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The Embankment

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European, British, Pub, Gastropub
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No 6, The Embankment, Bedford MK40 3PD, England
441234261332
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7:00 am - 11:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, 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
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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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 164
    Very good
  • 90
    Average
  • 58
    Poor
  • 24
    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
Nice but way too expensive.

Called in for food and a drink but after paying close to £8 for two pints of bitter, we headed elsewhere.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
sunphish
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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English first
Bromham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

coming from Australia i was delighted to have a meal at the hotel/restaurant the food was delicious and the staff very friendly and attentive. to demonstrate i even gave a big tip which being Australians we are not use to tipping

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It has been a terrible evening, terrible service and terrible food. It took 45 minutes to get three main courses... What is actually even worse than this fact, was our order of a cheese platter as a starter. Obviously no cooking was required for this dish, yet it took them 15 minutes to serve it, furthermore, 30 minutes to clear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was a rainy Saturday and we decided to cheer ourselves up with lunch out. The Embankment delivered. Great lunch choice excellent presentation and service and we could have even brought our dog if we had wanted. The decor was contempory and we left feeling happy not really noticing the rain was still battering down. Check it out

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Called in for food and a drink but after paying close to £8 for two pints of bitter, we headed elsewhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very nice Sunday diner (we went about 6pm and busy but not manic). Very pleasant dining room and friendly helpful staff. Tables were a little squeezed and people had to keep pushing past one of our diners which was a shame but not a disaster. Food was very good, I had the roast pork lunch and was a bit disappointed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed a last minute breakfast here. Brilliant menu options and speedy service. Could do with perhaps a little more attention to the waiting clients at the bar. A lot of people congregating in the back kitchen whilst we waited to be served.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were able to be seated slightly earlier and were met by a very polite and friendly waitress who tended to our every need and worked hard to give us and all diners in our vacinity, personal service. All the staff we encountered were helpful and friendly. We had a fantastic meal with Steak specials, dessert and coffee. The steak... More 

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Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Embankment for 3 nights in August 2015, and had many fantastic meals at the restaurant. Food was amazing, well presented and filling, and the service was friendly and helpful. The Embankment is also dog friendly, so there were often pups floating around with their owners. We had left our dog at home to take the trip,... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It's such a shame I can't be more positive about The Embankment. I live and work locally and it's such a great location. We went for Sunday lunch and it's not that it wasn't terrible. It was just about acceptable but at £13.95 a head for 1 course we all expected a lot more particularly as it's aiming at the... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the Embankment last Sunday with friends from out of area, at their request. My husband and I are frequent visitors either for a quick coffee (and smarties), lunch or restaurant meals. Never disappointed. Our friends have been several times with us and really enjoy Sunday lunch!. Something for everyone on the menu, staff are always pleasant and helpful.... 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: European, British, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene

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