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The Castle

) #33 of 339 Restaurants in Bedford $$ - $$$ , British,
17 Newnham Street | Bedford, Bedford MK40 3JR, England
+44 1234 353295
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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“mash” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
17 Newnham Street | Bedford, Bedford MK40 3JR, England
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1 - 10 of 110 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Can NOT rate this place higher. Anywhere that puts up with my drunken antics and actually melts the cheese on cheesey chips gets my gold star of approval any day! Also, the bar ladies are fabulous and v good at pouring wine, the food is...More

Thank chezpoppins
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

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

Reviewed 17 April 2017 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!

1  Thank derekcrosby
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

So pleased you had a wonderful lunch with us, we aim to please all our customers and look forward to welcoming you back very soon :)

Reviewed 16 April 2017

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...More

Thank Ian R
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your comments, yes we have had a refurbishment in 2014 of both our accommodation rooms and pub, and more recently now had our lovely courtyard garden make over. We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future, maybe to...More

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...More

1  Thank Diane L
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

After further investigation into your review i can now respond to your comment. Our website clearly states that we do not supply breakfast during weekdays, im not sure if you mentioned you wanted breakfast when you booked the room over the phone, but it would...More

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

Thank Dean C
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

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

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...More

Thank Dean T
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

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.

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...More

Thank trudycam
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

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

Reviewed 8 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!

Thank Vicky L
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

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

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...More

Thank wisemanpolly2
CastleBedford, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

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

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mistyblueBedford
12 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

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Cuisine
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, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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
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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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