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Does seem to be a hangout for middle aged delinquents (bellowing along to 80s compilation albums). The ale is good though - so ok for a swift pint waiting on the next train
Snarling_Mallard - 30 Sep 2018 09:32
This was the better of the two pubs we visited in Ampthill. It's situated next to the rail station and you can sit in the garden watching the trains go by, if that's your thing. The resident Young's Bitter was supplemented by Marstons Pedigree & Wells Brewmance. There are a couple of rooms inside. One has a pool table. They could probably make more of the outdoor area, which is a bit scruffy. A fairly average pub overall.
blue_scrumpy - 9 Jul 2018 19:59
Not a particularly friendly place - populated with a few owlarse chavs with Cybil Fawlty laughs bragging about how many jags they own. Did have a decent pint here though - just didn't fancy staying in the place more than the time it took to scull it
Snarling_Mallard - 1 Apr 2018 23:47
Ales served through a sparkler! Our friends oop naath might enjoy having their beer massacred in this fashion, but there is NO excuse for it in Bedfordshire!
soodly - 27 Jul 2012 09:06
Beer in consistently good form but agree with other users that the welcome can seem a little frosty if you're not one of the five or six regular old duffers at the front bar. A decent 'town centre' location and I'm told the food is good. Good selection of music on the jukebox and a decent, if a little tatty, pub for a quiet drink on one's own. Nothing special, though.
the.inspector - 6 Sep 2011 17:07
Not too bad, reasonably priced and drinkable Eagle IPA, and as all the review say ideal for the station! (It actually backs onto the platform)

jfrebrycn - 30 Oct 2010 15:11
Average kind of bar and lounge set up. Only Eagle IPA on handpump, which was pretty insipid if just about drinkable. It's main selling point is it's handy for the station and that's about it. Staff & Punters seemed freindly enough though.
Snarling_Mallard - 31 Mar 2010 23:27
Average Charles Wells pub round the corner from Flitwick station. A handsome Victorian building houses separate front and back bars - rather a local ambience inside, and not necessarily in a good way. Has a beer garden which is rather spoilt by being yards from the train tracks with expresses rattling past. The Youngs was in reasonable form on my visit, although towards the end it seemed to have turned.
grecian - 5 Jul 2009 19:12
Walking past the front of the pub, I see that it is a Charles Wells house with an Eagle IPA handpump visible through the window. Finding the door at the side, I entered what turned out to be the lounge bar at the back which had another handpump - this time Youngs 'ordinary'. Asked for a pint of IPA. Barmaid responded: "do you want a pint of Youngs?" I said no thanks, but I wouldn't mind a pint of IPA like I just asked for. The Eagle turned out to be fairly indifferent, so perhaps I should have had the Youngs after all... Strange place, with a weird mix of background music, but very handy for Flitwick station.
rpadam - 11 Mar 2009 23:04
Food average, entertainment dead, staff take a while to notice you have been standing at the bar for 10 mins and as stated 7th june floor sticky.

Really needs to clean up it's act.

NOT worth the visit.

minesadoubleTa - 6 Aug 2006 16:18
This pub is great if you want to stick to the floor or drink beer from dirty pipes!

Don't bother with it, its disgusting!!
GlitzyBee - 7 Jun 2006 14:29

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