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“A Proper Pub in the town centre with accomodation” 5 of 5 stars
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Castle Inn
17 Newnham St, Bedford MK40 3JR, England   |  
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Ranked #4 of 22 Bedford B&B and Inns
Bedford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A Proper Pub in the town centre with accomodation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is a proper old type of 'Pub', Real Ales, good selection of 'Top Shelf' including House specials on Whiskey, Vodka, Brandy etc great food, especially Sunday Lunch, (Served till late) A good group of regulars. The atmosphere is very friendly, the new landlord and Lady make a real effort to provide a comfortable place for all. They have a good sense of Humor as do the Barstaff. We live in Bedford and have not stayed there but Friends have and speak highly of the Accomodation with the added advantage of its own car park. Its close to the High Street and the River Ouse. All in all its a great place to eat and drink, I rate it as the best in Bedford, its a proper Pub which today is a rare place. I award thhe new owners 10 out of 10.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Very convenient pub with five B & B rooms. Needed to stay somewhere in central Bedford whilst attending family gathering. Very friendly owners. Rooms basic and very clean. Breakfast comprises cooked dish only (no cereals or juice). Private parking at back of pub - perfect.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Clean and comfortable rooms, with a lovely atmosphere. The landlord is very welcoming and breakfast times are a delight.
Good selection of wines and ales with an expanding menu to cover most tastes. Dog friendly and ideally placed for a walk down the Embankment in the evening.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms are quieter, family room is definitely the best choice...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester, UK
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29 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We plumped for the Castle Inn as it was central, seemed reasonably priced and had decent reviews on Trip Advisor. The rooms are nice enough (if a little bland) and it’s surprisingly quiet for its location. It’s not the Ritz but for a pub with rooms it’s great.

A very pleasant couple had just recently taken over the running of the Castle when we stayed and they told us they are going to upgrade the accommodation (decoration, linen etc) so the place is likely to get even better. With that in mind we shall definitely return next time we’re in Bedford.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Occupied two rooms over four nights in total. Rooms we used were clean and comfortable with new bathroom fittings, comfortable beds, tea and coffee, clock radio, cupboard space and a few toiletries/facecloth supplied. Clean towels every day. There are five rooms in total, three doubles (one on ground floor with wetroom), one twin and a family room. (We had a quick look around as the rooms are left open to air once people have checked out!) Pub staff were very helpful and were keen to ensure we had a good stay. Nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was solid English breakfast. We ate in the pub one night and the food seemed genuinely home-cooked, although pretty standard fair.

Only two small negatives - the bar area is tired and needs an update (new carpet etc) although this is not reflected in the condition of the accommodation behind, which has obviously been revamped in the last year or two. The other niggle - we stayed in a downstairs room and would have appreciated net curtains as well as proper curtains for a bit more privacy as we felt a bit 'on show' and needed to draw the curtains to dress.

Considering it's very central location (literally 5 mins walk to the main shopping/eating area) it was very quiet. For the cost, it was very good value, particularly when compared to our other friends who paid significantly more for not much extra in the Swan.

Room Tip: Ask for one upstairs (two doubles and a family room upstairs) for a little more privacy.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Lovely food, fab bar staff, nice food, beer and wine.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Having just spent 2 nights in this lovely accommodation, it was just what we were looking for.
Central location, just a short walk to both the town centre and river. The owners have a little gem and the staff are a credit to them. The food in the bar is excellent and offers a wide range of choice at reasonable prices. The chef on Sunday morning was most helpful and cheerful, nothing was too much trouble. Look forward to visiting again in the future.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Castle Inn

Address: 17 Newnham St, Bedford MK40 3JR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Bedford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Bedford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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