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The Embankment

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British, European, Pub, Gastropub
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No 6, The Embankment, Bedford MK40 3PD, England
441234261332
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Today
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Description: The Embankment is an imposing mock-Tudor pub with rooms in the heart of...
The Embankment is an imposing mock-Tudor pub with rooms in the heart of Bedford. The clue to our location is in the name! We sit right in the middle of Bedford's beautifully-landscaped Embankment, with wonderful views out over the River Great Ouse, the boathouses and all the hustle and bustle of life on the river.
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  • 177
    Excellent
  • 200
    Very good
  • 97
    Average
  • 68
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lazy Sunday Afternoon

great for a lazy Sunday afternoon relaxing glass of wine or 2 and a sharing plate - really chilling, great service....just need more seating

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
izzy j
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Peterborough
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We regularly visit The Embankment and enjoy the food and service -which is why we visited on 13/2/2016. Unfortunately on this visit my partner and I were wholly disappointed, as always the service was very good throughout the meal and the staff should be commended, particularly when the food is clearly sub-standard and the waitress was clearly uncomfortable. For starters... More 

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Thank Macstace
Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had lunch on my birthday at The Embankment. Food, staff and general ambience were excellent. Really enjoyed my time there. Never been disappointed with my visits there.

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Thank Linda H
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great for a lazy Sunday afternoon relaxing glass of wine or 2 and a sharing plate - really chilling, great service....just need more seating

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Thank izzy j
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Embankment is a Bedford staple for when you want something a little bit fancy. The location is perfect and in the summer there is nothing better than sitting on the tables out front overlooking the river. The food and service we have experienced has always been very good and I would give the place 5 stars if not for... More 

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Thank Tom A
Luton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

2nd visit great food, brilliant service, definitely worth a visit, staff were great as usual, hats off to the chef, ever get a chance try a "pie of the day" off the specials board .

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Thank Swoop1968
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visit the embankment regularly on a Sunday after walking our dogs. We often wish we could stay and enjoy the atmosphere further and last Sunday we organised a lunch with some good friends. Service was excellent, food was of a high standard also.

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Thank MLilley
Bedford, UK
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent location overlooking the river. Staff are always friendly and helpful. Food is reliably good. The large private room is great for birthday celebrations or other special occasions. Very lively at weekends so ask to be seated in the back room if you want quiet conversation with your meal.

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Thank kitticatt
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal here on Thursday night. Nice atmosphere as well. Busy and quite buzzy for a week night! The triple cooked chips were amazing!!

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Thank Julie W
Bedford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In recent visits we haven't ever been over whelmed with our experience but due to its location we always re visit. On Sunday we re-visited in hope things for the new year could have shifted some changes, I kid myself not. Agreeing to a few other reviews below- the quality of food is awful. A roast dinner dry and tasteless,... More 

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Thank Looks Bedford k
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for roast dinner on Sunday. It was so disappointing, tasted as though it had been cooked the day before and then re-heated. I would not eat here again. which is a shame as it could have been so much better. To be fair it is a beautiful location and the staff were polite and efficient but we may... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No 6, The Embankment, Bedford MK40 3PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: 441234261332

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 39
  • Cuisine: British, European, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

The Embankment is an imposing mock-Tudor pub with rooms in the heart of Bedford. The clue to our location is in the name! We sit right in the middle of Bedford's beautifully-landscaped Embankment, with wonderful views out over the River Great Ouse, the boathouses and all the hustle and bustle of life on the river.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?