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The Horse & Jockey

Certificate of Excellence
Pub, Gastropub
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Church End | Ravensden, Bedford, England
+44 1234 772319
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 85
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 15
    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
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Our welcome was friendly and genuine. We were shown to our table immediately, offered menus and drink order taken. Food arrived quickly, despite being freshly cooked. Presentation was professional and interesting and we enjoyed excellent starters and main course. Every speck of my partner's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
TimSharrock
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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English first
Bedford, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Our welcome was friendly and genuine. We were shown to our table immediately, offered menus and drink order taken. Food arrived quickly, despite being freshly cooked. Presentation was professional and interesting and we enjoyed excellent starters and main course. Every speck of my partner's 'Dusted squid with sweet chilli dip' was consumed with pleasurable noises, and my 'Two way goat's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Lovely lunch, good and varied menu...lots of unusual pizza choices...had a great garlic pizza bread as a starter to share! Then a perfect burger with cheese and ham and onion rings towering on top...all with beautiful chunky crisp chips, a diet conscious one had a goats cheese beetroot and walnut salad...more than she could eat! Friendly helpful staff and some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I hadn't been to the Horse & Jockey since it was a 'village pub', but I had heard it had been radically altered and changed in style. I had also heard it was a bit 'stiff' and unfriendly. I went for lunch yesterday. The welcome was certainly formal, and the message that we were a bit late and needed to... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Having visited this restaurant on numerous occasions, we can safely say this is the place to go if you want a top class meal served by professionals in a perfect setting! Booking is recommended as it is extremely popular and therefore gets very busy. We have also had a Christmas dinner here and we were not disappointed. This is definitely... More 

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Bedford
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I wanted to treat my mother in law to a lovely midweek lunch to somewhere we had never been before. We came here on Wednesday with my 2 boys (aged 7 & 10). The bar and restaurant is very tastefully decorated with a lovely decked area outside with a garden. We were the 2nd table of diners and were quickly... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We have visited this restaurant several times, mainly in the evenings and have always been pleased with the quality of the food and service received. We recently visited for Sunday lunch and I have to say that once again we were not disappointed. The atmosphere is lovely and the staff are always friendly.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This place has really got it's act together and offers the best lunch in the area at £10 for two courses midweek lunch. I believe that's it's also unique in the Bedford area for Friday evenings and Sunday lunch.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We've visited here on many occasions and have never been disappointed. Charming atmosphere with friendly staff. The menu changes regularly but this is not always reflected on line so a visit to see what delights are on offer is a must. The specials board always has something yummy on and sometimes leaves you spoilt for choice. This time I chose... More 

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Bedford
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We have dined her a couple of times before. As I right this review I still am left feeling a little disappointed by out visit. We were shown to our table and waited near on 25 mins for a lady/waitress to pay us any attention. I sat at the table with no drink, though there was a few people with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very friendly welcome and 'top nosh'! Darren & Sarah run a lovely establishment. Our couples group loved the food....French themed of course!

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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: Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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