Is your local on the list? Picture: Pixabay / CAMRAIs your local on the list? Picture: Pixabay / CAMRA
Is your local on the list? Picture: Pixabay / CAMRA

CAMRA Good Beer Guide: The 8 best pubs in Luton and Dunstable named including Great Northern and Gary Cooper

Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) released its 51st edition of its Good Beer Guide this week

The guide has surveyed 4,500 of the best pubs across the UK and has revealed the top pubs in Luton and Dunstable.

This edition has 10 new entries for Bedfordshire – taking the county’s total up to 50 pubs. As well as covering 472 of the very best pubs across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, it keeps track of brewery numbers and notes a net loss of five breweries across the counties. One brewery has closed in Bedfordshire, according to the guide.

The story is the same across the UK, as although the Guide records 82 new breweries, 142 have closed. CAMRA Chairman Nik Antona said: “The last few years have been an incredibly difficult time for the industry, and we need more support than ever before to keep our nation’s pubs and breweries open and thriving. I’d encourage everyone to use this year’s Guide to visit the very best pubs and breweries across the UK and support them for generations to come.”

Here are the best pubs in the area according to CAMRA – in alphabetical order. For the book, click here.