Winter 2017

After a well-deserved Christmas and New Year Holiday break the Retreat staff are back at work.  We are opening from 10am to 3pm.  However, subject to the weather, we will extend the opening time to 4pm.  We are delighted to extend the opening times as a result of public demand.  Do not forget we are open 7 days of the week.  You can expect further extended opening hours as we approach the Summer of 2017.



A Halloween event took place at the Retreat on Friday 28th October 2016 from 1pm to 3pm.  This included a Ghost Hunt, a Fancy Dress Competition, Facepainting and a Picture Competition.

Our thanks go out to the children who took part.

Food Hygiene Rating


Following a surprise visit by the location Environmental Office on 12th October 2016, we received the maximum score of 5 for food safety management.  The owners of the Retreat (Cloverdale Catering) now have a total of 5 certificates allocated by 5 different Councils all with the maximum score.  The Council line-up is as follows:- Bedford, Northampton, Wellingborough, Corby and East Northants.

Official Opening

Official opening

Official opening

On Tuesday 6th September 2016 the Retreat was official opened by the Mayor of Bedford, Dave Hodgson.


There was a good turnout of well-wishers on the day.  As well as customers, several Town Councillors attended as did various Council employees.


We thank all those who came and for their kind compliments and encouragement.


Open day

Open day

First Day

Open day

The Cloverdale Retreat first opened its doors on Saturday 30th July 2016 after a crash program of practical work during July with a view to catching some Summer trade.