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The Inferno, Bournemouth

38 Holdenhurst Road
Bournemouth
BH8 8AD
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Inferno

Student bar, as described below. I might have been unlucky, but the general atmosphere at a lunchtime was not good, while service was very poor. Draught ales on pump were two Ringwoods and Doom Bar, sadly only the latter was in fact available and not in very good condition despite Cask Marque listing.

On 10th December 2017 - rating: 4
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Quinno _ left this review about The Inferno

Well-described below, this is a student/urban professionals place which is done out in a fairly modern and impersonal manner. Two levels inside in two-tone blue with over-loud piped music on a quiet weekday evening (presumably turns into a stag and hen venue at weekends?). However there’s salvation at the bar with Otter Bitter, DBC Tom Brown and Jurassic Smoulder on – a decent line-up and my DBC was in good shape too. Also a variety of craft keg, plus Old Rosie cider. Like the nearby Spoons, the availability of some interesting ale in decent shape helps make this worth seeking out if you’re in central Bournemouth. Despite saying ‘Brew House’ on the outside there was no evidence of brewing within.

On 25th November 2014 - rating: 6
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Inferno

This student friendly pub takes its name from the former fire station which stands next door and is now a student union bar and live music venue. The pub has a fairly deep but narrow layout, opening out slightly to the rear. You enter into a lower level space with a limited amount of seating. There are scuffed bare floorboards throughout the pub and a few steps lead up to the main bar area with the servery on the left and mixed seating, a juke box and air hockey table opposite. The walls are plastered with gig posters and old vinyl records and although I don’t recall watching gigs here in the past, I do remember attending many in the Old Fire Station next door where, ironically, it was common for performances to be interrupted by a dodgy fire alarm, resulting in the band and punters all traipsing outside before the all clear was given. The place is quite dimly lit and has a bit of that slightly uncared for feel that student bars tend to give off.
Rather annoyingly, I somehow failed to miss four cask ales racked up behind the lower section of the bar and ended up with a half decent Guinness for £3.20. It was only as I was about to leave that I spotted casks containing DBC Durdle Door, Equinox and Flashman’s Clout plus Tiny Rebel Fubar. Adding insult to injury, as I left the pub I also noticed a huge A-board that I must have passed on my way in promoting the DBC ales. Oh well...next time. There were also four ‘box in a bag’ ciders and Magners Golden Draught on tap.
I didn’t hold out much hope for this place but it turned out to be pretty decent and had attracted a fairly mixed crowd for somewhere so clearly geared up towards students. I’d definitely return to try some of the ale, especially as it’s only a short walk from the train station.

On 2nd June 2013 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Alex Halliday
Bournemouth, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Pokesdown, 2.11 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Branksome, 2.83 miles, 54 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Inferno, Bournemouth
10th Dec 2017, 18:46
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10th Dec 2017, 17:48
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
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