Bricklayers Arms, Luton
Luton receives more than its fair share of criticism, so here we'll happily provide a reason to visit: The Bricklayers Arms. Tucked away on a nondescript street behind the station, it is not overtly remarkable from the outside, but clearly well maintained, and it is only upon entering that its merits become clear. It is a must-visit for real ale enthusiasts, with three rotating guest ales joining Beacon and Tiger from the Everards Brewery, while cider drinkers get to sup Stowford Press. The front room (containing the small bar) is simply decorated, with book shelves either side of the fireplace providing the main point of interest. There is a scattering of tables, or otherwise a couple of barrels on which to rest your pint. There is additional seating in the smaller back room which is especially useful when a Luton Town home game swells the crowds. Perhaps the one area where improvement could be made is in creating outdoor space from the large parking area at the rear. At present there are just a couple of tables at the side of the pub which don't get the best of the sun.
High Town Road, Luton, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 0DD
How to get there
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How to find the Bricklayers Arms pub
Take the station exit onto Midland Road. High Town Road is almost directly ahead, with the Bricklayers on the right hand side after less than 50 metres.