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#14 of 48 Pub in Bedford
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£4 - £15
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Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 24 November 2023

The most expensive pub in the town With the most attitude from a farm girl Who is not capable of understanding The real world …. Put a I don’t know my sex in charge. Another pub finished… Last one out turn the lights off …

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Castle. The location was ideal for a family Wedding in town, just off the main part of town, meaning that this area was quiet both day and in the evening. There was parking for the car which didn't move...the whole weekend as the town centre is just so near. Staff were very friendly and accommodating and the bar was just the quintessential 19th C. English pub. Next time we're in Bedford, this is where we'll be heading.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 31 May 2023

Took a room here for our last night of a 10 day trip - admit we were exhausted. Room was clean and comfortable. We had a round of drinks in the pub and enjoyed the atmosphere and meeting the smiliest dog I've ever seen. Food...options were limited.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 22 March 2023

This is a really sweet traditional pub with friendly staff and brilliant decor. There’s a range of seating options including some nice window booths and a small garden area. Prices aren’t the cheapest but there’s a good range and it’s nice to see food options...from a couple of the local restaurants. I’d happily return here for a relaxing drink and I’d recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 26 January 2022 via mobile

Went here for a drink and food with family. The staff were great, with a good selection of cask ales. We got the Thai, which is delivered from rice Thai around the corner - all of the food was very tasty. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: January 2022
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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
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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
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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....The portions seem small but are very nice and filling. The Good Pub Guide says worth a visit and it is... It doesn't serve dinner on Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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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...grilled portabello mushroom I was expecting as all the tiny pieces kept falling out. I ended up leaving these grease saturated slices. The rest of the meal was nice enough. The staff were very friendly and coped well with a studden influx of football and rugby fans.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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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...pint and you are made to feel welcome.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...which was delicious. Service was quick, friendly and attentive. The pub is great, is nicely decorated and has a lovely atmosphere.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Anna S
2 December 2018|
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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
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sootgenie
3 July 2018|
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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
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mistyblueBedford
12 March 2017|
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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