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The Castle

$$ - $$$, British,
17 Newnham Street | Bedford, Bedford MK40 3JR, England
+44 1234 353295
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (5 reviews)
“roast pork” (2 reviews)
“mash” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Newnham Street | Bedford, Bedford MK40 3JR, England
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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit to The Castle, it's a good pub - creditable beer (for the south) and decent food. Warm welcome from the staff. The rooms are ok too, although getting to the stage where they need an overhaul.

1  Thank neilspotswood
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited The Castle for lunch on a Monday lunchtime. This is a lovely traditional pub with a good atmosphere ,offering a very nice menu. I had one of their speciality pies, pork apple and stuffing which was amazing . My husband...More

2  Thank A H
Reviewed 3 April 2016

A Traditional feel to this pub. Good selection of Ales. Varied menu with well portioned meals and good value for money. Can see why this pub is popular.

1  Thank zayerman
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Nine of us ate here and they coped well with a large group. Food was excellent, a good varied menu. Couldn't decide what to have as there were so many interesting dishes to choose from so will certainly be going back to work our way...More

Thank TrickyTrace2014
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Really enjoy socialising with friends and family here , and even a quite drink with my partner. Always a pleasant atmosphere and sell some lovely ales and wine. Shall continue enjoying this place.

1  Thank MoJadeG
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We visited the Castle, with my wives elderly Uncle and her cousin, The food was first class, the staff brilliant, This was our first visit to the Castle, and when we are next back in Bedford we will certainly be going there again. We were...More

1  Thank 12one
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Good friendly atmosphere good quality cask beer local and guest ales I have not eaten there I met a colleague of mine he was pleased with the meal

Thank Consultant1944
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Great place to have a drink a chat and catch up. Although the furnishings are modern, the pub still maintains it's traditional pub atmosphere. Great place to meet after the rugby, or any time, everyone seems very friendly.

Thank cowpersoak
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I've visited The Castle many times with my Dad and enjoyed the garden in the summer. Usually we go for lunch and I grab a baguette with chips. My favourite is the chicken and bacon baguette - it's great. Last night I visited with some...More

Thank HB8916
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We ate here as a big group of adults and young children recently and the staff were very accommodating. We all ate the roast dinners which were good, home cooked, well portioned and great value at £7.95 for adults and £4.95 for kids. Will definitely...More

Thank Babytrue
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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$6 - US$21
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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, 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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