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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Long time licensee Stan retired at the end of 2016 and has not been replaced by Enterprise Inns.

The English Rose, Luton

46 Old Bedford Road
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Quinno _ left this review about The English Rose

For sale at a million with planning permission -

January 2012
Not too far from the station, this is a tidy little ale house with four good ones available on my visit (Otter Bitter, Otley O3 Boss, Leeds New Moon and Coach House Postlethwaites) plus Boxing Dog cider; my Otter was good and the Leeds New Moon superb. Plenty of CAMRA gumpf available for you to peruse as this seemed to be a quiet pub with no TV on, though there was an unused pool table. Perhaps there was a little atmosphere lacking though to be fair it was half five on a weekday afternoon. The CAMRA connection continues with a sign informing you that the pub helps out with the local beer festival by storing casks for the event. The interior is a mid 90’s refurb job and is fairly homely and certainly clean. The ditzy but friendly barmaid was good entertainment and the locals seemed friendly enough. This one is worth getting off the train for. Rated 8

On 1st February 2019 - rating: 8
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Steve of N21 left this review about The English Rose

Traditional small locals corner pub round the back of Luton Central train station and a 5 minute walk from the town centre. As described below, now a single room pub with a pool table dominating the left hand side and the right having a collection of wooden tables and chairs with the small L shaped bar in the far corner.
One of the better Real Ale pubs in Luton and there are usually four ales on from regional and micro breweries. My most recent visit last week coincided with their Xmas Beer festival and on was Salopian Firkin Freezin, Hadrian & Border Yule Fuel, TSA Turkey Stuffing and a cider from Westons.
The hand pumps are on the furthest smaller section of the bar which means they are usually obscured by vertical drinking locals. But in my experience they tend to be a friendly bunch and will happily move out your way so that you can get to the bar.
So, in conclusion, a solid back street local which usually has decent ales on and is very handy for a quick one if picking up or dropping off at the nearby station.

On 26th December 2010 - rating: 7
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stephen callaghan left this review about The English Rose

friendly real ale local more like a village pub considering its only 5 mins walk to the town centre. Probably the best town pub beer garden in luton exceptionally well kept ales, well worth the effort to visit.

On 23rd June 2010 - rating: 9
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