Welcome to the Castle

Choice of 8 Real Ales
Court Yard Garden
Extensive wine list
Roland, Kay and the Castle team welcome you to the Award Winning Castle, Bedford.
The Castle is a 19th Century traditional family run Inn which is situated in the Castle Quay part of Bedford, close to the River Ouse, Bedford's Cecil Higgins Museum and a five minute walk to Bedford Blues rugby ground as well as a few minutes walk from the main Bedford High Street.
The Castle is your village pub in the centre of town, we offer a warm, relaxing and friendly welcome as well as well as home made food, traditional Sunday Roast, fine wines, and eight regularly changing cask ales.
There is an enclosed outside courtyard area for the summer months, as well as a large car park. Dogs are welcome in the pub outside of food times.


We can cater for functions too, so if you are looking for somewhere to have a party, leaving do, christening or even a wake we can supply a either a hot or cold buffet to suit your needs.

Accommodation in Bedford

If you are looking for accommodation in Bedford, this family run bed and breakfast has five ensuite guest rooms that are fittingly named after famous British Castles, they including a twin room, three doubles, family room with adjoining room with bunk beds and one room adapted for disabled or wheelchair users. All rooms have flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD and Free Wi-Fi access. Tea and coffee-making facilities and just as importantly a warm welcome from our team.


Entertainment & Themed Nights


Check our events page for What's On at The Castle, with Live music, Open Mic Night every Monday,  as well as Pie Night and Steak and Gourmet Burger Night once a month.   We also have large plasma screens where we can show selected live sports (but we're not a sports orientated pub!)



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Tomorrow 19/3


OPEN MIC NIGHT hosted by Mat Roberts (8:30pm)Come and join in the fun, whether its singing, playing or just enjoying the tunes, this is a great night for everyone

Thursday 22/3

Special Event

STEAK & GOURMET BURGER NIGHT (6:30pm)STEAKS Our meat is sourced from local butchers F. Harris on Castle Rd, Bedford All steaks are chargrilled, please state how you would like yours cooked? 7oz Fillet £17.25 16oz T-Bone £19.95 10oz Rump £13.25 served with chips or baked potato and fresh salad Why not add pepper sauce to your steak for £1.50? Surf and Turf - add half a portion of Scampi for £3.50 GOURMET BURGERS - £9.95 All our burgers are served with a bucket of our gourmet chips, sliced gherkins & homemade coleslaw The Black & White Grilled Halloumi with sautéed garlic mushrooms (V) (add £1.00 to include a 4oz steak burger) Peppered Steak Burger Two 4oz steak burgers topped with an onion ring, flat mushroom, pepper sauce, lettuce & red onion Mediterranean Lamb Burger 6oz minted lamb burger topped with crumbled feta cheese & served lettuce, tomato, red onion & a side of cucumber & mint raita Main Menu also available Book now on 01234 353295


One of the best pubs in Bedford for service, food and friendly atmosphere. Nothing too much.

Natasha M - Bedford

Rooms clean and tidy...Good range of ales...Decent wine offer, Very good Full English Breakfast

JPG, Leek, UK

Fantastic place...Good Staff...Food second to none...varied selection of home-made meals

Tessa G - Bedford

Friendly helpful staff and great food, certainly go again

Mary S - Bedford

Brilliantly situated in Bedford, welcoming friendly staff, nice Breakfasts

Karen H - Holbeach

Best pub in Bedford

James R - Bedford

Your in for a treat...Comfortable and extremely clean rooms...fantastic for the price... welcoming.

Tom F - Newmarket

Kind and friendly owners, central located, home from home feel, wish we could stay longer

Mr & Mrs Hall - Tasmania, Australia

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