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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 am - 3:00 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 98
    Very good
  • 26
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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
40th birthday celebration....

7 of us visited the Plough including 2 children. Having wanted to try this place for some time, I was really looking forward. Lovely outside seated area..bit of a shame the water is stagnant next to the patio. The attention to detail was great, blankets and picnic rugs available for cooler evenings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Katie B
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

7 of us visited the Plough including 2 children. Having wanted to try this place for some time, I was really looking forward. Lovely outside seated area..bit of a shame the water is stagnant next to the patio. The attention to detail was great, blankets and picnic rugs available for cooler evenings sat outside. The food here was very good,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Perfect place to go for a treat. Pricier than your average gastro pub but worth it for the great food,service and setting. Highly recommend.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There are quite a few good restaurants in Bedford and the surrounding area, but the Plough maintains an edge that makes it our restaurant of choice for special occasions. For my wife and I, a recent milestone birthday provided just such an opportunity to enjoy the Plough. We weren't disappointed. The food was outstanding and the service just right. We... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

They sell Foie Gras , what more can we say , force feeding birds for the pleasure of the mostly uncaring wealthy and middle classes , Try Toby's in Bedford , The Harvester , ,Or the Swan Hotel . But do not go to the wilderness of the plough ,

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Took my partner out for a dinner, and wow what a dinner it was. We ordered Beef carpaccio (arround £10) as a starter, and John Dory filet with wild garlic sauce (£19) and Pork collar in harissa sauce (only £15) as mains; it was one of the best tasting meals I have ever had. I would even dare to compare... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Not cheap but always reliable as regards both food and friendly service. The menu doesn't seem to change much but the ingredients always taste good. The environment is characterful but some might feel it a little crowded. Overall one of the better eatingplaces around Bedford.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I'm not a restaurant critic, but I know (IMHO) what makes a good, value-for-money dining experience, and sadly, this wasn't it! Judging from what we'd been hearing, we were looking forward to eating here with friends. Our initial 'drink at the bar' before dinner, exceeded our expectations. A good atmosphere, warm, with a good selection of Ales. We ordered off... More 

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The welcome was fantastic! Said we were in a hurry and we chose the Mackeral Pate on the board. It was delicious and the service quick. Loved the people and the place and the food was very tasty and delightfully served. Thank you

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Went today to celebrate a Silver Wedding Anniversary and there were 7 in our group. We went for lunch. As someone else said, the moment you walk through the door you are very well looked after. All of the staff are very professional, service is very efficient but very discreet. The menu was fish heavy- perfect for me as I... More 

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Harrold, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Despite the poor signage from the road that resulted in our driving past twice, this place proved totally worthy of the effort to find it. Plenty of parking, well maintained and decorated and superb menu, wine list, bar and staff that clearly take pride in what they do. Drink before lunch was served with style and then to the table.... 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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
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?