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The Plough at Bolnhurst

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Kimbolton Road, Bedford MK44 2EX, England
01234 376274
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon 12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 386
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Evening Meal

We were greeted immediately on arrival and shown our table promptly. The waitress was very accommodating and informative with the menu. It is always nice to have a varied opinion on some of the dishes when you are finding it hard to decide!! We opted for the Chorizo starter and Butternut squash... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Katygc
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very enjoyable meal here to celebrate a 19th birthday which was throughly enjoyed. The ambiance of the restaurant was very pleasant however the food was only average and for the price I would have expected better. Not sure if we will go here again.

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1 Thank Andrew S
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were greeted immediately on arrival and shown our table promptly. The waitress was very accommodating and informative with the menu. It is always nice to have a varied opinion on some of the dishes when you are finding it hard to decide!! We opted for the Chorizo starter and Butternut squash soup, both were lovely. For mains we had... More 

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Thank Katygc
Bedfordshire
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for our friends birthday, it was our first time here but our friends had been many times before and raved about the food. We had left our booking rather late so were fortunate to get a table, ours was in the bar area. The service was very very good, knowledgeable and helpful without ever being intrusive. Just the... More 

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Thank FatViking
Bedford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped on recently on spec to this very busy restaurant. You would normally be advised to book, and it was very busy, but the staff managed to squeeze us in and we were not disappointed. Great food and very attentive staff. If you haven't been you should!

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Thank Paul T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cosy pub, great food, exquisite. Excellent customer service except for one young lady who had no manners and apparently no training. Besides that, would strongly recommend, had been there a few times and never disappointed.

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1 Thank Louis L
Bedford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rate this restaurant very highly - service is always attentive and friendly, the menu changes regularly and has a good mix of standard dishes and innovative cooking so it ticks all the boxes for a great meal. On this occasion we were there for the 'January Sale' and enjoyed three courses for £22 - excellent value. The atmosphere is... More 

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Thank John S
london
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is consistently excellent, service is spot on, atmosphere warm and welcoming. Fine dining at its best - you could expect to pay double in London. On the menu this evening: roast monkfish with ginger and crab sauce. Divine.

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Thank medussalox
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attentive service, cosy atmosphere with open fires, but meals were over-priced and not good value for money, which was a shame as we loved the restaurant. The menu was very limited, with only beef being an option for Sunday lunch.

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1 Thank Linda C
Sitges, Spain
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The plough is our new favourite! Extensive menu, wonderful food and fabulous wine list. The service is attentive but not over bearing. An evening with friends, lunch with the family - perfect for every occasion.

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Thank Tiffmw
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warm and welcoming, a high standard of food and service with a well balanced choice from the menu. Staff always friendly and helpful. Comfortable within a beautiful building, especially the Oak conservatory. Always worth the visit

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Thank Jonatkb

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kimbolton Road, Bedford MK44 2EX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: 01234 376274

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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