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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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Today
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 67
    Average
  • 46
    Poor
  • 20
    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
Most recent review
Very good as usual

We meet regularly at The Embankment with friends. It's a 'half-way' house for us. The setting is really lovely. Perched on the edge of the River Great Ouse, it is joy in the summer and very peaceful in the winter. it has recently benefitted from a makeover. Comfy seating and a general relaxed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
dabby44
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london, england
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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370 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
london, england
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We meet regularly at The Embankment with friends. It's a 'half-way' house for us. The setting is really lovely. Perched on the edge of the River Great Ouse, it is joy in the summer and very peaceful in the winter. it has recently benefitted from a makeover. Comfy seating and a general relaxed ambience. The food was very good, as... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Three of us dined here recently, excellent choices on menu and specials board. Staff attentive but not overbearing, they just asked once or twice if we were enjoying food, some places ask constantly which is annoying! The food was delicious, haute cuisine portions but very flavoursome and beautifully cooked and presented. Just one small niggle, lighting a bit too low.... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for lunch or dinner. The location along the river is excellent especially at night, when the river is lit up. The prices are reasonable and the food is very good.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We were a party of 7 and all commented on how good the food was ... Nice, friendly atmosphere - place was busy but food came in decent time. Music was low volume which you want from a restaurant. Was my mates birthday and they done a special dessert for him as a surprise, nice touch. Not cheap but quality... More 

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Bedfordshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to this location for over 10 years - today for the first time in my life I was asked to leave the table on the off chance they might need to sit diners at our table - it's 5:45 and all the eating tables are totally empty - my £55.00 wine bill is not enough -... More 

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Lyon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Meat is very good, and a good choice of wine. Located just near the Swan hotel, it is a nice place for a drink or for dinner

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tunbridge wells
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I had t wo dinners here this week and was very impressed. It is placed on the Embankment overlooking the river. It has a great atmosphere and friendly helpful staff and is obviously very popular. I had a beautiful ballotine of chicken with artichoke risotto. They also do charcuterie and fish boards which are delicious and the steaks look very... More 

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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

No6 the embankment probably one of the nicest places to dine and share a drink with your partner more for the over 30s not so loud and relaxed

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Bath
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

not the place to go for a quiet intimate meal with your loved one. far too noisy and the staff are not interested if you are over 20! Been once but never again!!!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We regularly meet up here for coffee/tea and a bacon sandwich. Good coffee, bacon and bread, usually have soya milk in stock too which good news for a non dairy person. There is also a toaster where you can make your own toast. Nice relaxed atmosphere.

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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, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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?