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The Horse & Jockey

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$$ - $$$
British, Pub, Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Church End | Ravensden, Bedford, England
+44 1234 772319
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Horse & Jockey for Sunday lunch as a party of seven. The food was outstanding, the staff were friendly and professional, and the decor was very pleasant. They catered extremely well for my wife's challenging dietary requirements. Overall a great experience and highly recommended.

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Bedfordshire
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on recommendation and were not disappointed. Small pub that has been modernised inside more towards the restaurant feel and look. Customer service very professional with enough friendly,well trained staff on hand. A good selection of specials and a varied menu. Wine list was varied too. All meals served quickly and presentation has been thought through, some interesting touches,... More 

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Thank Pez62
St Neots, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

we tried the horse and jockey as need to find good local restaurants as just moved house. the food did not disappoint and the service was very good. they have modernised the interior which makes it comfortable but perhaps lacking a little in atmosphere due to this refurbishment. the smoked haddock was very good and also the duck.

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Thank lavallins
Bedford, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Once again we were treated to great food and great service. Our meal was on a Saturday and the place was buzzing as it was full. The food was delicious and you can see why so many people return time and time again.

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Thank Paul T
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Not pretentious and reasonable value - good for the locality! The people serving actually listen to you!

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Thank 1940mossy
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We had a brilliant experience in all areas here. The food was glorious. A modest choice of dishes, but the ones we chose were perfectly executed. A particular mention goes to the cinnamon ice cream which came with my Capuccino creme brûlée. It's really hard to get cinnamon just right and this certainly was. An intelligent and interesting wine list... More 

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Thank Ellie1485
Bedford, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We ate here on Saturday for my birthday.Lovely,buzzing restaurant/pub with a great range of gins and beers.Very friendly,efficient staff. The scallop starter was delicious and the catalan fish stew for main was light but full of fish.The sticky toffee pudding with figs/dates was a great dessert and a large portion. Pink prosecco was light and easy to drink. The steak... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Our friends invited us to this evening , young lady took us to our table in this nicely furnished restaurant area. The place was full and a table of 10 was a bit noisy which until their food was served made conversation a little difficult. Anyway back to the set menu. Tapas as an aperitif to start, followed by a... More 

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Little Paxton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Following recommendations from people at work I booked a table at The Horse and Jockey for my wife's birthday. We were not disappointed. First impression were the place looks great. Feels classy but also casual which suited the occasion perfectly. We received a warm welcome, the staff were all really friendly. The food was excellent. Some really interesting ideas on... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

As a group, we really wanted to spend a little bit extra this month for a really good meal out. The Horse and Jockey managed to cater for all of us and, although they were sometimes a bit slow, they were generally helpful. We opted for mains and desserts. I ordered a sirloin steak with chips. Luckily they said they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Pub, Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church End | Ravensden, Bedford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +44 1234 772319

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?