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The Albion, Ampthill - pub details

Address: 36 Dunstable Street, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, MK45 2JT [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 41476) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Flitwick (1.7 miles), Millbrook - Bedfordshire (2.6 miles), Lidlington (3.2 miles)

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This is the first entry you will find in the Good Beer Guide and it's a worthy place to start. Of 11 Bedfordshire pubs visited yesterday, this was by far the best. It's been almost 9 years since I was last in Ampthill. But I'm fairly certain this must be the best pub in town. Whilst run by Everard's, only their Tiger is on offer. There are 3 ales from Banks & Taylor - Dragon Slayer, Shefford Bitter & Golden Fox. 8 guests were Lincoln Green Robin Hood, Milton Medusa, Shefford Plum Mild, Milestone Centenary Ale & Raspberry Craft Beer, Dow Bridge Summer Light, Wadworth Studs Up & Shardlow Chancellor's Revenge. Ciders were Weston's Old Rosie & Family Reserve, with Knight's Malvern Gold being a guest. The inside has a fairly old fashioned feel with suitable vintage music. In addition to the main bar area, there is a smaller room at the rear. Each table had a bowl of complimentary snacks. There were other tempting items on the bar. Well worth a visit.
blue_scrumpy - 9 Jul 2018 19:51
Have passed this place enough times so felt it was finally time to check it out.

Feels like a proper community pub, which is a rarity these days.

Decent beer selection. I'm never bothered by Banks & Taylor ales but plenty of others to choose from. My pint from Manchester's Blackjack microbrewery was £3.30 and well kept.
duchyjim - 10 Apr 2017 14:28
Beer quality of late seems to have gone downhill. Went in earlier this week and had four different pints, all of which were lacking. This isn't the only time this has been the case just recently. Also, why are they charging 30-40p more for beers than their sister pub The Welling ton in Bedford?
littledrummerboy - 10 Apr 2016 09:02
An excellent local in the diverting Georgian town of Ampthill, its winningest feature is the 'bats' which allow you to try a third of a pint of each of the ales on tap - usually 12 in all. The selection was also also excellent with a range from local outfit Banks and Taylor prominent as well as the Oxfordshire Brewery's Marshmellow. Good beer paraphernalia and literature too - including a CAMRA guide to Prague and the Czech Republic.
BoehmBawerk - 31 Aug 2014 13:52
This pub serves the best quality and range of beer that I have ever experienced – if only all landlords supplied such service, no pub would need to close for lack of custom. The Albion is co-owned by Everards and Banks &Taylor – two great breweries. It’s not a huge pub, it’s not a food pub (but who cares?), parking is best managed some way off, but the beer is fantastic, the manager excellent and the staff friendly and knowledgeable. Little doubt that this is the best pub in the County.
TripleT - 12 Aug 2013 16:10

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