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The Firkin Shed

Closed Now: 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Open today: 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Great micro pub

We had a great evening here, good music, (live band) good beer and friendly crowd. I just wish the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard C
Dorset, United Kingdom
Good Pub

I have been there once to my sons 40th birthday bash.Good selection of craft ales.Owner is pal of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jim G
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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Bournemouths first ‘Micro pub.' A small family run freehouse providing you quality real ales straight from the cask. The ales are sourced from independent breweries locally and further afield. A large range of still ciders and small selection of...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
279 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth BH8 8BZ, England
+44 1202 302340
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great evening here, good music, (live band) good beer and friendly crowd. I just wish the local parking was a bit easier but that certainly didn't spoil the evening

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Richard C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been there once to my sons 40th birthday bash.Good selection of craft ales.Owner is pal of my sons.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jim G
Reviewed October 22, 2018

First visit for a good while (1yr+) and it was great to see it thriving. Lovely friendly lady serving, great choice of beer, cider and spirits and busy on a Sunday afternoon. I really do feel that this is one of the best of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Just to dispell some out dated facts , cards are acceptable and it has been known for payment to be made by mobile phone.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TheMajorsBatman
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

I popped in for a cider and discovered this pub had won the national camera award for cider pub of the year. Tasting the cider explains why and the service is brilliant. Tried the ales previously and 10/10 for those. Definitely recommend an evening here.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Cecilbrand1
Reviewed September 30, 2018

No doubt this is the best micro for miles around. There is quite a range of beers available though there is a tendency towards hoppy beers rather than malty.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Henry H
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Amazing place. When I commented how crazy and quirky it was, the guy who served us said "Yep, that's what goes on inside my head'. We received a great welcome and sampled a couple of very well kept ciders. Highly recommend this place.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank AngGravesend
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Great ale and cider boards, unbeatable selection of rum, alternative gin, vodka and whiskey and mead by the glass make this a must. The eclectic decor and warm reception from the staff and locals add to the experience of a great night out.

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Marietta C
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Brilliant place to drink, you can even bring your own take away food. We was here on a stag! I would recommend this pub, we have nothing like this in Portsmouth. Its so nice seeing a pub which is chain driven.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jordan W
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Excellent beers, great ciders, marvellous mead & rums to die for! What more do you want! Highly recommended.

Date of experience: June 2018
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November 7, 2017|
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Response from paul19602013 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure , give the owners a call on 01202 302340
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May 21, 2017|
Response from TheMajorsBatman | Reviewed this property |
Only in bottle the word lager is a forbidden word occasionally Danish Dynamite is on tap.