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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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
Difficult to fault

This is not the first time we have eaten at this establishment, but I believe that it was the best meal that we had there. There were six of us in our party and all of us enjoyed the meal, the surroundings and felt that we had received great service. My son who is usually a fussy eater... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Paul T
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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andorra
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Been here a few times normally with a group of friends. Nothing real to fault, for what is a gastropub. Good atmosphere and service. The food is fine, but I would not go way out of my way for it .

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is not the first time we have eaten at this establishment, but I believe that it was the best meal that we had there. There were six of us in our party and all of us enjoyed the meal, the surroundings and felt that we had received great service. My son who is usually a fussy eater couldnt fault... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

All I can say the food we had was exquisite. My girlfriend had the burger which I was somewhat surprised as she never normally eats burgers. However she said it was to die for as it just wasn't your normal burger. I had the Catalan fish stew which was awesome and the mussels in it were such good quality I... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Not been for a while :( but back last Saturday and the staff remain friendly and with good service. Varied menu and lovely food and very much worth visiting again.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Searched Tripadvisor for a good gastro pub in the Bedford area and decided to try this establishment. A friendly welcome and prompt service was all part of an enjoyable experience that allowed us to enjoy an extremely tasty, well presented meal. Hoping to get back soon to sample more of the very diverse menu!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I live in London but each time I go to Bedford I try to make a visit to the Horse and Jockey. I've eaten here a few times now and I absolutely love it. With each visit we have been kindly greeted, served efficiently and made feel welcome. The food has always been delicious and beautifully presented. Their wine menu... More 

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Bedford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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: 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?