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The Black Horse, Luton

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23 Hastings Street
Luton
LU1 5BE
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Will Larter left this review about The Black Horse

I believe the pub has changed hands once or twice since the review below, which is five years old. Some redecoration has taken place, but the gents toilet has always been a bit off. There is still a decent selection of beers on the four hand pumps, which are placed on the short end of the bar and are almost invariably difficult to access because people tend to congregate there and occupy the bar stools. There are no regular beers: they are sourced from breweries all over the country and in my experience are always in good nick.

There is a beer festival here, usually in November, but the banner affixed to the gable end (see photo) has the dates of October 29th to November 1st, which would be Sunday to Wednesday, so I'm expecting this to be corrected any time soon!

On 24th September 2017 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Black Horse

An unassuming location in an iffy area, I walked in expecting cursory ales to find four interesting ones (Brakspear Oxford Gold, Cottage Golden Arrow, Jennings Soggy Bottom and Cross Bay Nightfall, though a criticism would be that they were samey, mid-range goldens) plus a real cider (Westons). The Jennings was decent but the Cross Bay was stunning. The jukey was playing some great tunes, from My Bloody Valentine to Led Zeppelin via Simple Minds and the Rolling Stones. The interior is L-shaped with a tiled wood floor. The decor looks fairly plain and, although newish, seems to have been done on a gnats chuff budget; a couple more homely touches required I think. A pool table is at the rear of the pub and the front part of the bar hosted a decent range of nationwide CAMRA mags. Another plus point was that the barmaid said hello and had a brief chat. The toilets needed a bit of tlc though.

Well-worth the walk out of the immediate town centre, I imagine this is a good one on a busy evening. A bit more effort on the smaller points and this could be a real breakout pub to compete with the English Rose and Bricklayers.

On 27th January 2012 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Mason
Luton, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Luton Airport Parkway, 1.34 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Leagrave, 3.19 miles, 1 hr 1 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Black Horse, Luton
24th Sep 2017, 11:21
Review submitted by Will Larter
 
24th Sep 2017, 10:51
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  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 24 September 2017 by Will Larter
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 September 2017 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 September 2017 by Will Larter
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 24 September 2017 by Will Larter
  • Darts : Yes last updated 24 September 2017 by Will Larter
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 24 September 2017 by Will Larter
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 24 September 2017 by Will Larter
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 24 September 2017 by Will Larter
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 24 September 2017 by Will Larter
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 24 September 2017 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 July 2013 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 24 September 2017 by Will Larter
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