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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
Closed now
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 28
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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
Dessert specially made for me!

I had told The Plough in advance that I wasn't eating sugar or flour; I've told quite a few restaurants this but this is the only one where the chef has marked a menu for me, showing me what I can't eat AND made a dessert especially for me!! I had hoped they might keep some berries by for me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Sally M
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant for a special treat and were very disappointed. There was no atmosphere - a little background music would have been nice. The service was very rushed until we ordered dessert then we waited for ages. For the money I would have expected a better plate of food - it was nice but definitely not wow. No... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I had told The Plough in advance that I wasn't eating sugar or flour; I've told quite a few restaurants this but this is the only one where the chef has marked a menu for me, showing me what I can't eat AND made a dessert especially for me!! I had hoped they might keep some berries by for me... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is such a super place. The attention to detail is out of this world, whether you are having an intimate meal for two, or are a large group. The food is fresh and well presented, a good choice of wines. A nice touch is having reading glasses on the bar for those who have left theirs behind. Also,,rugs for... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We eat here regularly and have never been disappointed. Daily changing blackboard plus printed a la carte. New beamed dining area, or dine in traditional pub area by an open fire, plus outside seating. Helpful friendly service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The meal was very disappointing we had the pork which was tough and not very nice This was a big disappointment and we shall not be there again for a while

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Super food - tasty and superbly presented. Lovely ambience, happy friendly and helpful staff. Wine selection was excellent and the local beer hit the spot. Will definitely return

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Brampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went to the The Plough last night with my boyfriend and our parents. The food and service was amazing, absolutely no faults whatsoever. I have to eat gluten free and there were around 4/5 things on the menu that I couldn't eat which is unheard of for me. It's normally the other way around! So was over the moon with... More 

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Marston Moretaine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We decided on the Plough to celebrate both my sons new jobs. A table of 5 in the older part of the restaurant. The service from the bar to the table very professional and faultless. The menu was varied which made it very difficult to chose as all the meals sounded amazing. The whole evening from start to finish, was... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This has become the restaurant by which we measure all others! The food and service are always excellent, the value good (particularly if the specials are chosen off the blackboard!). The standard has never waivered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Had a lovely Sunday Lunch, a little more expensive than your run of the mill pub, but then again this is a league above most pubs I have visited. Pleasantly surprised that the prices were most reasonable for the standard of food we had. Lovely setting and gardens on a sunny day. Don't let this put you off, but near... More 

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Additional Information about The Plough at Bolnhurst

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

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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: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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?