by two guys who certainly know all the ins and outs of automotive parts.  Great advice is offered for those drivers who are perplexed!

Puddleducks Nursery  ~

Puddleducks Nursery offers a homely atmosphere for the care and development of children.  It believes that the early years of a child should be spent in an environment where he or she has the freedom to grow without any pressure. According to experts, the first 5 years of a child are the best time to learn about perception, reasoning, creative thinking, language, ethics, good behaviour and social interaction.

Spar Folly Stores

Spar is located at the junction of the High Street and Oakley Road.   SPAR was set up in the UK in 1957 and is the UK’s leading convenience store group.  Licensed to sell alcoholic beverages, there is a large choice of spirits,wines and beer.  Newspapers and magazines are also on sale, along with a good range of food and grocery products.

The Star

The Star public house is sited next to Bellini’s.  It’s a very popular village pub with an outdoor seating area, where you can watch the world go by.  Maureen, who runs The Star, also ably manages the bar in the Village Hall at the Show – lovely lady.

Wests of Bedford  ~

Wests Motor Group was founded by Sidney and Ethel West and is England’s longest serving Renault dealer, with dealerships in Bedford, Cambridge, King’s Lynn and Newmarket.  The dealership offers the full Renault range of cars and vans, after-sales service, servicing and MOTs.  A selection of used cars is also available.

Woodland Manor Hotel  ~

The Manor we see today, was built in 1901 by local architects Usher & Anthony.  There are both standard rooms and executive suites including four poster rooms.  Autographs is Woodland Manor Hotel’s award winning restaurant, hosting a variety of A la Carte dishes and bespoke menus that balance English traditional dishes with the French flair for fresh, light flavours, complemented by wines from well stocked cellars.

Zeera  ~

What is Zeera?  Tandoori take away, High Street.

…Zeera is a spice, an essential ingredient in traditional cuisine from the Indian subcontinent.   …our dishes includes a dazzling array of fresh vegetables and fruit cooked in a multitude of ways that help retain their freshness and nutrients.  …traditional Indian cooking almost always uses fresh ingredients and involves making dishes from scratch. This means less preservatives and healthier food.  …Indian cooking uses spices like zeera, turmeric, ginger, garlic, green chillies…