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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
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 48
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly place!

Sat with family over the weekend and had a few drinks and lite bites to eat. Very friendly staff and food came quickly considering they had a Wedding on too ! Lovely views onto the river with great outside seating area, good for families.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
taloolaa
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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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395 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Sat with family over the weekend and had a few drinks and lite bites to eat. Very friendly staff and food came quickly considering they had a Wedding on too ! Lovely views onto the river with great outside seating area, good for families.

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Manchester
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52 reviews 52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The Embankment is a gastro pub on the river. The décor is very pleasant and even though we hadn't booked they found us a table. Our waitress was excellent throughout. I found the food quite bland. The garlic bread just didn't have enough garlic. I had the roast chicken and gnocchi but I was disappointed. It was fairly bland and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

A lovely place, recently refurbished to a high standard. The staff are outstanding, attentive and polite. The food was delicious, we all enjoyed our meals. We are looking forward to visiting again soon.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Only had brunch but everything was very nice, sourdough bread was delicious. We were in large disorganised group but the waiting staff were very patient and helpful. Stayed in the hotel which was very nice, booked in advance which was excellent value.

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Batley, England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Arrived in Bedford for a quick break (see other reviews) & a nice walk along the riverbank brought us to The embankment. We were just calling in for a quick drink, but decided to stay and eat.Lots of places to eat outside if you want,but we went inside. Very clean and open and smart looking.The menu was very varied and... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

A wonderful 3 night stay. All staff very friendly and helpful. River view room was large and spotlessly clean. Dinner in restaurant was excellent as was breakfast. Location couldn't be better, local to town centre and bus station in walking distance. We will certainly revisit this hotel.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Been here lots of times in the past; was in Bedford on business for a week so stayed here and had breakfast & evening meals in the restaurant. The room is great: bright areas but also more intimate ones if that's what you want. Comfortable and clean. Really busy even on weekday evenings but the staff buzz round and keep... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Went with my partner for a mid week meal and choose the steak, asked for medium cooked but was a little overdone, served with an onion ring that looked and tasted processed, half a tomato and over cooked mushroom along side some tired, limp rocket as a garnish. The pepper sauce had a strange plastic taste so it remained untouched...but... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Me and my partner stayed the night while visiting some friends in Bedford . The check in was very quick and the room was spacious and quiet. The bed was very large and comfy. Check out was very fast and painless, for the price i could not complain at all.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stayed at the embankment for our wedding anniversary. The Honeymoon suite is really something to shout about, lovely lay out with an open plan bathroom and bedroom. Great view over the river and front of the hotel. The breakfast the next morning was first class - a definite class above all hotels in the area

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