Horse & Groom

Horse & Groom


0.5 miles
15 High Street, Clapham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 6EQ

A modern makeover has given a new lease of life to this old coaching inn. The Horse & Groom is a relaxed and welcoming country pub, where you’ll feel right at home as soon as you step in off Clapham’s High Street.

The main dining area – once the old external coach house – is a sight to behold. Dramatically high ceilings featuring exposed beams and brickwork provide an apt setting for the elegant food served. Our starters set the tone for the rest of the meal. Cock-a-leekie and smoked Cheddar tart served with an endive salad and mustard dressing, and sweetcorn and chive fritters, which came with a poached hen’s egg, both proved to be packed full of fresh flavour and left us looking forward to the main event.

I opted for a steak main course. Diners have the choice of sirloin, fillet or rib-eye and, on our waitress’ recommendation, I plumped for the rib-eye and was not disappointed. The meat was perfectly chargrilled on the outside and deliciously rosy pink when I sliced into it – just the medium-rare I had asked for – and it simply melted in the mouth. My dining partner sampled spit-roasted chicken seasoned and basted in garlic, lemon zest and thyme, making for a juicy and delicious dish. Dessert was to satisfy my chocolate craving. The chocolate delice comprised three squares of intense chocolate on a brownie base, served on a slate with Chantilly cream and raspberry sorbet – simply divine.

+2Horse & Groom
Opening Hours:
Food Served Times:
Mon:noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9:30pm
Tues:noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9:30pm
Weds:noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9:30pm
Thurs:noon-2.30pm, 6pm-9:30pm

Similar restaurants nearby


Recommend a Restaurant

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 14:07 -- Administrator

We are always on the lookout for excellent eateries to feature on our website, our app and in our printed guides. If you think you know a restaurant that we really should review then tell us about it here.

Enter the postcode below to look up the restaurant address. If you don’t know the postcode just enter the address manually

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

We found several matches for places called "". Which one were you looking for?