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The Castle

$$ - $$$, British,
17 Newnham Street | Bedford, Bedford MK40 3JR, England
+44 1234 353295
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pies” (6 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 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly, welcoming staff. Sunday roast was lovely and tasty, good sized portions. We will be visiting again

Thank VICKI859
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to drop in and try out this lovely pub for lunch, We really enjoyed our food and the staff were very friendly and helpful, Defiantly worth a visit.

Thank Geoff G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch with the kids and really enjoyed it. The burgers are huge and good quality as was the proper pie with pastry bottom not one of those fake dish of meat and puff pastry lid pies. Cheesy chips are...More

Thank Mikedg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent pub with good grub. Good selection of beers, not overpriced. Always given a warm welcome. Fantastic local

Thank sarabeds123
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Nice, clean well presented room. Staff were friendly and accommodating. The reason I have given an average review is because the room was freezing cold, the heating was on when we first arrived but seemed to go off late evening. My friend had to wear...More

Thank caroline0877
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

1  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 8 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.

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Questions & Answers
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
USD 6 - USD 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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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