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The Farmers Boy, Dunstable

216 Common Road
Kensworth
Postal town: Dunstable
LU6 2PJ
Phone: 01582872207
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Fuller's

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Reviews of The Farmers Boy (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Komakino . left this review about Farmer's Boy

Greatly described by Will below, this is a local's pub under the auspices of Fuller's, with their wares much on display (London Pride, HSB and Oliver's Island on the stumps, joined by Robinson's Trooper) with Golden Pride and Black Cab Stout in bottled form in the fridge. Semi-open plan despite a fireplace stack mid-room, there were an enthusiastic games of cribbage taking place either side of the fireplace stack during my visit, and combined with friendly service and great beer (my Oliver's Island was in top condition) means this is worth a drop-in if you're in the area.

On 16th January 2018 - rating: 6
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Will Larter left this review about Farmer's Boy

Much smarter inside than the fairly ordinary exterior seems to promise, this is a smart restaurant and village local. The former two roomed pub is now enlarged into one, with the second door from the lobby being blocked off to accommodate an extra table in the dining room. The original public bar is therefore relegated to a passage with tables and chairs for drinkers, and four hand pumps on the nearby stretch of bar. The bar continues into the former saloon, with a further four hand pumps there.

I'm told there used to be seven Fullers beers on here, but when I visited there were five, with guests from Lacon, Holts and Ossett. The Fullers range of Pride, Chiswick Bitter, ESB plus Gales HSB and Seafarer were supplemented by several more in bottles on the bar back, including the London Porter. The guest ales must change regularly, judging by the number of pump clips displayed on the walls.

The restaurant is strong on fish and shellfish, the lingering smell of which I found a little off-putting on entry, but to be fair it wasn't overpowering, and I settled down to enjoy my half of Chiswick before cycling to Dunstable. Anyone living more locally could do a lot worse than make this a destination pub for a session.

On 23rd March 2014 - rating: 7
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Adam Croft left this review about Farmer's Boy

Great selection of beers and food, and a good atmosphere. I hear the owners are looking to sell, which would be very unfortunate.

On 29th January 2009 - rating: 8
[User has posted 30 recommendations about 30 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Komakino .
Leagrave, 5.78 miles, 1 hr 51 min walk (show)
Luton Airport Parkway, 6.57 miles, 2 hr 6 min walk (show)
Luton, 6.66 miles, 2 hr 8 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Farmers Boy, Kensworth
9th Jun 2018, 00:03
Pub map correction submitted by Komakino . approved
 
9th Jun 2018, 00:03
Pub map correction submitted by Komakino .

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Darts : No last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : No last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 March 2014 by Will Larter
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 09 June 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Last Wed each month - last updated 23 March 2014 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 January 2018 by Komakino .
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