At The Embankment – a Classic Bedfordshire Gastropub
We serve the good stuff. All our meat is British and of the highest quality, from Aubrey Allen. This eighty year-old Warwickshire butcher supplies many of Britain’s finest restaurants as well as holding HM The Queen’s Royal Warrant. Our steaks are from Britain’s finest (increasingly rare) beef herds, 28-day dry-aged for stupendous flavour. Our Cotswold White chickens are free-range, as are our eggs, pork and ice-cream. Our lamb is Cornish. Our fish is native where possible, and we follow the ever-changing advice on sustainability.
Our head chef Jon Aylard and his skilled brigade devise our seasonal menus and a range of tempting daily specials (check out our blackboards around the pub!). As well as celebrating our increasingly-vibrant British food culture, the focus on seasonal ingredients means we buy the best stuff when it’s at the best price. This way we keep prices sensible even though we’re buying top quality ingredients.
Fresh Food All Day
As well as serving our full menu at lunch and dinner, we have hot fresh food available throughout the day. Starting with eggs and fresh sourdough bread for breakfast, accompanied by quality union coffee made by our barista-trained team, we also serve cakes and a range of sandwiches and light hot dishes whenever you need them.
We don’t have a children’s menu, because we think they should have the opportunity to eat food that’s as good as yours, but our chefs are happy to make smaller portions or simplified versions of anything on our menu.
The Embankment is a Charles Wells pub in Charles Wells’ home town, so naturally we have well-kept Eagle IPA, Bombardier and Young’s Bitter on tap as well as continental beers and lagers.
We are serious about our spirits too. Beefeater London Dry Gin and Absolut Vodka are our current favourites for pouring. Or try the range of premium gins, vodkas and aperitifs from our drinks list. Enjoy a large one served as a Grand Gin with plenty of ice, fruit, juniper berries and a choice of premium tonic waters. We also make a great selection of classic cocktails.
Our wine is chosen by Jo Eames, co-owner of Peach, from four multi award-winning suppliers, Tanner’s of Shrewsbury, Liberty Wines, Campbell & Boutinot. Each has its own specialities, allowing us to pack our list with a great range of top quality and interesting wines. Let us help you choose something delicious to match your mood or your food.
We always serve the good stuff – in Spring that means the earliest & best English asparagus, Cornish lamb, day-boat fish hot-foot from Brixham, Yorkshire rhubarb, superb farmhouse cheeses. As the days lengthen & sunshine returns the good life begins again & we can look forward to sitting outside with a glass of rosé & a plate of something delicious.