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The Horse & Jockey

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Church End | Ravensden, Bedford, England
+44 1234 772319
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Welcoming, smart and really good food

We called in on spec and had a superb well cooked meal, nicely served and in a good atmosphere with an interesting menu to choose from. This must be one of the better eateries in the area and has to be recommended. This is our third visit and the quality has been consistent on each visit. Not cheap... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Simon G
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Bedford
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bedford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We called in on spec and had a superb well cooked meal, nicely served and in a good atmosphere with an interesting menu to choose from. This must be one of the better eateries in the area and has to be recommended. This is our third visit and the quality has been consistent on each visit. Not cheap but not... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The Horse and Jockey is now firmly one of our favourite places to eat. Standouts are the whitebait starter and Catalan fish stew which never disappoint. New to the menu last night were game stew with dumplings and cappuccino creme brulee which were excellent. We enjoy the relaxed laid-back atmosphere here and attentive service .

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We went on a Friday evening with friends. This Gastro pub has a great atmosphere, Unfortunately It was a little spoilt by the quality of the food and the service. We selected a good wine and when it was served to us it was just left on the table. Our general consensus was the food was a little bland. The... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I love country-side pubs that put one great value for money food. I am not sure where to position the Horse & Jockey. 3 on tap ales that are fairly common. OK wine list with some nice reds from Australia. Tomato soup starter in a cup ? OK taste but nothing great. Nice toast and good butter. Fish pie in... More 

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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It is the second time we have visited to this pub as a large party and is the second time the landlady has been grumpy, bordering on rude. I did question the logic of returning to the pub after our last experience but as it was celebrating my brother in-laws birthday had no say in the choice of restaurant. When... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went for lunch with wife and two teenage daughters on last day of Christmas hols. Only one other table came in which is a shame but this place is kind of in the middle of nowhere. But,..... it is definitely worth the effort to find, it's a little gem of a place. Lovely smooth pint of Doombar started things off... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went here for lunch after my husband searched for best Bedford pubs on trip advisor. We arrived only to realise we had been here a few years ago. We were the only people in the restaurant when we arrived, but another table of four came shortly after. The service was excellent. My husband had home made tomato soup to start... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Given that we attended on Boxing Day, and the restautrant was very busy, we had an excellent time and both the food and servioce were very good. There was really nothing that we could fault and we look forward to our next visit. Excellen and well priced wine list.

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Bedford
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We really enjoyed our Pre-Xmas dinner at the Horse and Jockey. Attentive service and good food; even accommodating our vegetarian and vegan requests. Catalan fish stew was delicious, the starter of octopus soft and tasty - the meal finished with pear, blackcurrant and raspberry sorbet that had great intensity. It was a little noisy for us but maybe we're becoming... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is one of the best Gastropubs in the Bedford area - well worth a visit for great food and a great ambiance.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Church End | Ravensden, Bedford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +44 1234 772319

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients

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