Poppy pints and a pop-up Poppy Shop returns to town too

The original Poppy Shop returns to Bedford this weekend, when the Harpur Centre will host the store once again.

Saturday, 27th October 2012, 9:00 am

And what is more The Swan Hotel in Bedford High Street is supporting this year’s Poppy Appeal, with the arrival of Poppy Ale - a new drink from which £1.50 will go to the charity fror every pint sold.

The Poppy Shop opens on Saturday at 9.30am, and will be open seven days a week from then until Saturday, October 16.

And the Poppy Ale will be sold at the Swan’s Beer And Food Festival from Thursday, November 8 to Sunday, November 11.

Angela Parker, the Poppy Appeal organiser for Bedford And District, said: “This is a welcome boost for our fund-raising.”