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The Globe, Dunstable

43 Winfield Street
Dunstable
LU6 1LS
Phone: 01582512300
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Will Larter left this review about The Globe

My first visit for several years, and despite having been forewarned that the pub is quieter than it was, it still came as a bit of a shock to find only a dozen people in at 6pm on a night when Luton Town had a home game - it used to be three or four times as many. OK, it was a miserable wet evening of heavy drizzle, but the presence of only four beers and a cider on the bar which used to have eight or 10 seems to suggest that this is the normal state of affairs. Banks & Taylor, who own the pub, have contracted out their brewing to 3 Brewers of St Albans, but in fact no B&T beers were on the bar, local Tring and Vale beers being joined by Milestone and Butcome from further afield. My pint of Tring Ridgeway and half of Vale Gravitas were both in very good condition - the Tring bordering excellent - but only four other people in the pub were also drinking real ale, most being on lager and (keg) cider. My review of 2014 makes it clear how enthusiastic I was then, and though the beer is still well kept, it feels like the stuffing has been knocked out of this pub. As well as the friend whose 2013 death I mentioned in that review, three others I knew who used to drink here have also died, and no doubt there are more I didn't know. It was good to be here again, but my visit was tinged with sadness.

On 24th March 2022 - rating: 8
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Globe

Corner pub in the backstreets of Dunstable. This is a good, traditional alehouse with plenty of character, along with a friendly barmaid and some chatty customers.

It has an L-shaped interior. I sat just to the side of the entrance in one quiet corner of the pub.

The ale range has gone downhill if anything since the last review. Just 3 handpulls were clipped - Shefford Dunstable Giant, Brains The Rev James & Lister's American Pale Ale. Another handpull was dispensing Thistly Cross Whisky Cask cider, which I chose.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed the atmosphere of this pub and it is certainly the kind of place that I prefer frequenting. The lack of ales on this occasion has prevented me scoring any higher.

On 29th September 2021 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Globe

I made a post-work, midweek trip out to Dunstable specifically to check out this pub after it made it into the Top 50 pubs as voted for by Pubs Galore forum users a couple of years ago, so hopes were high, despite the potential for the ongoing pandemic restrictions to spoil the pub-going experience. Thankfully, such fears were unfounded as I found a classic back street ale house in full operation, although perhaps the modest turnout reflected on wider problems caused by the pandemic. The pub has a simple two room interior, with most of the action taking place in the much larger main bar area to the front and left. The room would no doubt have been formed into two or three separate rooms in the past but has now been opened out into a long space with the servery along the right-hand wall, close to the entrance. The bar has a traditional dark wood counter front and a matching bar back adorned with various odds and ends accumulated over the years, whilst the canopy and various high shelves around the room have been lined with an extensive beer bottle collection with various pump clips also affixed along its length. The pub has a nice Banks & Taylor branded pub sign and matching etched glass windows, but I didn’t see this branding extend inside the pub, so I’m not sure if the link with the brewery is still in place. To the right of the entrance there is a small seating area with some basic seating options around a nice fireplace on the end wall. The room is bare boarded and has half panelled walls with low stool seating to the front and opposite the bar and standard tables and chairs further back past the end of the bar counter. In the rear left corner, a couple of leather sofas round out the seating options, each serving two small upturned barrels that have been made into tables. The walls have been decorated with the usual breweriana, mirrors, posters, paintings and the like, typical of such a back street boozer, whilst a small bookcase stands at one end of the bar and has been stuffed full of old Good Beer Guides and other such appropriate pub reading materials. To the rear right, a door leads through to a side room which was closed on this visit, but had a couple of blackboards on the wall, with scores written on them in scruffy chalk handwriting, suggesting that dartboards might normally be hung here, although the room was now being used to store some excess furniture. An upright piano can be found in the rear right corner and a back door leads out to a concrete floored garden that boasted plenty of greenery and the usual garden furniture.
The long run of handpulls included a great many that were unclipped, but four ales and one real cider were still available, with the ale options comprising Brains rev James, Skinners Kickov, Shefford Dunstable Giant and Vale Black Beauty. I ordered a pint of the latter from the friendly barmaid and received a luscious pint of porter that slipped down very nicely and underlined the pub’s credentials as a real ale destination.
I really liked this place, which I found to be a homely, welcoming little pub with some interesting and excellently kept beer. Despite not quite finding the place fully back up to speed, there was plenty here to suggest that this is the ‘go-to’ place in Dunstable for cask ale drinkers and somewhere I would be more than happy to return to for an extended session.

On 17th August 2021 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Malden man
Leagrave, 4.29 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
Luton, 5.17 miles, 1 hr 39 min walk (show)
Harlington (Beds), 6.45 miles, 2 hr 4 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Globe, Dunstable
24th Mar 2022, 12:50
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter
 
24th Mar 2022, 12:49
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 17 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 February 2019 by Gill Smith
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 18 February 2019 by Gill Smith
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 18 February 2019 by Gill Smith
  • Hot Food : No last updated 17 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Karaoke : No last updated 17 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 18 February 2019 by Gill Smith
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 February 2019 by Gill Smith
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 February 2019 by Gill Smith
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