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The Kings Arms - Bedford

31 The Green, Cardington, Bedford, MK44 3SP +44 1234584465

((()* British
  •  - Bedfordshire
  •  - Bedfordshire
  •  - Bedfordshire
  •  - Bedfordshire
  •  - Bedfordshire
  •  - Bedfordshire
  •  - Bedfordshire
  •  - Bedfordshire
Main course: £8
Food spend: £15
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:30

Food very good but a very long wait between finishing our starters and main course being served. Yes, they were busy but it appeared that we were not being served in turn.

Bryan Buckby 08 May 2017
from Cardington, Bedford

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Overlooking Cardington village green, The Kings Arms – Bedford is a country-style pub with a beer garden for al fresco dining on warm days. With rustic interiors including a fireplace, cowhide rugs & weathered wooden benches, the gastro pub serves a menu of simple yet flavourful British food.

Sourcing ingredients from trusted local suppliers, The Kings Arms menu features wholesome recipes based around the garden, land and sea. Sample hand-pressed burgers, beef & ale pie with cardamom carrots, or sea bass with potato gnocchi, while old-school puddings include warming crumbles, custard-lathered sponges and decadent brownies. Not forgetting younger diners, a kids’ menu includes miniature versions of British classics.

A partnership with the celebrated Rothschild wine merchants means The Kings Arms – Bedford cellar is stocked full with an eclectic list of world wines, while indulgent wine flights allow guests to sample a variety of bins. Seasonal beers and barrel-kept ales also feature, as well as thirst-quenching cocktails and rich coffees.

The Kings Arms in Cardington is a 9-minute drive from Bedford St Johns Rail Station.

The Kings Arms - Bedford

31 The Green, Cardington, Bedford, MK44 3SP

Contact +44 1234838533
Reservations +44 1234584465

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Customer reviews for The Kings Arms - Bedford

3.5 ((()* (based on 31 reviews)
77% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (22)
  • dinner (16)
  • child friendly (7)
  • private dining (7)
  • al fresco (6)
  • business (6)
  • romantic (5)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (5)
  • large parties (4)
  • views (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • (**** 26 June 2017 by Nigel Swatland from Bedford

    Nice clean restaurant, friendly staff, but with a big down side. We arrived and were immediately seated as they were very quiet ( lots drinking not eating). Our order was taken and we waited 29 minutes for our meals, why so accurate you may ask, the is this the third visit and both previous times we had long waits so I thought I would time the service, you decide if you feel that's to long. When the meals arrived they were ok, scallops black on the base and no flavour. One plus point the entertainment was interesting watching the bar staff throwing the limes and lemons behind the bar and the cleaning of the bar ceiling with a spray that cascaded onto the glasses and other cut up fruits. Overall it could be a great place, but the staff are giving the wrong image when not managed.

  • (((** 7 June 2017 by Iris Beazley from Biggleswade

    We were welcomed and the service was good. However, I was disappointed that there was not a wider choice of salads as it was a very hot day and the tomato salad was off the menu even though we were there for early lunch. Also the creme brulee was not available.

  • ((((* 8 May 2017 by Bryan Buckby from Cardington, Bedford

    Food very good but a very long wait between finishing our starters and main course being served. Yes, they were busy but it appeared that we were not being served in turn.

  • ((((( 7 May 2017 by Louise Stafford from Bedford

    Fabulous food

  • ((((* 30 April 2017 by Amanda Barker from Bedford

    Had a lovely dinner. Staff were friendly and helpful, they turned off the radiator next to us when we asked.

  • ((((( 27 April 2017 by Patricia Brindle from Bicester

    Very busy and we asked if we could be moved to a quieter table which the staff were happy to do. Great service, good food, and I love that they do lighter options - mini puddings with a hot drink - just right after the main course. Friendly, helpful waitress.

  • ((((* 28 March 2017 by Chris Partington from Eyeworth

    Good food , but be careful where you sit .
    One area is very noisy , particularly if at the same time with young family diners !

  • ((((* 27 March 2017 by Joe Pendle from Woburn Sands

    Excellent experience. Great service really good food even though it was very busy as it was Mother's Day.

  • ((((* 20 March 2017 by Nigel Mersh from Cambridgeshire

    Very Good Service

  • (((** 18 March 2017 by Lunch with friends from Bedford

    It was very busy so made service slow. One of the meals was not very hot.
    The staff were friendly
    but had to go to bar to ask to pay. As seemed preoccupied with bar jobs and other staff seemed to have disappeared.

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