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The Tavistock Pub & Carvery

) #28 of 340 Restaurants in Bedford ££ - £££ , British,
117 Tavistock Street, Bedford MK40 2SB, England
+44 1234 219595
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
117 Tavistock Street, Bedford MK40 2SB, England
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1 - 10 of 272 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great value breakfast, have been many times when we can't be bothered to cook it ourselves on a weekend!

Thank Rachyroo74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant multiple times. With big groups, and just a couple of us. The staff are always friendly and helpful. The carvery is always delicious. Twice now I have requested sole use of their conservatory dining area and dropped off balloons and...More

Thank BedfordCaroline
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my wife visited on a Sunday, it was busy and, staff were very friendly and seated us instantly asking what drinks we would like to order. Those drinks were served within minutes and tickets issued for our Sunday roasts. The carver was very...More

Thank Crapoli
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Great food and brilliant service. Couldn't fault it. Son just moved to Bedford so have definately found out spot.

Thank Loretta W
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Suggested by a friend, we visited this place about a month ago. The food quality was almost perfect, the prices were really logical, service was excellent and...you need more?

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This place has nothing going for it. The roasts are mediocre, nothing you couldn't get cheaper and tastier elsewhere. The place is soulless. Sounds bounces off the walls and you can hear all of the clattering around. I wouldn't come here again if someone paid...More

Thank Jolly1983
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

My first visit. Lovely venue. Pleasant staff and excellent service. Fantastic food (fish and chips) and a great atmosphere. If I lived nearer I would be a regular visitor. Well done guys and thank you.

Thank submariner810
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Could not fault it, always as good as the last. Great food great venue always service with a smile. And good value for money.

Thank ade_h27
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you want a well cooked meal at an average price then this would be ideal. Service can be a bit hectic at times but generally good. Will cater for larger groups which can be useful, the staff are friendly and helpful. Parking can sometimes...More

Thank Andy G
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Came here with a group of 16 of us for a birthday celebration, we were in the garden room at no extra charge just for our group. The staff set out the tables as I had requested, let us bring our own decorations, cake, bubbly...More

Thank lisjj13
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Questions & Answers
15 August 2017|
Response from mx5fan | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they do a vegetarian option. You might have to phone them to check.
30 October 2016|
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Response from Amo S | Property representative |
Hi there, please can you elaborate on what was so bad about your experience at the Tavistock?
Jenny S
9 February 2016|
Response from tommy k | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes, there is ample parking in the carverys own car park at the rear in chandos place also parking on main road
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Tavistock Street, Bedford MK40 2SB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +44 1234 219595
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Fresh Food served everyday, including a tradtional Carvery and full menu options including steaks, salads, pizza, pasta, burgers, BBQ ribs, traditional pub favorites like liver, bacon and onion, steak & ale pie, fish & chips, kids meals and much more. Function room available for upto 36 people free if charge. Casual atmosphere for drinking or eating. Buffet breakfast serving Bacon, eggs, sausages, hash browns, baked beans, mushrooms, black pudding, grilled tomato, toast, jam & butter, eat as much as you like for only £4.95. Full menu of hot drinks including speciality coffees. Full waiter service.
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