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The Gordon Arms, Bedford

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118 Castle Road
MK40 3QY
Phone: 01234348668
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Will Larter left this review about The Gordon Arms

More of a café bar than a pub, I'd say, with "brunch" served from 10am and proving popular with the diners I could see. Service was dreadfully slow, with one bar worker apparently tasked with putting glasses on shelves and strictly forbidden from taking my order or even acknowledging my presence. When I was served, my half appeared in a glass with a lipstick smudge on the rim. Fair enough, it was immediately thrown away and another half poured without quibble, but this is a basic error that I haven't seen in a pub for two or three decades. My Youngs Bitter was all right, but very expensive compared with the Courage Directors a few streets away at the Devonshire. The other beers were Caledonian Bitter Winter and the aforementioned Courage Directors. There are a few high chairs at one part of the bar, but other than that this is a pub for eaters rather than drinkers, was my impression.

On 26th February 2015 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Gordon Arms

More modern inside than you would expect from the traditional pub exterior. Surprisingly busy on a damp Thursday night, with some hard-working staff ensuring that people got served quickly. Quite a mix of ages, and obviously aiming at a higher segment of the market than most Bedford pubs. Five handpumps, with three ales from the Wells & Youngs brewery plus a couple of guests - Tribute and a first-class Jennings Sneck Lifter (at £3.00).

On 26th February 2010 - rating: 8
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Bedford St Johns, 1.09 miles, 21 min walk (show)
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26th Feb 2015, 13:20
Review submitted by Will Larter
16th Feb 2015, 16:28
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 February 2015 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 26 February 2015 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 February 2015 by Will Larter
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