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The Castle

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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17 Newnham Street | Bedford, Bedford MK40 3JR, England
+44 1234 353295
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easter Sunday lunch at the Castle was wonderful. Excellent food wonderfully cooked and presented. Great friendly atmosphere and a joy to experience. Staff fantastically accommodating and a big thumbs-up to those in the kitchen. Bedfords REAL traditional pub and a hidden gem!

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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just called in for a beer but looks to have lots of promise. The place looks to have been recently renovated and now offers accommodation. We will try them out. The range of beers looked good and they had a decent menu so must try both.

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Thank Ian R
London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

My husband rang & booked a double room about 3/4 weeks before we arrived & paid a deposit,we turned up on the Thursday 16th and were going to stay. For 3nights,the manager jenny showed us to our room &said no breakfast,I then spoke to my husband about it because he looked shocked as I reported to her he was not... More 

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Thank Diane L
Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great choice of real ales, very comfortable surroundings. Nice choice of meals in the restaurant. well cooked and well presented. Very friendly staff. I will definatly be going again

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Thank Dean C
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to give The Castle a great review, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

A great Sunday lunch and lots of it. The meal was cooked right and there was a lot of different veg and potatoes. This is a nice pub with a good atmosphere. I recommend that you book a table as it was busy - always a good sign.

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Thank Dean T
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for lovely review of the Castle and am please you had a nice lunch with us, we look forward to seeking again soon. More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Had lunch here with my brother who visited Bedford for the day, he had searched google and came across the thee Castle pub, glad we went as the food was good and the pub lovely, parking out the back as well. Try this pub if you visit Bedford, i would go back again!!!

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Thank trudycam
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review The Castle, we look forward welcoming you back next time your in Bedford More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The Castle was very lovely. The staff was welcoming and friendly and the food was beautifully presented. The taste of the food was great and we would love to visit again soon!

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Thank Vicky L
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review The Castle, and are pleased you enjoyed your visit to us, we look forward welcoming you back soon More 

Vonyarcvashegy, Hungary
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017

we celebrated part of my husbands 70th there with a lunch time quiz and buffet and it was very good. The atmosphere and friendliness were excellent and the food very good and fresh.We where given the use of one side of the bar and we all (32) of us had a great afternoon.The buffet food was very tasteful and varied... More 

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Thank wisemanpolly2
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review The Castle, we are pleased your husband enjoyed celebrating his 70th birthday with us, we look forward welcoming you back More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely little pub with great beer. Bar staff are very friendly and the decor is clean and fresh. Pubs quite small so if it's busy it's quite tight but that somehow adds to the atmosphere in there.

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Thank Gary M
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review The Castle, we look forward welcoming you back soon More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Family Sunday lunch, 8 adults & 2 children. Staff couldn't do enough for us, food was all ready at the same time, not staggered as in many places. It was all piping hot and absolutely delicious. Great selection of beers & lagers including real ales. We will definitely be going there again.

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Thank Travellinghollie
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review The Castle, and your kind review, we look forward welcoming you back soon More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
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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