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The Globe Inn, Linslade - pub details

Globe Inn
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Address: Globe Lane, Stoke Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 2TA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 14673) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Leighton Buzzard (0.7 miles), Cheddington (5.2 miles)

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Ashwell Arms, Leighton Buzzard (0.6 miles), Stag, Leighton Buzzard (0.6 miles), White Horse, Leighton Buzzard (0.7 miles), Hunt Hotel, Linslade (0.7 miles), Black Horse, Leighton Buzzard (0.8 miles) - see more nearby pubs

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A great location on a particularly toothsome stretch of the Grand Union canal, this place serves food that is less impressive than the upstream Grand Union at Three Locks but at least avoids that establishment's tendency to overdo the muzak. Still, it's what was presumably once a traditional pub now gutted inside for the sake of (admittedly pleasant) colour schemes dictated by focus groups. Greene King ales offer the punter scant choice.
BoehmBawerk - 21 Oct 2012 14:30
Greene king pub with no guest ales any more all there pump clips have other brewery names on them but Greene king bought them and now brew them in there own brewery.
Great location on canal food average, staff friendly.
davidregis - 23 Jul 2012 20:28
This is an old pub in an idyllic setting alongside the canal, and has apparently been licensed premises since 1830 according to a short history of the pub chalked up on a blackboard. Unlike many pubs whose gardens run down to the water, this fronts on to the canal with just a narrow road separating the two. The "road" incidentally is the access to the pub - try and squeeze past another car and you'll end up in the water!

It's an attractive looking thatched building, and once inside the traditional look continues in the front bar with an old flagstone floor, plenty of black beams on the ceiling and wooden supports, an old leather sofa and various old black and white photographs dotted around. Beyond this though, it loses some of it's old charm. It's obviously had a refurbishment at some point, and with it's maroon paintwork, pastel wallpaper and contemporary artwork it reminds me more of a Premier Inn than an old canal side tavern. That's not to say there's anything wrong with it, it's all pleasant enough. It just doesn't have quite the character that it might.

Beyond the aforementioned main bar at the front, the pub extends a good deal further on with a mixture of small snugs and a large, open restaurant at the rear, although the only view from here is of the car park. Flooring elsewhere is a mixture of carpet and modern laminate and there were plenty of old oil lamps around with church candles burning away inside. Staff all seemed friendly enough, although I'm always slightly suspicious of pubs which have a selection of sponges available on the bar.

Besides the sponges, the food menu was extensive and was split in to sections such as sharing platters, steaks, classics, burgers and salads. There was also a chalkboard menu with a few specials on it. Most of the mains were around the 8/9 mark, and whilst this obviously isn't out of the way, I found it perhaps a little expensive for what I got. My Chicken Tikka Masala was pleasant enough, but didn't strike me as being significantly better than something I could have got elsewhere for half the price. I guess you're paying a premium for the location. That said, I was intrigued by the desert option of Sticky Toffee Pudding Cheesecake since it combined two of my favourite puddings in to one dish, and I wasn't disappointed!

Beers on tap were predominantly from Greene King with their IPA, Abbott Ale, Old Golden Hen and Hardy's and Hanson's Olde Trip. The only other beer option was their own Landlord's Choice. The solitary cider was Aspall's Suffolk.
Blackthorn - 22 Jun 2012 08:28
Went to Linslade this weekend, specifically for my sister's Golden Wedding Anniversary, but as the trip was something of a "Down Memory Lane" visit, we decided to visit the Globe for a meal on the Friday night.

Needless to say, everything in the area had changed so much. Gone was the old dirt track leading down to the canal and the pub, the quay well renovated with plenty of mooring facilities and a decent size car park. It is nearly 50 years since I last visited the place, so what did I expect?

On arrival the first impression what very heartening. The car park was about 60% full. Always a good sign. I had booked a table for 6 and on approaching the bar to order the first round of drinks, I was asked if I had booked a table and when I relied that I had and gave my name I was immediately informed that the table was ready. We left our drinks order at the bar and these were brought to the table very promptly. So far, all very impressive.

Since my last visit to the Globe, much of the old living quarters behind the bar area had been opened up to create a fairly large restaurant area. One criticism is the space between some of the tables. It would be awkward, if not annoying, to both the guests at one's own table and those occupying an adjacent table to leave for the toilets or 'a quick fag'.

The waiter was very friendly and welcoming and presented each one of us with a menu and placed a small menu board on the table with list a list of additional items. When the food arrived, without much delay, it was hot, well presented, and delicious. Four of us, of the six present, all love cooking, and although we are not "chef's de cuisine", we are by nature, very selective and critical. We could not fault the dishes served up of this occasion.

Both the wine and ales were chilled to perfection. The pub was hosting two guest ales, and these apparently, are changed on a regular basis. There are sometimes more than two guest ales but never less than two. Our selection of food consisted of Soup of the Day (parsnip), Mushroom with Garlic, Prawn Salad for the starters, and Gammon, Chicken and Roasted Mushroom Pie, Rump Steak, and Mushroom Rigatoni Paste for the main courses. The bill averaged out at 16 per head. For the first class hospitality, and excellent food, I considered this to be a very reasonable price.

We did learn that the previous chef was replaced by the present incumbent as the reputation of the pub, and it's business, hit rock bottom. This could account for some the rather negative reviews posted earlier. We're just thankful that my sister's wedding anniversary wasn't five years ago!

I would heartily recommend with venue with it's present staff, location, and although limited but well balanced menu, to anyone.

Tetoteller - 27 Nov 2011 15:57
Pleasant enough, but pricey. Loos could be freshened up.
grumpyoldman - 7 Jun 2011 12:46

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