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The Air Balloon, Filton, Bristol

Pub added by Jonathan Wilde
115 Gloucester Road
Bristol
BS34 7PY
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Pub Type

Flaming Grill (Spirit Pubs)

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Reviews of The Air Balloon (Average Rating: 5 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

E TA left this review about The Air Balloon

Previously The Mill, this large modern pub was built on the site of an earlier establishment, The Old Anchor. There is a large car park, tight to turn into if you're going too fast off the nearby roundabout. There is also an outside raised seating terrace from which smokers can look down on the traffic and the retail estate, opposite. The main door in is easy to find – as you approach, the density of fag ends and chewing gum on the ground increases. It's a Flaming Grill pub, and not one of their best. The single large room inside is convoluted and has a long servery at one side. There are gaming machines and a large TV screen on the wall showing live sports. A children's play area seems to be the main focus, and there were indeed a lot of small children running around uncontrolled. The food looked and smelled awful. There were 3 ales on draft, all from Greene King. I had a pint of London Glory which was bland and a bit of a chore to finish. If your expectations of this place are over-inflated, you will be let down.

On 4th April 2018 - rating: 5
[User has posted 2173 recommendations about 2157 pubs]


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Jonathan Wilde left this review about The Air Balloon

Will be closed for a refurbishment from 29th October till 17th November.

On 24th October 2017 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 339 recommendations about 320 pubs]


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ROB Camra left this review about The Air Balloon

Now a Flaming Grill pub. One area is very child friendly. The other areas are more adult orientated. Offers a 10% discount on real ale for CAMRA members.

On 30th September 2014 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 2574 recommendations about 2510 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Filton Abbey Wood, 1.03 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Bristol Parkway, 1.88 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Patchway, 1.91 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Air Balloon, Bristol
4th Apr 2018, 06:52
Review submitted by E TA
 
24th Oct 2017, 18:46
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 18 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 14 February 2018 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 07 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 14 February 2018 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 14 February 2018 by E TA
  • Live Music : Yes - Last Friday of every month. - last updated 01 July 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 01 December 2017 by hondo .
  • Quiz Night : Yes - 1st Sunday every month - last updated 07 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 30 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes - The Cloud - last updated 07 September 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
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Last inspected: December 11th 2017
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