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The Air Balloon, Filton, Bristol

Pub added by Jonathan Wilde
115 Gloucester Road
Bristol
BS34 7PY
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Flaming Grill (Spirit Pubs)

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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
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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
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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 2816 recommendations about 2739 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 13 January 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 13 January 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 January 2020 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 13 January 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 13 January 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 13 January 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 13 January 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 January 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 13 January 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 13 January 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 January 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 13 January 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 January 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 13 January 2020 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 13 January 2020 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 January 2020 by ROB Camra
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