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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.
US$5 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
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, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Reservations, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 30 September 2020

Spent many a hour or two in the Castle. Classic in every way! Great selection of food drink and bar snacks available , served by friendly and helpful staff.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 23 August 2020

Track and trace in place for everyone, sanitiser on entry, one way system and the tables and chairs are sanitised after use, a very pleasant and enjoyable experience in this new “normal” world. Definitely worth a visit

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 6 March 2020

The pub seems very popular & can understand why. There is a good choice of draught beers and ciders. We also had dinner there. The menu has meat, fish vegetarian and gluten free options. The dishes are homemade so they do take longer to prepare....More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

We visited for a Saturday lunch. We were pleased to find our favourite cloudy cider available. We all ordered burgers. Mine was a veggi halloumi and mushroom. It was a pity the mushroom was very greasy and were slices of button mushrooms instead of a...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 3 February 2020

This is a pub a short walk from the town centre offering a good selection of real ales and a a good selection of gins. The pub is comfortable and has a reasonable menu fo traditional bar food. You can unwind and enjoy a well-kept...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 26 January 2020

Had a delightful evening in the pub. Had not planned to stay for food but was tempted by the plates being served. Was not disappointed. Would recommend.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 6 October 2019 via mobile

Friendly welcoming here, which was nice. We had beef and pork, both were nice with all the trimmings, including a very nice cauliflower cheese, my only gripe was no mash potatoes! Very much a locals pub here.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 2 October 2019 via mobile

A super welcoming pub, friendly staff, good beer and excellent food. Spent a very e enjoyable evening here.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 11 May 2019

Buzzing atmosphere.Great beer and amazing pies.My husband loves it here.Especially busy before and after Bedford Blues matches.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 30 April 2019 via mobile

Met a friend for dinner and drinks. Had the venison burger which was very tasty and the burger was nicely cooked. Not sure if it was fresh or frozen but regardless it was good. At the end I had the banoffee pie with ice cream...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Anna S
2 December 2018|
Response from CastleBedford | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, you would need to prebook any Xmas menu, pay a deposit and also give us your choices by tuesday/Wednesday this week if you want to eat from this menu. Our Xmas menu can be downloaded from our... More
3 July 2018|
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Response from CastleBedford | Property representative |
Hi you are probably best speaking to us direct, as depends on when and what you would like. We can cater for around 40 but this would not all be together and on different sides of the pub. And would not be able to do a... More
12 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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  • The Castle is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5