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The Globe, Dunstable Town Centre, Dunstable

43 Winfield Street
Phone: 01582512300
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Malden man left this review about The Globe

A rather unprepossessing looking place on approaching, situated on a backstreet corner and with the pub sign missing from its bracket although the Banks and Taylor signage give some clue as to what lies within.
Once inside there is an elongated L-shaped space with boarded flooring, a partially deep red ceiling, wainscoted walls and a front wood burning stove set in an old fireplace. The bar is in the front corner, stretching along to the side. At first you see three pumps but several more are to be found along the side offering an exceptional range. Yesterday found Everard's Tiger, Rockhopper Pale, from B&T there were Little Sheff, Black Squirrel, Shefford Bitter and Shefford Pale Ale, additionally Evan Evans Jester, Batemans XXXB, Bude Summerleaze Golden Ale, something called Blazing Saddles, couldn't read the brewery plus a couple more I didn't record as well as a perry from Cornish Orchards and a cider. Milton Cyclops had appeared when we returned for a last one before the journey home. A very good line up indeed and most beers enjoyed by our group of four. One turned up vinegary but was changed without any fuss or question, always a good sign.
The bar has a huge number of CAMRA awards displayed above the gantry and throughout the pub high shelves display beer bottles and hundreds of pump clips. Shelves contain beer related books including various editions of the GBG.
There is a bit of a beaten up sofa down the far end but generally seating is traditional with cushioned benches and chairs at tables for four with some larger reclaimed dining tables too. Decor includes plenty of breweriana such as mirrors and old brewery advertisements, Fremlins, Bass, Greenalls amongst others. A shelf has a range of trophies with ironically placed clips beneath for the likes of Fosters, Guinness Extra Cold, John Smith's Smooth and more.
There is a usable dartboard right at the far end beyond a recessed area which may be a storage space or may be part of the pub, unsure on that one. An outdoor area to the rear remains unvisited. The gents' facilities have framed short jokey phrases and ditties above the urinals.
Easily the best of the pubs we visited in Dunstable and certainly deserving of the title "Destination Pub", do not miss this one if in town.

On 2nd October 2016 - rating: 9
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Will Larter left this review about The Globe

Impossible to fault this excellent pub with its great atmosphere, friendly service and stupendous beer selection. The décor is not the smartest, but it's in keeping with the informal feel of the place. There's ordinary pub furniture, supplemented by a slightly battered leather sofa and a few upturned barrels, bare floorboards and plenty of breweriana on the walls - I noted a Batemans map, a Wethered's mirror and a Simonds tin sign - and there's a huge collection of beer bottles on a high shelf that seems to run endlessly round the whole pub, and more used pump clips than you could count. The Banks & Taylor beers are on the short side of the bar which is the first thing you see on entering, the guest ales being spread along the longer side. B&T Shefford Bitter is just £2.80 a pint and there are filled rolls available for just £1. A good friend of mine died last year and we held his wake in the Globe - a fitting send off that he would have heartily approved.

On 23rd March 2014 - rating: 10
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train man left this review about The Globe

B&T Shefford Bitter, Dragonslayer, Midsummer Ale, Two Brewers Bitter, Edwin Taylor's Extra Stout, plus ‘Shefford Brewery' (still B&T) Dark Mild & Dunstable Giant, also Hooky Bitter, Everards Tiger, Whitstable Native, Summerskills IKB 1859, Old Rosie, Herefordshire Perry. Good number of beers but, as with Bedford's Wellington (with which a direct comparison may be made), not really much of great excitement from beyond the B&T stable. Long L-shaped pub and bar, a sort of open snug to the rt of entrance, nice cushioned free-standing settles & matching chairs, more settles opp bar, tables, stools & some barstools (seated regulars moved to allow view of pumpclips). Nice old dark boards throughout, and a high shelf winds around the whole sporting bottles and old pumpclips, walls carry some breweriana, nice pictures, mirrors, half-glass partition doors separate the rear of the pub from the bar area, and it is here that the dartboard has its own space, and a rare decent sized chalkboard. Outside to a small enlcosed concrete area, prettified by hanging baskets, some planted tubs, and a small lean-to with climbers growing on trellis side. Not busy Mon eve, but good banter and atmosphere around the bar and the young barman greeted us on arrival & was a pleasant lad, offering me a taster of a just-changed barrel while I was pondering. Yes it's good, but some micro offerings might better justify the journey over.

On 16th July 2009 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Mark Castro-Garcia
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Latest updates View all updates for The Globe, Dunstable
2nd Oct 2016, 13:16
Review submitted by Malden man amended by Malden man
2nd Oct 2016, 12:49
Review submitted by Malden man

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
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  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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