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At a glance

Bar menu
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

This imposing pub sits behind an outdoor terrace overlooking the River Great Ouse on the edge of Bedford's beautifully landscaped Embankment gardens. Dating from 1891, the building has been renovated and its Victorian features brought back to life. Among its delights are the open fire, antique mirrors, vintage tables, sofas in racing green and silk lampshades. Food choices range from deli boards to full meals such as free-range pork terrine, piccalilli and sourdough, followed by pan-fried sea bream fillets, saffron and spring onion mash, white wine butter sauce.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 Dec
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-6
  • Dinner opening: all wk 6-10

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales: Wells Eagle IPA & Bombardier, Young's
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

From M1 junct 13, A421 to Bedford. Left onto A6 to town centre. Into left lane on river bridge. Into right lane signed Embankment. Follow around St Paul's Square into High St, into left lane. Left onto The Embankment

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