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The Castle

$$ - $$$, British,
17 Newnham Street, Bedford MK40 3JR, England
+44 1234 353295
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (7 reviews)
“sunday roast” (6 reviews)
“mash” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Newnham Street, Bedford MK40 3JR, England
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Was a little disappointed with the service and food. It was moderately busy, but only 2 staff on front of house... there was a long wait for drinks and food. Yorkshire puddings were more like American pancakes. (might have been an off day) wouldn’t rush...More

Thank 00Jellybean00
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Recently went here before going to a rugby match. The Castle has a really great atmosphere, friendly staff and close to Bedford rugby ground.Would definitely go back.

Thank Kimmie303
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Went here recently when visiting Bedford for Sunday lunch. Great roast beef followed by Apple and BlackBerry crumble, delicious. Very friendly atmosphere and staff friendly. A good experience. Would definitely return again.

Thank Johnlobster
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Very pleased to say the Sunday roast was back to its usual very high standard. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Made an enquiry via the website to seat a table of 12 at 8pm on a Saturday night. This was short notice and I expected a big ‘no’ and was chancing my arm. I got a prompt reply from the manager saying that they don’t...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

I recently held my leaving do at the castle and was delighted at the level of service and the way we were all made extremely welcome. The buffet food was extremely good value and very tasty. The recent renovation is wonderful! Thanks to all the...More

Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We recently arranged for a birthday party at the castle. The whole process from start to finish was an example of great customer service. Nothing was too much trouble including changing the buffet menu options, providing gluten free food and even ordering in specially requested...More

Thank alfredmia26
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Disappointed with the Sunday roast today. Have been visiting twice a month and have been very impressed. Today, following revamp, very disappointed. Not sure what has changed suspect gravy and veg. Also my lemon tart could not have been warmed up apparently. I am not...More

Thank Kevin P
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2018

Thank you for taking time to feedback your comments, due to having a temporary chef in our kitchen that Sunday, i can confirm that normal Castle Sunday roasts have now resumed. :) Due to increased food costs into our business and across the country, we...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

The Castle has just recently had a makeover which gives it a nice fresh modern feel about it . As it was so sunny my friend & l sat out in the garden. We had a lovely lunch. We were impressed with the friendly quick...More

Thank Folliefollie
Reviewed 27 April 2018

The Castle is a proper local pub. Friendly staff, fine and extensive selection of ales and lagers and delicious home made food...not a microwave in sight.Highly recommend.

1  Thank graemefraser04
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for the lovely comments we look forward to welcoming you back soon

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Questions & Answers
3 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from CastleBedford | Property representative |
Hi you are probably best speaking to us direct, as depends on when and what you would like. We can cater for around 40 but this would not all be together and on different sides of the pub. And would not be able to do a... More
13 March 2017|
Response from CastleBedford | Property representative |
Hello it is £8.95 for Adults and £5.95 Children. There is a choice of 3 meats (whilst stock last) and comes with Yorkshire pudding, cauliflower cheese, fresh vegetables, roast potatoes, mash, stuffing and gravy. There... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Newnham Street, Bedford MK40 3JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +44 1234 353295
  • E-mail
This 19th Century traditional family run Inn is situated in the Castle Quay part of Bedford, close to the River Ouse and Bedford's Cecil Higgins Museum, five minutes walk to Bedford Blues ground and just a few minutes walk from the main Bedford High Street. The Castle is your village pub in the centre of town, we offer a warm, relaxing and friendly welcome as well as freshly prepared home cooked food, traditional Sunday Roast, fine wines, and eight regularly changing cask ales. There is an enclosed outside courtyard area for the summer months, as well as a large car park. Dogs are welcome in the pub outside of food times.
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