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The English Rose (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

We believe this building is NO LONGER a pub

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Acorn - BlondeExceptional1
Black Hole - CyborgExcellent1
Dark Star - Old Ale (aka Old Chestnut)Excellent1
Derventio - GoldExcellent1
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - DaytripperGood1
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - PaleAcceptable1
Exe Valley - ALEienGood1
Flipside - Dark DenominationGood1
Houston - TexasExcellent1
Loddon - Ferryman's GoldGood1
Otley - O2 CroesoPoor1
RCH - PitchforkExcellent1
Tirril - E.V.P.AGood1
Upham - Winter's T'AleGood1
Vale - GravitasGood1
1648 - Lammas AleNot Tried0
1648 - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Arundel - Try LineNot Tried0
Bowman - Moo MooNot Tried0
Corvedale - Golden DaleNot Tried0
Daleside - PorterNot Tried0
Derventio - Summer SolsticeNot Tried0
Exe Valley - Spring BeerNot Tried0
Exmoor - DarkNot Tried0
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - StormstayNot Tried0
Hook Norton - HookyNot Tried0
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)Not Tried0
Otter - BitterNot Tried0
Ringwood - RazorbackNot Tried0
Robinsons - Citra Pale AleNot Tried0
Salopian - SpectrumNot Tried0
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Not Tried0
Tring - RevolutionNot Tried0
Wood's - WoodcutterNot Tried0
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Scrum DownNot Tried0
Picture 1. The English Rose, Luton, Bedfordshire
Picture 2. The English Rose, Luton, Bedfordshire

Visits Details

19 Nov 2014 (HSB)
13:10 Two other customers.
Upham - Winter's T'Ale4.50Good
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Bowman - Moo Moo4.30Not Tried
Daleside - Porter4.40Not Tried
03 Sep 2014 (HSB)
13:00 Swift visit before visiting my aunt. The Landlord was sitting in the garden with a couple of customers. I had the bar to myself.
Exe Valley - ALEien3.90GoodGreen beer. Space convention connection.
Tirril - E.V.P.A4.00Good
Otter - Bitter3.60Not Tried
Robinsons - Citra Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
22 Jul 2014 (HSB)
13:00 No one else in. Another customer came in after ten minutes.
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Daytripper4.20GoodLight and hoppy
1648 - Lammas Ale4.20Not Tried
Hook Norton - Hooky3.50Not Tried
Derventio - Summer Solstice4.00Not Tried
14 Apr 2014 (HSB)
14:40 Popped back in for a swift one.
Flipside - Dark Denomination4.00Good
14 Apr 2014 (HSB)
12:45 Quick visit for a beer before visiting a relative. Got chatting to Landlord and had a cellar tour.
Loddon - Ferryman's Gold4.40Good
1648 - Ruby Mild3.60Not Tried
Flipside - Dark Denomination4.00Not Tried
Hook Norton - Hooky3.50Not Tried
11 Mar 2014 (HSB)
12:45 Swift half before visiting a relative in a nearby care home. One other customer. Landlord showed me the clips for the beers waiting in the cellar. At least three breweries I had never heard of.
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Pale4.10AcceptableTasted OK but cloudy.
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)3.80Not Tried
Salopian - Spectrum4.20Not Tried
Arundel - Try Line4.30Not Tried
04 Feb 2014 (HSB)
12:20 Only customer.
Otley - O2 Croeso4.20PoorHazy and no condition
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)3.80Not Tried
Exmoor - Dark4.20Not Tried
Corvedale - Golden Dale4.20Not Tried
25 May 2013 (ChrisE)
Early Saturday evening, the bar was fairly quiet with just few youngsters playing pool and selecting awful music on the juke box. Thankfully they left and I was able to enjoy my pint in peace, and decide to stay for another one.
Derventio - Gold4.20Excellent
Black Hole - Cyborg5.50Excellent
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Stormstay5.00Not Tried
Tring - Revolution3.90Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
14 Oct 2011 (Magnus Greel)
Afternoon visit, peace and quiet usually offered by this pub spoiled by the presence of several young mothers with their children
Acorn - Blonde4.00ExceptionalPerfect pint of my favourite type of beer - light, hoppy, zesty and refreshing.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Wood's - Woodcutter4.20Not Tried
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Scrum Down4.30Not Tried
08 May 2009 (Rose)
Great atmosphere, friendly locals. Very busy.
RCH - Pitchfork4.30Excellent
Dark Star - Old Ale (aka Old Chestnut)4.00ExcellentFantastic dark beer, which didn't last long.
Houston - Texas4.30Excellent
Vale - Gravitas4.80Good
Exe Valley - Spring Beer4.30Not TriedThis beer ran out but was immediately changed for the Vale Gravitas.

About The English Rose

The pub sign. The English Rose, Luton, Bedfordshire

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 7PA.

A very friendly local in Old Bedford Road. Four handpumps. Described as a 'real pub' with modern facilities. Food is served only Tuesday to Saturday lunchtimes. Closed and converted to residential use.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 36 different beers and tried 15 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LU2 7PA