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The Air Balloon, Horley

60 Brighton Road
Horley
RH6 7HE
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Fayre & Square (Spirit Pubs)

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Steve C left this review about Air Balloon

The Air Balloon is a Fayre and Square pub with a Wacky Warehouse soft play area at the rear. There are two outside seating areas full of picnic tables, one of which has a small climbing frame. Being a food led family orientated pub there is a large car park.

During my visit at 20:00 on a recent Saturday evening there were four or five families present so the pub wasn’t that busy. However, the kitchen seemed to be struggling because a couple of early twenty-something lads with basic education were remonstrating with the barman about the amount of time they had been waiting for food. I’m not sure what I found the most disappointing. Was it the fact that they had no qualms about using very foul language in front of passing children or that the parents of these other children didn’t even bat an eyelid?

The smell of deep fried food was overpowering and my half a pint of generic lager was a little tangy. Alongside the usual draught suspects was San Miguel and the two hand pumps were unused so no real ale. There was no background music and I didn’t spot any televisions, however there were some gaming machines.

This isn’t a place I will be revisiting whilst it is in its present guise because it is awful.

On 14th March 2015 - rating: 2
[User has posted 3586 recommendations about 3565 pubs]


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E TA left this review about Air Balloon

Situated on a large corner plot, the Air Balloon is a good sized building on the edge of a residential area, easily accessible and with lots of parking. Those are the good bits. The presence of a children's "fun factory" alerts the mature drinker to the dangers which lie ahead much the same way as Dante's "Abandon Hope...". The large bar smells of stale chip fat and stale child, the floor is sticky, the food is of no significant nutritional value and has no taste. Screaming infants, howling fishwives and a complete absence of decent beer make this, in my opinion, a pub well worth avoiding.

On 1st July 2011 - rating: 2
[User has posted 2532 recommendations about 2510 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Horley, 0.57 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Gatwick Airport, 1.55 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Salfords (Surrey), 2.25 miles, 43 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Air Balloon, Horley
24th Nov 2019, 20:54
Picture submitted by paulof horsham approved
 
24th Nov 2019, 20:54
Picture submitted by paulof horsham approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Steve C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Steve C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Steve C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 March 2015 by Steve C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Steve C
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 15 March 2015 by Steve C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 March 2015 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Steve C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 March 2015 by Steve C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Steve C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Steve C
  • Live Music : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Steve C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Steve C
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Steve C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Steve C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 February 2020 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 March 2015 by Steve C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 15 March 2015 by Steve C
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