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Air Balloon, Gloucester

Crickley Hill
Birdlip
Postal town: Gloucester
GL4 8JY
Phone: 01452862541
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Pub Type

Old English Inns (Greene King)

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Ian Mapp left this review about Air Balloon

Chef and Brewer Chain and packed solid at 12pm on a Bank Holiday Monday with families.

They managed to squeeze us in after some negotiation. Plus side, the staff are friendly.

Only Abbott Ale was available -everything else off. The food was good but not value for money.

A Functional 5.

Visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2wmuPWx

On 28th August 2018 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about Air Balloon

The infamous Air Balloon (infamous to drivers unfortunate enough to have to do battle with the ridiculous junction it occupies) ended up being an emergency stop after Desmond’s Mini Cooper conked-out after conquering the preceding hill. So a quick stop here to grab a few litres of water for the parched radiator (the friendly licensee offered to fill the vessel himself). Aimed at the (slowly) passing food trade, the exterior is pretty and well-described below. Three GK ales on; OSH, IPA Gold and a pretty decent Abbot. Didn’t stay long enough to make much note about the interior bar some low ceilings and undressed Cotswold Stone, but it was certainly pretty busy.

On 6th June 2014 - rating: 6
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Soup Dragon left this review about Air Balloon

An undressed stone Old English Inns chain pub and eatery, with a couple of beer gardens, patio and a kid's play area. It looks like a former farmouse, now at a major traffic island. Underwent a refurbishment in May 2010.

The interior is open plan and on a couple of levels. It is turned over mainly to dining, though there is a sofa area where there is a nice stone fireplace. The decor is a mix of undressed Cotswold stone, white, a bit of green and purple, along with ceiling and support beams. The walls mainly have arty pictures, though there are a few bits of fun ephemera, like the balloon light fixture - and the tables have candles. The place is very popular with families and a general mixed clientele, due to its location and one has to assume, its food - it didn't eat, so i can't comment on that. The service was fine, when you got it - as i say, it was actually too busy, so i just wanted to get out to be honest (not that the pub would be complaining!)

Beer; tap stuff with GK IPA, Abbots, Spekky Hen and GK LBW on handpull. The Spekky was fine.

I would be happy to stop here to eat, which really is its main target audience. Not really my kind of place just for a drink unless in the beer garden. I am not really a Greene King fan either.

On 5th October 2010 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Cheltenham Spa, 4.83 miles, 1 hr 33 min walk (show)
Gloucester, 7.74 miles, 2 hr 29 min walk (show)
Stroud (Glos), 9.86 miles, 3 hr 10 min walk (show)
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28th Aug 2018, 12:51
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28th Aug 2018, 11:37
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 07 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 07 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 07 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 07 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 June 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 07 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - The Cloud - last updated 07 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 10:30pm
Monday10am - 10pm
Tuesday10am - 10pm
Wednesday10am - 10pm
Thursday10am - 10pm
Friday10am - 11pm
Saturday10am - 11pm
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