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The Castle

$$ - $$$, British,
17 Newnham Street | Bedford, Bedford MK40 3JR, England
+44 1234 353295
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (5 reviews)
“roast pork” (2 reviews)
“mash” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
17 Newnham Street | Bedford, Bedford MK40 3JR, England
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Visited The Castle for a work Christmas lunch. Probably the best Christmas meal I've had out in Bedford. Starters were tasty, mains were homemade and puddings incredible! Huge portions. Friendly warm welcome. I'll defintely return!!

Thank jennief87
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Thank you for you lovely comments about your visit to The Castle recently and also for taking time to review us, we are glad you all enjoyed yourselves and wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Visited here with work colleagues for our Xmas Lunch. Over the years we have experienced the downright awful to pretty average meals in Bedford so decided to ‘test’ The Castle. All 7 of us had fantastic meals, all home cooked with real turkey (!) and...More

Thank mk702
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you for taking time to review the Castle, and your nice comment about the food and service. 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...More

Reviewed 16 November 2017

I had a midweek lunch here last week with a group of 4 friends . Can't fault the food in anyway. I had a delicious bacon and brie hot baguette which was truly delicious. My friends all enjoyed their meals too. Prompt and friendly service....More

Thank Polford
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you for taking time to review The Castle your comments and feedback are really appreciated, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Having made it to the tender age of 60, I decided (and was allowed) to celebrate my birthday the other Saturday evening here. Stunning. Amazing. Great atmosphere. Who needs a big hall? Outstanding buffet, excellent music, stupendous staff that looked after us tremendously well. The...More

Thank derekcrosby
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you for your kind review, it was a pleasure to spend and help make you your special birthday an evening not to be forgotten, especially with the edition of all the guys wearing crazy shirts !!

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Again amazing Sunday lunch, good selection of veg, "proper" meat. Definitely recommend...may have to book though as it get busy - no surprise there! Very friendly staff.

Thank izzy j
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for taking time to review The Castle, your lovely comments are really appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 6 November 2017

We had heard elsewhere on social media that the Sunday roast here was good so thought we would give it a go. My first thing to say is - Make sure you book! it is so popular you will not be able to just walk...More

Thank Olivere16
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review the Castle, and your kind comments about our Traditional Sunday Roasts we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Only disappointment was that for three of us our first choice was not available and didn't learn this til about 10 mins after we ordered The food we did all have was very nice and reasonably priced.

Thank StuABedford
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for taking time to review The Castle, i can only apologise that your first choice was unavailable but we had been very busy that Sunday with lots of lunches. Hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Not far from the high street but a world away in attitude and atmosphere. We popped in early on a Saturday evening and it was packed with locals enjoying a beer or two. Good choice of ales and welcoming staff. Highly recommended for a pint.

Thank ian1232015
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for your fab review we really appreciate you taking time to comment about The Castle. Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Great local beer, well kept in a small but well presented location. Food is excellent and service is friendly - doubly so if you are friendly. Good place to make a local if you live in Bedford

Thank AJohnCM
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for taking time to review The Castle and your lovely comments we look forward to seeing you back soon.

Reviewed 28 July 2017

Lovely sunday roast in a friendly well run pub with good beer and good service for a reasonable price ! Lunch and dinner are good value and we will be back again and again !

1  Thank gary131070
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for taking time to write great comments about The Castle we look forward to seeing you back soon.

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mistyblueBedford
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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$6 - US$21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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, 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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