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Mock-Tudor riverside pub with a hospitable atmosphere

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi
Functions catered

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 crispy pig cheeks, celeriac remoulade, followed by pan-fried cod, Savoy cabbage and salsify, caper brown butter.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12-6
  • Dinner: all week 6-10

Food and drink

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

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

From M1 junction 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 Street, into left lane. Left onto The Embankment

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