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The Flying Horse

2 The Green, Clophill, Bedford, MK45 4AD +44 1522397020

((()* British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 11:00 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 11:00 - 21:00

Great atmosphere; tasty, well-presented food

Tim Morley 12 March 2017
from Bedford

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A converted barn nestled within the Maulden, Warren & Clophill woods, The Flying Horse is a cosy gastro pub offering al fresco dining and a menu modern British fare with a hint of Mediterranean influence. Inside, a bar & a restaurant retaining some of the barn’s original features make the establishment a quintessential country-style retreat.

With chefs given the opportunity to train at cookery schools in Spain and Italy, The Flying Horse restaurant menu features modern signature recipes made using the finest seasonal ingredients. As well as creative daily-changing specials, favourites include Mediterranean mezze, seared chicken breast with sweet potato rosti & buttered British beans, and spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit. A kids’ menu and Sunday roasts also feature, and desserts include rich vanilla and chocolate gelato with home-baked cookies.

The result of a treasured partnership with Rothschild wine merchants, the cellar showcases many fine wines, while token real ales and premium spirits are found at The Flying Horse bar. Nostalgic British nibbles and eclectic sharing platters bursting with international flavours offer more laidback dining.

The Flying Horse in Clophill is an 8-minute drive from Flitwick Railway Station.

The Flying Horse

2 The Green, Clophill, Bedford, MK45 4AD

Contact +44 1525860293
Reservations +44 1522397020

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Customer reviews for The Flying Horse

3.7 ((()* (based on 56 reviews)
75% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (33)
  • lunch (25)
  • romantic (17)
  • large parties (14)
  • trendy (11)
  • business (10)
  • private dining (10)
  • value (10)
  • child friendly (8)
  • al fresco (6)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • entertainment (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • views (1)
  • ((((* 12 March 2017 by Tim Morley from Bedford

    Great atmosphere; tasty, well-presented food

  • ((((( 19 February 2017 by Lin Nilsen from Dunstable

    Very enjoyable visit ... waitress was lovely

  • ((((* 19 February 2017 by Enest Buck from Northill

    Great experience starting with a warm welcome, good seats. drinks soon delivered. menu provided.

  • ((((( 18 February 2017 by Yousef Ahmed from Bedford

    Amazing Valentines Day experience !! Highly recommend the restaurant and bar, the surrounding scenery is second to none. Well done The Flying Horse !!

  • (((** 16 February 2017 by Hilary Dickson from BedfordFair value

    Fair value,pleasant surroundings,usual scrappy service.

  • ((((* 4 February 2017 by Sue Drinkwater from Houghton Regis

    Enjoyable meal in nice surroundings with good service

  • ((((( 3 February 2017 by Robert Seamarks from shortstown bedfordshire

    Everything about the visit was good the salmon was brilliant
    The waitresses were very helpful

  • ((*** 30 January 2017 by Alan from Bedford

    We have been here before and this time it was not great. My food came under cooked and my wife ordered a pizza and to be honest she could not eat it. The smell was like old musty socks. The side-salad she ordered was in a cup type bowl and was just a dry bunch of something that resembled leaves. No dressing, just very dry. She had to order garlic bread as her meal was not good. Mine went back, so we never ate together. As far as drinks, we had to keep trying to get someone's attention. we were like ghosts at a table and no one came and asked about drinks or was everything ok. All in-all it was our first time out together for a few months. Kids taking over our life, so it was nice to be out. So the food issue was put a-side as we were out at least. Something was not right. Maybe a new chef, maybe under-staffed I do not know, if it was our first time here, we would probably not go back and not recommend it. On a positive note, they took my meal off the bill and the staff were nice when we saw them. We do go here often and this was our worst experience so far. Just honest feedback that the restaurant might see this and take note.

  • ((((( 29 January 2017 by Paul Foote from Flitton

    Delicious food with excellent service.

  • ((((* 6 January 2017 by Sonia Duthie from Bedford

    Plenty of parking spaces.
    Excellent menu with interesting and varied options. Plenty of time given to choose and we were not rushed at any time during our meal.
    Waiting staff were knowledgeable about each dish and where they weren't sure they asked the chef.
    Clean, bright, warm and inviting environment with a cosy and comfortable traditional style pub area away from the dining area. Dogs were permitted on leads.
    Food was as described, hot and tasty.
    Tables laid correctly with proper napkins - not just cutlery shoved into a mug as in some gastro style pubs!!

    One small criticism - we did have to ask for our water jug 3 times before we got it. I feel this is due to not many staff on duty.

    Good value overall.

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