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The Fire Engine, Bristol

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188 Church Road
Redfield
Bristol
BS5 9HX
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Fire Engine

A long established pub on the up and coming Church Road strip, my recollection from my last visit several years ago is of quite a cosy old pub split in to several different rooms. Now though it’s all been opened out in to one room forming a slightly incomplete ‘O’ shape around the bar counter and is certainly not at all cosy, with a sports fixture list outside and a rather unpleasant smell from the loo’s assailing us as soon as we entered.

Décor wise it’s all rather brown, with painted wood panelling on the lower part of the walls and various types of lino on the floor, including some of which was a wood strip effect. Elsewhere was some cream paintwork and there were a number of pieces of artwork around, including a colourful one of the Suspension Bridge and a number of Banksy prints. Overall though I found it quite depressing, not helped my some of the clientele who have perhaps decamped from the recently closed Wetherspoon’s just down the road. There were also a number of TV screens dotted around, as well as several fruit machines, a darts board and so on.

Beers on tap were Courage Best and Butcombe Original, whilst a further pump appeared unused. Ciders meanwhile were a trio from Thatcher’s with their Gold, Haze and Dry. Overall, I was quite disappointed with this based on my previous visit, and will probably skip it next time I’m in the area.

On 8th February 2022 - rating: 4
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Fire Engine

The Fire Engine is a proper looking pub that is at the very top end of Church Road close to the road junction.
Once inside there is a large single room with the bar facing,there is a lino floor,there are normal tables and chairs to the front and three tall tables and chairs to the front left,there is a darts board to the front right.
Two TVs were showing the snooker,the rear area is up three steps.
There were two real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Courage Bitter,which was a decent enough drink,the other real ale was Charles Wells Fire Engine Bitter.
The pub opened at 11am prompt and was empty on my visit.

Pub visited 8/4/2017

On 18th June 2017 - rating: 6
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Lawrence Hill, 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Stapleton Road, 1.16 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Bristol Temple Meads, 1.85 miles, 35 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Fire Engine, Bristol
8th Feb 2022, 11:49
Review submitted by Blackthorn _ amended by Blackthorn _
 
19th Jun 2017, 14:06
Picture submitted by Alan Winfield approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes - External space rather than garden - last updated 05 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes - Spaces at rear separate from pay and display - last updated 05 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 05 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes - limited to lunch 12-2.30 and 4 on sundays - last updated 06 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 06 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 06 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 05 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 05 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 September 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 05 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 06 March 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - Free Pub WiFi from Arqiva - last updated 06 September 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
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