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The Old Sun, Dunstable

34 Sundon Road
Harlington
Postal town: Dunstable
LU5 6LS
Phone: 01525877330
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Old Sun

The Old Sun is a former 17th century private cottage that was turned into a pub in the 1780’s and was the original pub in the village of Harlington, before two more (of which the Carpenters Arms remains) were built in the mid 1800’s with the coming of the nearby railway.
Internally it is a half timbered construction with bare brick walls and an inglenook fireplace. As mentioned below it still retains a multi room format with several nooks and crannies to sit in.
The main central serving area supports four real ale hand pumps. There are three regular house ales ( TT Landlord, Adnams Best Bitter and ST Austell Tribute), and then a rotating guest. At the time of my visit this was one called Battering Ram, a dark seasonal brew from Robinsons. And as it was one I hadn’t come across before the landlord let me try it before buying, which is always a nice touch.
The beer was well kept and although I didn’t eat , there is a fairly extensive standard pub fare menu available.
It’s not the smartest pub and the furniture and floorings are lived in, but this all adds to the character. Possibly also due to the fact that it advertises itself as Dog and Child friendly, with biscuit and water bowls down in the central bar area for our canine friends and it won’t be to everyone’s taste that there was a local’s or the resident pub dog hurtling around the place interrogating anyone who was eating. Fortunately I wasn’t in the mood to mind, although I never have had so much attention before whilst eating pork scratchings.

On 11th November 2010 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Old Sun

Traditional village inn, thankfully retaining the original layout so you get an interesting collection of different-sized rooms and cosy corners. Four real ales on, including an excellent pint of the seasonal Camerons Fireside which was just right for a cold winter evening. Friendly and efficient staff too.

On 8th February 2010 - rating: 8
[User has posted 5808 recommendations about 5808 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Harlington (Beds), 0.32 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Flitwick, 3.55 miles, 1 hr 8 min walk (show)
Leagrave, 4.63 miles, 1 hr 29 min walk (show)
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19th Aug 2015, 12:03
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19th Aug 2015, 12:03
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - May & August - last updated 28 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Discount withdrawn - last updated 28 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 28 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 19:30 - last updated 28 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 28 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 28 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Occasional - last updated 28 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 28 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 28 June 2017 by ROB Camra
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