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Balens Restaurant & Bar

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76 Woburn Road | The Heath Inn, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0AR, England
+44 1525 237390
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Aspley Guise, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

easy to find and park and lovely characterful restaurant and bar with good food and service. Blazing fire one end of bar and inglenook seating area the other. Friendly service and very reasonable priced

Thank LauraLayton99
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Came for a family celebration, as a vegetarian i was offered a bean burger and chips or a vegetarian sunday roast, i opted for the latter and was extremely surprised when what i was actually given was a roast dinner without meat! No vegetarian "meat substitute " such as nut roast or vegtable pie etc .... when i queried this... More 

1 Thank daisy19772016
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Me & two mates decided to hold our 50th birthday party here. We had the run of the pub for the whole evening which was great. The disco was in the corner of the bar area and the buffet (supplied by the pub) was in the restaurant area and some of our guests even booked hotel rooms too. The staff... More 

Thank simon c
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2013

We did not stay here, however we had such a terrible experience with the food I just feel I must write a review. We booked 4 weeks in advance for my sons 30th Birthday Celebrations, There were 6 adults and 3 young children so booked the table for 7pm so the children wouldnt have a late night. We were seated... More 

2 Thank Caz C
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Came here tonight 8.4.13 and waited ages for food, when the starters came out it took 1hour 15 mins where they came out every 5 minutes as 1 fryer only yet 2 was prawn cocktail 1 veg soup (yuk) and scampi and garlic bread and couple others, then mains again waited and came out every 10 mins 1by1!! Not very... More 

Thank Mkfamily2013
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2013

Went here today for Sunday lunch, courtesy of a Groupon coupon. No one to greet us at the restaurant, eventually got sat down and ordered and then had to wait about 30 minutes for the meal. In the price of the coupon was a large glass of wine, we were given a small glass and when we got to the... More 

1 Thank AnnieandRod
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2012

Went in for a lunchtime meal for my birthday as i was told the place had a new menu and a new landlord. On arriving thre were just eight people in the bar, three who appeared to have already had meals plus three ladies waiting to order and two people just drinking, so no problem getting served!!! How wrong could... More 

Thank Inspector1Beds
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2012

A nice pub but the food seems to vary in quality and taste. I have never had a bad meal, but I have had some really average ones. When it is good, it is very good. I wish they were consistent because I like the place.

Thank BibsandMe
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2012

We ate here during the middle of July 2012. The staff were friendly but the television in the bar was annoying as we were forced to endure the sort of TV we would never watch. The volume was turned down some of the time, but not all. I can understand a TV for major sporting events but not soap operas... More 

Thank Faervelui
Bletchley Milton Keynes
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2012

Went to this Inn now called The Heath Inn to listen to local Jazz Band. Had a really pleasant surprise when we ordered lunch. Young Chef who actually tastes his food before letting his public eat it. One of the Best Roast Beef Lunches I have ever tasted. The gravy was to die for. All cooked fresh, no microwave here.... More 

Thank Brins9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Woburn Road | The Heath Inn, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Leighton Buzzard
  • Phone Number: +44 1525 237390

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