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The Victoria, Dunstable

69 West Street
Dunstable
LU6 1ST
Phone: 01582662682
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Malden man left this review about The Victoria

Just off the main A5 drag through town this is a characterful popular pub which is partially hidden by trees so easy to miss if you are not familiar. Inside there is a fairly small L-shaped part boarded/part carpeted space with the bar along the side wall. The front shorter area sports a dartboard and a case of trophies fully along the upper wall above the seating opposite the bar suggests some kind of excellence in something, be it darts or the other pub's activities of golf, football and cricket. We were in around 7pm on a Saturday and the pub was rammed, standing room only, many punters watching some golf nonsense on the TVs. There is an overspill room in the garden to the rear.
Beers were Tring Victoria Ale, probably a rebadge, Pheasantry BB, Upham Furlong plus SN Spitfire. Filled rolls advertised for £1.50. A poster lists the next beers due.
This is clearly a proper community local, various weekly themes including Darts, Dominoes, Cribbage, a golf society, greyhound syndicate, quiz and a bonus ball game. There is also a small pub dog which appeared briefly to inspect everyone then went back behind the bar. A framed photo on the side wall shows a greyhound in full flight.
A lovely and delightful looking pub with good beer, deservedly busy.

On 3rd October 2016 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The Victoria

This is a small terraced pub with lots of external posters advertising various footbore matches. Happily on a Thursday lunchtime there was nothing being shown. Inside it's a small single room with a dart board immediately to the left then the bar. This had four hand pumps with a house beer called Victoria Ale by Tring Brewery, Reedley Hollows Old Laund, Adnam's Broadside and Black Paw Dark Seam. I went for the Dark Seam (£3.20) which was a superb porter style of beer.
The current owners are selling up and retiring after 19 years so it is hoped that they can find the right buyer for this nice little pub.
It's GBG 2015 listed.

On 10th April 2015 - rating: 7
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train man left this review about The Victoria

Tring ‘Victoria Ale' (permanent offering, can't remember which Tring beer is re-badged), Northumberland Summer Gold, Holden's Golden Glow, and Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted, the latter was this week's special at £2.50, Tring £2.70. Single-roomed L-shape pub, wood tables, oddly-covered banquettes (shiny fabric?), leatherette wood stools, but it all somehow works – a great local atmosphere noticeable from the moment you enter, friendly welcome at the bar, and the board above indicates a community pub with mention of darts/doms/golf society/greyhound syndicate/cricket/bowling, a real hub, and high cabinet opp bar displays lots of trophies. The dartboard is in the front area, quite tight to a r/h wall, so left-handers may struggle! Plasma on rear wall of bar area (dk about Sky), then outside rear area is wooden fenced, small-block paving, with surrounding potted shrubs & flowers, a big shed beyond (to house the 4 ‘fests per year?), also a bricked/wood-roofed bbq corner. Picnic set with jumbrella, meshed garden chairs at round table, heatlamps. Very good, don't miss this one if in Dunstable.

On 16th July 2009 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Malden man
Leagrave, 4.08 miles, 1 hr 18 min walk (show)
Luton, 4.97 miles, 1 hr 35 min walk (show)
Harlington (Beds), 6.67 miles, 2 hr 8 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Victoria, Dunstable
3rd Oct 2016, 08:07
Review submitted by Malden man amended by Malden man
 
2nd Oct 2016, 15:10
Review submitted by Malden man amended by Malden man

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - January - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes - Lunchtime Only. - last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : No last updated 10 April 2015 by Aqualung .
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