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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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No trip to Bournemouth would be complete without a visit to the Firkin Shed. The post-match atmosphere was as good as ever. The ale and cider range feels as if it has diminished a little. I could only find 2 ciders I hadn't previously tried on this visit and I ended up drinking mead. Drinking space was also limited. So, we retreated to the tiny garden area at the rear. Ales were Arbor Mosaic, Stonehenge Heelstone, Neepsend Callisto, Eight Arch Cocoberry & Electric Bear Whirlybird. Ciders were Dorset Sunshine Strawberry Sunshine, Blackcurrant & Summer Sunshine, Farmer Jim's Rhubarb Bob, Gwynt y Ddraig Two Trees Perry, Cranborne Chase Dry, Medium & Sweet, My'N'Ers Dry, Medium & Sweet, Heck's Farmhouse Perry & Purbeck Joe's Dry. Still just about clinging out to a 10/10 in my scoring.
blue_scrumpy - 16 Sep 2019 21:44
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

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