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“Good Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Black Venus

The Black Venus
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Bedford, England
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93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

We went midweek whilst on holiday. There's not a huge choice of places to go unless you want to go into the holiday towns but this probably offers as good a choice & quality of food as anywhere. its not large and a little bit of a squeeze in the restaurant area but it is also dog friendly in the bar area where you can eat too.
The choice was all from a blackboard and everything was cooked to order with fresh fish options on special. Thoroughly enjoyed our meals and would recommend here although its a bit off the beaten track.

Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“The best thing about this place is the name but its nice pub grub too”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

I felt a bit disappointed after some of the rave reviews here. However the food was good enough and we sat by the window which was really nice and intimate. Good value and quite a varied menu. We went when it was very quiet which was a treat too.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice local pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a friendly local pub which serves good food, it was surprisingly busy for Feburary, always a good sign!

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Rosita A
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

I visited with 2 friends, who all like different things! and we all found something we liked. Everything was freshly cooked and delicious

Visited March 2013
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Bratton Fleming, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

A good value meal with good sized portions served by a helpful member of staff. Food very reasonably priced. This restaurant does get very busy and would advise either an early sitting or later, unfortunately you cannot book a table here, one of the few downside. Visit here on a reasonably regular basis and have always had good food and service.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Lynn R
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