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The Globe, Luton

26 Union Street
Luton
LU1 3AN
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Globe

This traditional back street boozer is only a short walk from Luton’s main shopping area, but despite this, it is hidden away well enough that only those in the know are likely to find their way out here. I arrived on a midweek evening to find the front door locked and was starting to think the place had closed up early, when the landlady appeared, unlocked the door, let me in and locked it again behind me. Amazingly, the pub was pretty much as full as it could be under the Covid restrictions in place at the time, with plenty of old boys occupying all but one of the tables. The pub has a bare boarded, U-shape interior, with the servery directly opposite upon entering and seating around the perimeter. This mostly came in the form of long, button backed banquettes serving quite large tales with heavy duty tops and a few low stools in support. The walls are half panelled, the windows are almost all latticed and the décor majors on pub staples such as mirrors and old paintings, all coming together to give the place a traditional feel and an ambiguous sense of time – it could have as easily been 1991 as 2021 as I sat in here checking the place out. The bar has a tongue and groove panelled counter front under a nice chunky canopy, from which the rather ugly, and hopefully temporary, Covid screens had been suspended, and a simple mirrored bar back. There were at least two TV screens mounted on the walls around the room, one of which was showing a live Euro 2020 fixture with the commentary very much audible. Tucked away in the rear left corner, hidden a little by the end of the servery, there is a dartboard and opposite this there are some pretty unattractive looking slot machines.
There was just the one cask ale on handpull when I arrived, although in a bizarre twist, the landlady couldn’t tell me what it was, as someone had changed the barrel without making a note or telling anyone else what they had put on! One of the old boys assured me he’d been enjoying it all evening, so I took the plunge and was served up a mystery pint of bitter that was in good nick but a little lacking in flavour.
Putting this somewhat farcical situation aside, I really liked this place, which seemed like a nice spot to come and unwind over a pint or two of indeterminate ale. Definitely more of a place for the traditionalist than those seeking something more contemporary, it’s nice to see a back street boozer like this doing a good trade and I’d consider a return visit the next time I’m in town.

On 18th August 2021 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Globe

A positive oasis within the surrounding area. A corner local with three ales - GK IPA, Deuchars IPA and Hobgoblin – available on my visit. The barmaid pulled through the Deuchars so a point there, though the resultant half wasn’t great even though its condition seemed fine. Three quid a pint. The interior is horseshoe shaped with fake claret velvet upholstered stools and banquettes and stripped wood floor. Luton Town literature available, must be a footy pub. Also looks to host local sports teams with some trophies on display. Big TV switched off, though future football matches were advertised. Clientele were fairly mixed and well behaved. Whilst it isn't a destination pub, it is tidy enough and serves a useful function.

On 27th January 2012 - rating: 5
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Will Larter left this review about The Globe

A street corner local just off Luton's inner ring road, with three hand pumps. When I was here these were serving Caledonian Deuchers, Greene King IPA and Gem from Bath Ales. I had the latter, which was not exactly in tip-top condition but drinkable. This is quite a small pub but the internal walls have been removed to make one reasonable-sized room with a longish bar at the back. There is quite smart wood panelling and the bare floorboards seem to be quite recent. There's a back yard with benches. A large screen TV was showing the European champions league football when I entered, but when it switched to an Italian game the commentary was turned off and we got Heart FM instead.

On 6th April 2011 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Luton, 0.83 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Luton Airport Parkway, 1.04 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Leagrave, 3.37 miles, 1 hr 5 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Globe, Luton
18th Aug 2021, 16:54
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
10th Apr 2012, 14:22
Picture submitted by john mcgraw approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
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  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 18 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
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  • Car Park : Yes last updated 18 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 18 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 18 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : No last updated 18 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 18 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 18 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 April 2011 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 18 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 18 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 August 2021 by Pub SignMan
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