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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 153
    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 55
    Poor
  • 23
    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 location by the river

I've had two meals here in the last month or so, a risotto that was top notch, and a hot dog that was below par. The beer selection isn't huge and my own experience with the food goes from below average to superb, but overall this is a very good place to eat, drink and be merry in one of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
greenfen
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Wales
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Stayed at this hotel through Late Rooms when we needed a bed in the Bedford area. We booked a superior room with river view. Lovely room with amazing bathroom. Ate in the restaurant which also was excellent - only negative comment would be that I was disappointed to only get two scallops in my starter - with a price tag... More 

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Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I've had two meals here in the last month or so, a risotto that was top notch, and a hot dog that was below par. The beer selection isn't huge and my own experience with the food goes from below average to superb, but overall this is a very good place to eat, drink and be merry in one of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

First visit since the refurb. Great atmosphere. Excellent service as ever and generous portions for a Subsay lunch. Great location.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I remember coming here years ago and it wasn't up to much. I came here with some friends recently and it has been transformed. The staff are friendly and the food was delicious. Sitting outside was noce too. Its just a shame the river is on the wrong side of the road!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Always a great place to be. Cool staff and a wonderful location by the river. My 'local' I'm delighted to say!!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Great veiw of river,and can sit outside in front of pub. It can though get rather crowded at peak times. Good selection of drinks, anything you could want. not tried the food, but told it is good. Best tip, sit outside and watch the river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We go here most weekends for morning coffee and toast (free before 11am). The location is the main attraction - along the embankment of the river great ouse. Possibly the most attractive part of Bedford. Always a bustling welcoming atmosphere with local characters adding to the atmosphere. The outdoor seating is excellent when the weather is kind. Evening meals are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had a table booked for 3 and ended up being 45 minutes late and alone yet The Embankment was happy to accommodate and seat me anywhere I wanted. All food and drinks were fabulous. In the end all puds sounded too good to just have one so I ordered two. Service was amazing and answered all questions I had with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Having visited twice I can back up some of other customers findings with regards to service here. I have found that the attitudes of the bar staff can be rather dismissive of the customer... I mean a smile or thankyou would not go amiss..

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Was visiting the Bedford office and came here with a colleague for lunch. The food itself was actually very nice and the menu variety was impressive , I had the morrocan aubergines. however the service and atmosphere were both terrible. Both members of staff that we dealt with were blunt and unfriendly (although not outright rude) and seemed to generally... More 

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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, 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?