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The Firkin Shed, Springbourne, Bournemouth

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279 Holdenhurst Road
Phone: 07719491971

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Firkin Shed

Excellent beer and cider micro-pub, with a small counter towards the back on the left-hand side. Everything is served on gravity, so no handpumps required, but this means that the full choice is not immediately obvious until you spot the 'menu' boards. Traditional furniture and as much mixed decor that can sensibly be fitted into the space. Only had time for a short stop, but enjoyed my quick pint of a red-rye beer and some friendly conversation.

On 16th April 2017 - rating: 8
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E TA left this review about Firkin Shed

A micropub in what was previously Blockbuster Video, the former shop has been decked out in timber and has a very welcoming atmosphere. The single bar has a corner taken out for the counter which isolates part of the bar. There is a tiny yard at the back for smokers, but drinks can’t be taken out there after 8pm. No hot food is available, but there is a small selection of pies and other cold snacks at a reasonable price. The landlord and landlady are incredibly friendly and welcoming, there is a real local feel and time slips away quickly here. There is minimal clutter on the walls, though there does seem to be a collection of stringed instruments hanging from the ceiling. There is a ban on mobile phone use. Six ales and 7 ciders on, I had pints each of Maverick chilli and ginger cider, Yeovil Mandolin Bitter and Vibrant’s Metropolis (the landlord told me this was his all-time favourite beer). All three were in perfect condition, and I wish I could have stayed for more. An excellent pub run by people who are passionate about their beer, and somewhere to which I shall most certainly return. A definite for a crawl.

On 14th October 2015 - rating: 9
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Vernon Masterman left this review about Firkin Shed

Pandora's Box when you walk through the door you will be faced with a decision to make which one of the six ales to choose from, only 2 occasions to date has there been a repeat beer. Even bigger decision if a cider drinker, only don't ask for a Lager its a NFL zone. The pipes do not get furred up there are none, straight from the barrel. There is no fear of falling over an infant running loose or being deafened by Muzak. If you don't end talking to someone in there I would most surprised . I am most fortunate as the bus stops close at hand where I would catch the bus in either direction to my 2 nearest JD Wethers, but that has all altered since the opening of the Firkin Shed. I pay a little bit more for my beer but boy it is worth it. 2 months have past since it opened and its becoming a homely local for those from afar. One last word don't expect luxury its a Shed and may it remain so, you go for beer and company which can not be faulted

On 18th May 2015 - rating: 10
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frank mclaughlin left this review about Firkin Shed

Cracking new(opened 20thFeb2015)micro pub, just 10min walk from Bournemouth rail station.6 ever-changing real ales on gravity(served straight from the cask)+many real ciders+locally produced sausage rolls, pies&pasties.A true pub where conversation rules(£1 fine given to air ambulance charity for mobile use/swearing).30p off a pint upon presentation of current CAMRA card!Note-no drinking/smoking@front of pub.Also note closed Mon&open 12-4pm only on Sun&very busy Fri&Sat nights-only 60 drinkers allowed in due to fire regs.Very friendly licensee&his family run this great little boozer.The best thing to happen to the Bournemouth pub scene for many years!Go there-don't miss out!!(Note,CricketersArms nearby worth a visit-3 real ales)

On 9th March 2015 - rating: 10
[User has posted 2 recommendations about 2 pubs]