Raise your glasses to the seven pubs in Luton and Dunstable which have been voted among the best real ale hostelries in the UK.
They are included in the latest edition of the real ale enthusiast’s ‘bible’ – the Good Beer Guide 2014.
From country inns to urban-style bars and backstreet boozers, all of the 4,500 pubs in the book have been selected and reviewed by the Campaign For Real Ale’s 155,000 members.
Among the Luton pubs featured in the definitive guide to finding the perfect pint is the Bricklayers Arms in High Town Road, which is popular with Luton Town FC fans and has been run by the same landlady, Alison Taylor, for the past 26 years.
Other Luton pubs in the book are the London Hatter, Park Street, which is part of the JD Wetherspoon chain; the English Rose, Old Bedford Road; and the Wigmore Arms, Wigmore Lane.
Dunstable’s representatives are the Globe, Winfield Street; the Pheasant, West Street; and the Victoria, also West Street.
Village pubs in Toddington, Harlington, Kensworth, Studham, Whipsnade and Totternhoe are also in the latest guide.