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The Embankment, Bedford, Bedfordshire

The Embankment

4.3
4.3
438 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Embankment has become one of the premier spots in the heart of Bedford. The clue to our location is in the name! Bedford’s beautifully-landscaped Embankment has wonderful views out over the River Great Ouse. The Embankment Hotel was built in 1891 and we renovated it to reflect its late-Victorian heyday, but with all the modern comforts and facilities of a great pub. The atmosphere is relaxed and hospitable. There is no stuffy hotel lobby or residents’ lounge, just a team of friendly faces to look after you.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 08:30–23:00 Sat 08:30–23:30 Sun 08:30–22:00
  • Phone number
    01234 261332
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Simon Harris
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining space is perfect for a breakfast, lunch or dinner party. Whether you dine a la carte or from our set menu, bring the family together or gather a group and relax in the comfort of having your own space, enjoy a delicious dinner, paired with award-winning wine. We have a variety of options available catering for up to 80 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Kirsty: 01234 261332
  • Area
    Bedford
  • Parking Details
    At the back of the Hotel and parking is available along the Embankment
  • Public Transit
    We are right in the heart of Bedford on The Embankment by the River Ouse, just off the A6. Arriving from the West (Milton Keynes & the M1) follow the A421 towards Bedford, then join the A6 and continue until you cross the river and can turn left onto the Embankment. We are half-way along on the right hand side.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 438 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bedfordshire

    Most Booked

444 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat with drinks outside then fabulous table inside. Food choice was good and quality excellent. Very attentive service.
    The EmbankmentResponded 1 day ago
    Hi, What a lovely review, thank you very much! We appreciate you taking the time to share your kind words and do hope to welcome you back again soon. Thanks, The Embankment

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  2. Daveuk4

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to The embankment before and had a great meal. So booked for our anniversary, in at 7.30 and already items not available on the menu. It was burger night so I thought I would have something different. The salt cod burger with kimchi and sriracha sauce. It arrived as a battered piece of cod not salted in the traditional sense no kimchi or sriracha sauce. When asked for kimchi some sliced cabbage with not a hint of ferment came out. It was a nice fish burger but not what I asked for. Staff tried to apologise but didn’t really have a response. The burger night had not long started. They were unfortunately slammed so service was a bit slow but they did apologise for it. Bill came after deserts and coffee and not even a note or comp pud for a different course than expected. On a plus the frickles were the highlight of the meal and would recommend. Maybe it was an off night them but it certainly wasn’t a good night for us.
    The EmbankmentResponded on 20 May 2024
    Thanks for sharing your feedback. Sorry to hear there had been an issue with availability and your meal, especially as it was a special occasion. We will always do our best to rectify any issues on the day, the last thing we want is our guests to have left us with anything less than a wonderful experience. We'd love to treat you next time you book so please do get in touch with us directly. Many thanks

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  3. Jonesy

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Late Sunday afternoon and the lack of food was embarrassing. No fish. No chicken. No lamb. Only a few starters. They ran out of rose wine. I had steak. It did not come with any mushrooms or tomatoes and they wanted extra for the sauces. Terrible experience.
    The EmbankmentResponded on 20 May 2024
    No- don't avoid us. I am terribly sorry you had such a bad time. We listen to our guests and always try to rectify any wrong doings. Can we chat to you about this? We would love to try and make amends. If you contact us at embankment@peachpubs perhaps we can provide a better experience.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice looking site and menus, food good but not great.
    The EmbankmentResponded on 20 May 2024
    We are very pleased you had an enjoyable visit with us, and we appreciate your positive feedback. It would be great to understand what would make you score our food great next time? If you have any other comments please do get in touch!

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  5. Duffer134

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant service as always, fab breakfast and drinks in the sunshine - love the relaxed atmosphere!
    The EmbankmentResponded on 13 May 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback - we love sharing these comments with our team. See you (and the sun hopefully) again soon!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5 stars all the way, booked a table for Mothers day unfortunately I couldn't make it as I was working 😢. But my wife & children was looked after so well by all the staff, the food was amazing ( even our fussy 6 year old son cleared his plate! ), staff lit a candle for my wife, wished her happy mothers day & gave her a small bottle of gin! The only downside was the tip our 20 year old gave the staff i gave him a speaking to when they got back! Thank you so much to the staff at The Embankment you made my wife's day even more special, definitely will be back, hopefully with myself :) & I'll give you guys a proper tip next time 😆

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere and really friendly and helpful staff. Good value for money, too. Unfortunately I had to reorder my main and pud, as they had run out of both! I was limited in what I could eat due to an allergy. I went for the burger, minus the bun. Very tasty burger, would recommend. Lacked presentation however. My partner had the mushroom risotto, which he said was lovely. Again, presentation could have been better. Our waitress was really helpful when it came to the pud choice and adapted to suit our dietary needs, as our first choices had both run out. These were also given free of charge to apologise for the inconvenience. Had a lovely 'date night' and will definitely return 🙂

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Phoebe was an amazing waitress! Such lovely food too.

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  9. JennieM

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We spent a lovely relaxed 4 hours at The Embankment on Tuesday having a tasty lunch and chatting to friends. Our waiter Connor (I think that was his name) was very helpful and friendly. All the staff were very welcoming. A lovely atmosphere in a beautiful building. This was our first time back since the onset of Covid. It was good to be back and will be meeting friends there again.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrive at restaurant was able to be sat quickly tables was really sticky and the table wobbled while eating and time we moved

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The Embankment is rated 4.3 stars by 438 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for The Embankment

No 6, The Embankment, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK40 3PD

Additional information

  • Area
    Bedford
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 08:30–23:00 Sat 08:30–23:30 Sun 08:30–22:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    At the back of the Hotel and parking is available along the Embankment
  • Public Transit
    We are right in the heart of Bedford on The Embankment by the River Ouse, just off the A6. Arriving from the West (Milton Keynes & the M1) follow the A421 towards Bedford, then join the A6 and continue until you cross the river and can turn left onto the Embankment. We are half-way along on the right hand side.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Simon Harris
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01234 261332
  • Private party facilities
    Our private dining space is perfect for a breakfast, lunch or dinner party. Whether you dine a la carte or from our set menu, bring the family together or gather a group and relax in the comfort of having your own space, enjoy a delicious dinner, paired with award-winning wine. We have a variety of options available catering for up to 80 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Kirsty: 01234 261332
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