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The Engine & Tender

11 Dunstable Street
Ampthill
Postal town: Bedford
MK45 2NJ
Phone: 01525403319
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Andrew Berridge left this review about The Engine & Tender

A very popular little boozer with fixed seating, patterned carpet, a fruit machine, jukebox and history on the walls. And by history on the walls I am referring to old photographs and drawings of Ampthill, not the retro wallpaper - but that in itself is a great addition to this pub. I'm not sure why the reviewer below feels that something 'dated' should result in the deduction of points. Any pub clinging on to various traditional aspects should be praised in this day and age. Far better than lacking any form of character by having plain white-washed walls etc. Overall a brilliant establishment.

On 7th December 2017 - rating: 9
[User has posted 2 recommendations about 2 pubs]


Komakino . left this review about The Engine & Tender

This has the air of a small, out of town boozer (which it is), unfortunately commandeered by the Bury St Edmunds crew. A broad palate of GK IPA, Abbot Ale, OSH and OGH (£1.90 a half for the latter) doesn't set the world on fire, but compared to the nearby Ossory Arms, this is cosier. A former two-roomer if a central fireplace stack is anything to go by, this has an entrance-facing bar with a faux quarry stoned bar apron, patterned carpet elsewhere and small 'lean-to' type area to the far right with access to a small garden. No frills, and 90s-style wallpaper seems a little dated, but it was busy and although this doesn't beat the nearby Albion, it serves a decent function.

On 30th July 2017 - rating: 3
[User has posted 684 recommendations about 683 pubs]

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Latest updates View all updates for The Engine & Tender, Ampthill
7th Dec 2017, 09:08
Picture submitted by Andrew Berridge approved
 
7th Dec 2017, 01:21
Review submitted by Andrew Berridge amended by Andrew Berridge

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 31 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 31 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 31 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 31 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 31 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 30 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 31 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes - Lunchtime only - last updated 31 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 30 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 31 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 30 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 30 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 31 July 2017 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 31 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 31 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 31 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : No last updated 30 July 2017 by Komakino .
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