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The Brewery Tap

22 Park Street
Luton
LU1 3ET
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Roger Button left this review about The Brewery Tap

Situated at the edge of the town centre, this old worldish pub has been known to have been licenced since 1894 although the building appears to be a great deal older. It was originally 2 separate buildings until a fatal fire in 1979 in the neighbouring bookshop. The pub was closed for 2 years whilst the 2 premises were merged into what we have today. The Brewery if the pubs name was the Phoenix Brewery situated on the other side of the road, a forerunner of Flowers who were eventually swallowed up Whitbread. Today the Brewery Tap is owned by Greene King.

The interior does have a certain degree of charm with plenty of low beams, stone flooring and exposed brickwork although it is clear the bulding has been much altered. The front section is sunken with the main bar up a few steps in the central body of the pub. There were a couple of TV’s showing the lunchtime football (with sound) and at the rear is a decent patio garden with a marquee. It wasn’t very busy but I didn’t get the impression of it being unwelcoming in any way.

The range of ales was at the better end of the Greene King spectrum with the ubiquitous IPA joined by St Edmunds Ale, 1799 Porter and the Halloween seasonal Howell At The Moon. Food was basic but good value at around £5-£6 for main courses. A Thursday curry club was also advertised and Students/OAP’s also receive a 20% discount at certain times.

Luton isn’t reknowned for its quality pubs and this wasn’t one that I had initially bookmarked for a visit but as a lucky dip I was pleasantly surprised enough to include it on a future visit.

On 12th November 2012 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about The Brewery Tap

A Greene King pub near the University of Bedfordshire just outside Luton's pedestrianised town centre, the Brewery Tap is an old building that has had all its internal walls taken out. This leaves a number of brick pillars - some painted red - and a number of beams - some seemingly original, the majority simply modern RSJs covered with wood. There are four hand pumps, three serving GK beers (IPA, Old Trip and Sorcerer when I was here), plus a guest. I had the guest, Thwaites Wainwright, which was OK but not really to my taste.

There are leather arm chairs and sofas in the slightly lower level where the TV screens are, elsewhere the plain wooden tables have leather easy chairs. The pub goes back quite a long way, and the beer garden is also surprisingly large. It was pretty quiet here on a late Tuesday evening when I was here, most of the other drinkers being local students.

On 30th March 2011 - rating: 5
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16th Nov 2012, 16:43
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16th Nov 2012, 16:43
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter

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