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The Horse & Jockey

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British, Pub, Gastropub
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Church End | Ravensden, Bedford, England
+44 1234 772319
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 49
    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
Superb Sunday Lunch

Party of nine, lovely attentive service and we'll kept ale. Wide selection of food, with roast beef being a favourite, personally had roast pheasant which was excellent. Good choice of starters and deserts, we all opted for the latter and weren't disappointed. Not the cheapest but sometimes you get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gary C
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Party of nine, lovely attentive service and we'll kept ale. Wide selection of food, with roast beef being a favourite, personally had roast pheasant which was excellent. Good choice of starters and deserts, we all opted for the latter and weren't disappointed. Not the cheapest but sometimes you get what you pay for.Will certainly return.

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Thank Gary C
Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our first visit to the Horse and Jockey was for a Sunday lunch with friends. From arrival we felt welcome and relaxed in the lovely surroundings. Our waitress was delightful, both professional and friendly at the same time, and nothing was too much trouble. The food was superb, tasting hot and delicious, as well as being beautifully presented. After our... More 

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Thank ROSIESMUM2016
England
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This pub is a little gem. We went here for lunch this week and the food was amazing. Everyone was so impressed with the fabulous food, choices on the menu and excellent service. We'll be back again soon.

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Thank GabyEngland
Bedford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having not been for a while I was impressed by the wide range of options on the menu. Chose either from the full menu or a lunchtime special, 2 or 3 course options. Food wasn't quick but it was very fresh, hot and well served so the slight delay was worth it. Service was friendly and a nice setting. Worth... More 

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Thank Mark0966
Bedford, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strongly recommended. Skilled chef; friendly, helpful serving staff; attractive dining area. Unquestionably one of the best places to dine in the Bedford atea. My Parmigiana was piping hot and absolutely delicious. My request for mashed potato (a failing of mine) in place of bread & salad was met with a smiling "Of course" from the chef's wife. As a light... More 

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Thank TimSharrock
Bedford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

To be honest I have taken good service here for granted. So it's great when you are still surprised. Saturday before Christmas, full restaurant but still you feel special. Great food and better staff! Why would you go anywhere else?

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Thank Paul T
Bedford, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This welcoming pub-restaurant is warm in winter and cool in summer, and always with delightful and filling food. The quality of conception, preparation and friendly, helpful service would be difficult to beat. We ordered starters of giant prawns and pheasant terrine, but these were preceded by complimentary battered calamari with a spicy dip and we realised that the starters had... More 

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Thank TimSharrock
Bedford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Thank you Sarah for looking after the Bedford Circle of the Catenian's on Saturday. We all enjoyed our meals. The service was excellent...the Horse and Jockey team were very welcoming. I was particularly grateful for your flexibility on the day as I'd forgot to give you the menu choices for two of our guests. We will be back to see... More 

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Thank GFD57
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The reviews are correct this is an excellent restaurant that happens to be located in a very nice pub . Very comfortable bar area , good selection of beers , modern décor , with a warm welcome and very very good food . I organised a small lunch for a family friends birthday . The staff could not have been... More 

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Thank alistairbudd
Bedford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

This is possibly my favourite local pub restaurant in North Bedfordshire and our visit with a small family party to celebrate our anniversary went typically well with good food and great service, as usual. It is another sympathetic update of a pub which sets it a little above the usual run-of-the-mill. A good mixture of the old and the modern... 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: British, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?