Proudly claiming the title for 2022 is The Fox at Carlton, which describes itself as a traditional village pub offering home cooked food, real ales and a warm welcome.
A North Bedfordshire CAMRA spokesman said: "After many years of winning a variety of awards, this year the country free house has come away with the top award.
"We are delighted to hand Alison this award, as she is committed to running a fine establishment and always has a selection of interesting beers available."
Meanwhile, The Devonshire Arms, Bedford, has been named as Town Pub of the Year, with CAMRA describing the pub as "always a delight to drink in".
The spokesman added: "Ronnie and Rebecca run a gem of a pub; there's friendly service as well as a welcoming atmosphere."
Finally, the Community Pub of the Year award went to The Gordon Arms, Bedford, for its "outstanding contribution to the community".
The spokesman said: "They hold regular quiz nights where profits go to charity. Their project for Ukraine was a huge success, and they have food bank collections as well as being a local hub for the community policing team.
"The Gordon Arms truly is a pillar of the community."
CAMRA’s vision is to have quality real ale, cider and perry and thriving pubs in every community.
Its mission is to promote and advocate: the production, availability and consumption of quality real ale, cider and perry; pubs and clubs as social centres and part of the UK’s cultural heritage; the benefits of responsible social drinking.