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The Castle

$$ - $$$, British,
17 Newnham Street, Bedford MK40 3JR, England
+44 1234 353295
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (7 reviews)
“cheesy chips” (2 reviews)
“sunday roast” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
17 Newnham Street, Bedford MK40 3JR, England
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1 - 10 of 129 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Friendly, welcoming staff. Sunday roast was lovely and tasty, good sized portions. We will be visiting again

Thank VICKI859
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to comment on our page, we please that you enjoyed your experience at The Castle and look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Decided to drop in and try out this lovely pub for lunch, We really enjoyed our food and the staff were very friendly and helpful, Defiantly worth a visit.

Thank Geoff G
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

We really appreciate you taking time out to comment about your experience at The Castle and thank you for choosing us your comments mean alot to the Castle team

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch with the kids and really enjoyed it. The burgers are huge and good quality as was the proper pie with pastry bottom not one of those fake dish of meat and puff pastry lid pies. Cheesy chips are...More

Thank Mikedg
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thank you for taking time to review the Castle and your nice comment about the food. As a family run business we strive to offer great home cooked dishes at a reasonable price along with a friendly service. Thank you for choosing The Castle

Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent pub with good grub. Good selection of beers, not overpriced. Always given a warm welcome. Fantastic local

Thank sarabeds123
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thank your for you great comments about The Castle, we look forward to welcoming you back soon

Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Nice, clean well presented room. Staff were friendly and accommodating. The reason I have given an average review is because the room was freezing cold, the heating was on when we first arrived but seemed to go off late evening. My friend had to wear...More

Thank caroline0877
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thank you for your review and kind comment about the room and staff. Im sorry to hear that your room was cold on arrival back late evening the heating goes off around midnight as alot of our guest were finding it to warm to sleep...More

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sootgenie
3 July 2018|
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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
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mistyblueBedford
13 March 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Meals
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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
Description
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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