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The Horse & Jockey

Church End | Ravensden, Bedford, England
+44 1234 772319
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Ranked #29 of 317 Restaurants in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Gastropub
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bedford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 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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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 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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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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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I visited the Horse and Jockey at the weekend, where I was part of a Christmas party group. Having arrived in the dark, I couldn't comment on the surroundings, but the venue inside is beautifully decorated, there was a very nice fire and I would have to say that there was a very nice atmosphere throughout. As this was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I took my boyfriend for his birthday, he had wanted to go for ages and we both loved it. The staff were friendly and the food was lovely.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Booked a table for 9 (7 adults and 2 children) for Sunday lunch to celebrate my son's 40th birthday. I ordered roast beef which was carved at the table and was delicious, as were the vegetables. The puds were excellent and everything was beautifully seved. I took a birthday cake with me. The meal was a great success and the... More 

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

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