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The Horse & Jockey

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Church End | Ravensden, Bedford, England
+44 1234 772319
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Sheringham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I was born in Bedfordshire I have never been to Ravensden and as I live in Norfolk the visit would be unlikely. However we took Northamptonshire friends to this pub on recommendation and had a very pleasant evening.Winding roads and little habitation and here we are,a very pleasant pub with excellent food.Service was good food was good and the... More 

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Bedford, England
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited, on the off chance, on a Tuesday lunchtime. We were welcomed in and offered a drink at the bar prior to being seated. Good choice of wine by the glass..I chose the Viognier, which was lovely. The menus were then presented to us, with a great selection of dishes to choose from. There is the... More 

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Thank Melanie S
Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Back to our favorite restaurant. Service amazing, so friendly and attentive. Food & Wine is out of this world.They really look after you properly, Shame more places aren't this good. Can't recommend it enough. I wanted Lobster macaroni on my last visit but they had run out. Went for a steak instead, OMG the most amazing steak ever. Got to... More 

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Thank Andyjj2112
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I have been to this Restaurant several times, and it never disappoints. The menu is Seasonal and there is always something delicious to try. Beautiful Scottish Smoked Salmon, Sole with Pea & Asparagus Risotto, Rhubarb Pana Cotta with a crumble topping & ice-cream are just some of the things on offer this week. The presentation is a delight as well.

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Thank Lesley H
Bedford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This was a good find ... although bit of a trek! I wasn't too enamored with the rather grumpy welcome (I suspect the landlady wasn't having a good day! BUT a smile and a bit of chat wouldn't hurt); however, we plodded on with our evening. I liked the idea of sitting in the bar / lounge area for a... More 

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Thank Jashuaaaaa
Bedford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Booked a table here for a birthday meal and was very pleased. There is a small bar area to have a drink and look through the menu. The menu has some good interesting choices and the quantities in each dish mean you do not go hungry at the end of the evening. Dishes are nicely lid out and very appetising.... More 

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Thank Paul J
Guildford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Got very lucky and after initially told full i had a phone call back five minutes later to be told a table had cancelled. The pub is in the countryside and worth having a sat nav. On arrival impressed with the welcome and the decor. The menu was extensive and varied. Taken to our table and drinks served we awaited... More 

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Thank NEIL C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Outstanding! Always outstanding. Great food and atmosphere here. I've never been disappointed ever! You must book and come. I love it here!!

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Thank Adele-marie H
Watford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Came to celebrate my mum's birthday. Really very impressive food, attractively presented. One of the best Sunday lunches I've had in a pub - proper restaurant quality. The goat's cheese bon bons to start with were light, with delicious fennel-infused apricots and beetroot puree attractively arranged around. Roast beef was perfect - medium rare and tender, unlike many pub Sunday... More 

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Thank Mrs_Teacake
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I took my wife to The Horse and Jockey on Feb 14th 2017. I had heard good things about the place and read good reviews on here so thought we'd give it a try. The Valentines meal package was £49.50 per head so I was expecting a very nice meal for that price. I have to say that neither of... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
British, Pub, Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church End | Ravensden, Bedford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +44 1234 772319

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?