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No 6 The Embankment, Bedford MK40 3PD, England
+44 1234 261332
7:30 am - 12:00 am
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All hours
Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 am
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lunch for two was very good, it was busy with families and all very festive but the staff were very attentive to me and my elderly mum , she said it was the nicest meal out she had enjoyed for a long time. Bread and olives to start - very good , lovely olives and fresh warm bread. We both... More 

Thank Astrid12345
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in on Friday evening with a friend for drinks. Fabulous atmosphere, really friendly service and great wines and beers. Next time we intend to eat there as the restaurant looked really welcoming.

Thank Diana R
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Started with pidgeon which came albeit slightly light on portion size, probably less than an ounce, but on a nice bed of salad with a tasty dressing but was really good. I chose the pan fried sea bream fish fillet which at the upper end of the price bracket and expectations were high; sadly, they did not meet those high... More 

Thank Jenks008
Bedford, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited here a few times the Nast being fir Sunday lunch. I always find the quality of a good standard which makes this a very good option if you want to have a decent meal in a friendly and lively atmosphere. Price levels are ok for what you get, service allowing for the busy restaurant is acceptable. We... More 

Thank Tony C
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch last Sunday and it was not a patch on my previous experience of the place. The crab cakes were filled with pureed brown crab which was over-spiced. To make matters worse, they were clearly running out of this goo so decided to substitute potato instead - i have the photo to prove it!! The main dish of Brixham... More 

Thank Paul E
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband and I went for a walk by the River and felt peckish so decided to come to Embankment. It wasn't our first. The place was lovely and nice. We sat outside as it was sunny, in front of us was the great river Ouse which was lovely. The food was nice and tasty. It gets a bit busy and... More 

Thank Paul Mourton D
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Menu was fantastic and we all had roasts with kids portions readily available (just a shame there was no roast chicken option); portions were ample and quality fantastic. Puddings were similarly excellent and overall standard very high. Only slight negative is that the price seems somewhat overinflated given overall ambience/food/service/location equation but would certainly recommend.

Thank Kibashira
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there a couple of times in the past year. As a pub it's a poor imitation, popular with young upwardly mobiles (metrosexuals?) and tables of chattering 'ladies who lunch'. As an eatery it's not much better. Once made a bad decision to make a family visit for my Mothers birthday on a Sunday. The wait after ordering was interminable(well... More 

Thank Jamie_NS
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is good though some would say a little too noisey not helped by the cramped dining area. Though cramped the decor and cleanliness is of a high standard and the service is excellent if not a little too overwhelming ( the waitress seemed to hover over us whilst we were trying to have a romantic meal lol). The... More 

Thank Mr Mrs J
London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met here for a family breakfast on my Brother's birthday and had a great meal. This is a really nice, comfortable and quiet place to enjoy breakfast as a couple or a group. Located right on the river, it's also a good place for coffee and breakfast outside if the weather is good. A real gem for breakfast in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$39 - $39
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 6 The Embankment, Bedford MK40 3PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +44 1234 261332
The Embankment is an imposing mock-Tudor pub with rooms in the heart of Bedford. The clue to our location is in the name! We sit right in the middle of Bedford's beautifully-landscaped Embankment, with wonderful views out over the River Great Ouse, the boathouses and all the hustle and bustle of life on the river.

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