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The Firkin Shed, Bournemouth - pub details

Address: 279 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8 8BZ [map] [gmap]

Nearest train stations Bournemouth (0.6 miles), Pokesdown (1.3 miles), Branksome (3.1 miles)

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> Current user rating: 8.5/10 (rated by 6 users)
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user reviews of the Firkin Shed, Bournemouth

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We were back in Bournemouth again at the tail end of December and we just had to return to the Firkin Shed. It was still every bit as good as our previous visits and remains a 10/10 for me. The ale range was Farmageddon Barrel-Aged Barley Wine, Siren Double Iced Latte & Undercurrent, Grapefruit Moon, Waen Something's Come Over You, Art Brew Anarchist Party Bitter & Sixpenny 6d Black. Ciders were Orchard Pig Maverick, Sandford Orchards Fanny's Bramble, Abrahall's Slack Alice, Marshwood Vale Dorset Tit, Broadoak Perry & Cider, Burrow Hill Farmhouse Cider & Countryman Farm Scrumpy & Barrel-Aged Scrumpy. Looking forward to my next visit already.
blue_scrumpy - 1 Feb 2018 21:27
Superb quality real ale and cider. paulaledrinker is right, we didn't want to leave. Allow 15 minutes to walk from Central station.
Steamer1 - 10 Oct 2016 16:47
This friendly micro pub has only been open for about 2 years.Yet last year won the local East Dorset CAMRA pub of the Year award.Used to be a blockbusters DVD shop.Quite small with a cellar at the back where all the ales are stored in barrels.They serve real ales and ciders which change from day to day.Great pub used mainly by locals and CAMRA members.On main road not far from Bournemouth FC. A good place to have a pre-match drink or a few after the match.You will not want to leave this gem of a bar.
paulaledrinker - 20 Jul 2016 12:09
Bit worried about 2 so overpowering reviews a couple of days apart.
Yes - it's got a good selection of ales and they're well kept.
Yes - the owner is very knowledgeable.
It's quite small.
On the two occasions I've been there only 2 or 3 others in there.
Please visit and decide for yourself.
ellisref - 3 Dec 2015 21:28
Without a doubt, the best pub I have ever been in. The range of beers I have had here is incredible. From gorgeously hoppy ipa's to dark porters and everything in between, there is something for every discerning beer drinker. The staff are very friendly and the pub decor holds your attention and seems to change from visit to visit. Ciders? Well I didn't know there were that many different ciders. Good, live music and this pub is laid out in such a way that a new conversation is just by the side of you or only a step away. Walking through the pub, you get a sense that it has been here for many years and viewing the blue, bearded genie through the windows of his cellar, preparing firkins and serving glorious pints to chatting with the lovely bar staff you would hope that it continues on. This is a good candidate for the 'good pub guide' and a must if you happen to be looking for a decent pub in the south of Englang.
Beerpig10 - 3 Dec 2015 06:35

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