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“Brilliant Burgers”
Review of Air Balloon

Air Balloon
Ranked #4 of 4 Restaurants in Birdlip
Price range: US$7 - US$20
Cuisines: Pub, Grill
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Air Balloon was originally two ale houses and provided for the needs of the travellers before the days of licensing. Many Balloon ascents were made from about 1784 onwards, and one Walter Powell ascended from Malmesbury and disapppeared without trace about that time. No evidence is recorded, however that he landed here! The Inn was next known as The Balloon in 1796 and recorded as the Air Balloon in 1802. It was owned as a part of Cowley Manor Estate until the early 20th Century. Current owners Greeneking acquired the Air Balloon in January 2004, after having a refurbishment in 2010 the character and charm is still catering for the needs of todays traveller, and is a busy stop off point for all walks of life. There is a very busy car park which can be used, therefore ensuring that all customers can park. We also have a new meeting room that can sit 8-30 people.
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Visited here over Easter bank holiday. Plenty of parking available, and free tables inside. Ordered two burgers, both of which were awesome, as was the vegan dessert option. Would highly recommend.

Thank Alexander J
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Craig P, Assistant Manager at Air Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi, thank you for taking the time to post up a review of your visit at the Air Balloon Pub. We really take time to provide excellent quality food & service to our guests and fantastic to hear we met that during your visit. Great to hear you enjoyed your burgers and your vegan dessert. Keep an eye out for the new menu launching this month, with a lot more vegan options. Hope to see you guys back very soon.

Thanks

Craig
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Visited the pub for a mid week lunch, it was very busy and the staff were very friendly. The menu was very good, varied and lots of vegetarian options. They also do a two course lunch menu which is good value. However the food was very mixed, one meal was very good the other other awful - lack of filling & stale bread. Wouldn’t rush to go back but convenient if passing.

1  Thank Roz-and-John
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Parked the car here and did the circular walk .
Very accommodating for a large group . Prices are reasonable
Good cask ales

Thank jasjam98
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Craig P, Assistant Manager at Air Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi, Fantastic to read your glowing review of the Air Balloon Pub. As a Greene King Pub we take pride in our cask ales so great to hear you enjoyed them.

We love walkers dropping in, Hope to see you guys very soon.

Regards

Craig
Assistant Manager

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We popped into here when seeing the sign for £4.99 food just for a snack, however we was not given this menu only the Sunday lunch menu. When hot drinks arrived they were cold
and we had to send them back 2nd time they came back still not hot! Food was not very nice to say you can eat in some really nice places with excellent food for the same price. Highly priced for the quality of food and no one seems to know how to boil a kettle! Would not return

1  Thank hannah22345
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Craig P, Assistant Manager at Air Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Hi, Sorry to hear your experience wasn’t to the standard we expect to provide our guests at the Air Balloon pub. Sadly the £4.99 lunch offer you refer to, runs from Monday through to Saturday. Can you please contact myself or Delia on 01452 862541 so we can discuss this further.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Booked a meal for a family celebration. The food was distinctly average with overcooked fish and steak. The young lady who served us was extremely pleasant and helpful, unfortunately the gentleman in charge was distinctly unfriendly, unhelpful and questioning what time we would be leaving almost as soon as we arrived. Our taxis were booked for 10:30pm, we were told we would be waiting outside in the cold if they turned up after this time. Im afraid the gentleman in question would appear to be in the wrong job.

2  Thank Marston2
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Craig P, Assistant Manager at Air Balloon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hi, sorry to hear your experience with us wasn’t up to the standards we aim to provide at the Air Balloon Pub, please can you contact myself or Delia on 01452 862541 to discuss this.

Regards

Craig
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