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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
01234261332
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 86
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  • 56
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good but room for improvement

We stayed at The Embankment whilst attending a party in the area! Limited parking which was full on arrival but after a 10 minute wait in the car park someone left and we took the vacant space! Parking is available opposite but is chargeable. (This is not a dig at the hotel but to make future... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Collett
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London
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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London
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We stayed at The Embankment whilst attending a party in the area! Limited parking which was full on arrival but after a 10 minute wait in the car park someone left and we took the vacant space! Parking is available opposite but is chargeable. (This is not a dig at the hotel but to make future guests aware) We checked... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great staff and lovely food! Also a building with character that is opposite the river. recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful location for a drink, snack or meal. I went with my husband and had a beautiful meal. It was cooked to perfection. The staff we wonderful, helpful and polite. The bill ( well I didn't pay but I had a sneaky look) was very reasonable. I hope my husband takes me here again as I enjoyed my evening very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Called in yesterday and was really impressed with the changes since our trip a few years back. The bar and restaurant were clean, fresh and well laid out and the staff very pleasant. The food was spot on and faultless. A great evening was had by all.

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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A business colleague and I visited for evening drinks. We arrived around 8pm and the bar area was quite busy. The service was prompt, attentive and friendly. Instantly we were hooked into having a bite to eat at the bar from the evening menu. There were a number of lovely sounding fish specials, though none of these appealed to me.... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This is a brilliant place to get a coffee, a drink, a meal - whatever. I regularly meet up with an old friend there and although we take forever to actually order and spend hours just chatting we always feel very welcome and the staff are really chilled about letting us take our time. Favourite place in Bedford! The food... More 

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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Nice meal free car park and good service what more could you ask for? We had a great time with the family at the gastro pub and will no doubt be coming here again soon

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here on Saturday 25 July. The Embankment was busy but with a relaxed atmosphere, the restaurant was busy but the service could not have been better, the food was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Nothing was to much trouble. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

excellent choice for Adults and professional People and a great all year Hangout expescially in the summer With nice outside sitting area opposite the river. It is not cheap but on the good side it see off the idiots. The food is very good with a wine selection And stuff and good looking and Grown Up.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Our first visit to The Embankment was for a quiet meal for two. The atmosphere is very relaxed and calm, some customers were in smart shorts and others were a bit more dressy, and just very relaxing. Staff were very polite, the menu wasn't vast but the food was excellent. Definitely recommended

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Additional Information about The Embankment

Address: No 6, The Embankment, Bedford MK40 3PD, England
Phone Number: 01234261332
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
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
Average Prices: USD 39 - 39
Cuisine: European, British, Pub, Gastropub

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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: 01234261332

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?