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The Castle, Bedford

17 Newnham Street
Bedford
MK40 3JR
Phone: 01234353295
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Danny O'Revey left this review about The Castle

open pub, stone floor, nice

On 27th January 2019 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Castle

Very close to The Three Cups, not as interesting internally but still popular on a Friday evening with plenty of bar blockers.It's a Charles Wells tied house and was offering across both the front and back bars three real ciders,Youngs Ordinary,London Gold and Special,Courage Directors,Eagle IPA all of which are brewed in Bedford at the Charles Wells brewery now under the ownership of Marstons plc.The guest beers were Pedigree and 61 Deep from Marstons in Burton,so not very guest like in my book.Lots of real ale,but nothing to get excited about caused a very brief visit.Can't understand how this place could possibly get into the 2018 GBG.

On 15th July 2018 - rating: 5
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Will Larter left this review about The Castle

I was not altogether impressed with this pub on my brief visit to Bedford. Certainly it suffers in comparison with the Three Cups just down the road. It didn't help that a group of drinkers were occupying the space around the bar, making a trip to the toilets (labelled Kings and Queens) a bit of an obstacle course. Beers on the bar were nearly all from Charles Wells in Bedford: their own Eagle IPA, Youngs Bitter, Special and London Gold, Courage Directors and McEwans IPA, the only guest being Robinsons Trooper, the beer brewed in collaboration with Iron Maiden. The McEwans was almost devoid of flavour, not what I expect from a beer called IPA. The group around the bar, engaging in lively banter, at least had the advantage of overwhelming the subdued MoR music playing on the sound system. Although there are doubtless worse pubs in Bedford, there are also better.

On 26th February 2015 - rating: 6
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Bedford St Johns, 0.81 miles, 15 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for The Castle, Bedford
27th Jan 2019, 10:38
Review submitted by Danny O'Revey
 
15th Jul 2018, 23:32
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard amended by Bucking Fastard

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 18 June 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 June 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Decking only - last updated 18 June 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 18 June 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Darts : No last updated 18 June 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 June 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 26 February 2015 by Will Larter
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 June 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 June 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 February 2010 by Old Blue
  • Real Cider : No last updated 18 June 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 February 2015 by Will Larter
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