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Air Balloon - Birdlip

Crickley Hill Birdlip, Gloucester, GL4 8JY

((((* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 11:00 - 22:00

A very nice Sunday lunch... our waitress was exceedingly responsive to our needs

Steve Stone 16 August 2016
from Bristol

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Dating back to the 18th century, The Air Balloon Birdlip is a rural pub filled with tradition and rustic comfort. There are open fireplaces, exposed stone, and outside there is al fresco seating on the terrace and out in the garden.

Specialising in trusty, home-cooked British recipes, The Air Balloon menu is made up of time-honoured classics and inventive chef’s specials. The signature beef & ale pie is a creation from much-loved celebrity chef Tom Kerridge, while favourite world flavours include sizzling steak fajitas, or aubergine and roast beetroot curry. Gourmet sandwiches and jacket potatoes are served throughout the day, and guests can round things off with an indulgent crumble, cheesecake or sundae.

The drinks list at The Air Balloon pub features carefully-chosen beers and international wines, and a lengthy list of soft drinks. Younger diners are not forgotten, with a varied menu for both lunch and dinner, and a mini roast served on Sundays.

Also offering dedicated kids' menus, The Air Balloon is 14 minutes' drive from Gloucester Rail Station.

Air Balloon - Birdlip

Crickley Hill Birdlip, Gloucester, GL4 8JY

Contact +44 1452862541

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Customer reviews for Air Balloon - Birdlip

3.9 ((((* (based on 18 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (13)
  • dinner (10)
  • value (8)
  • child friendly (4)
  • private dining (3)
  • views (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (2)
  • business (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • large parties (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((* 16 August 2016 by Steve Stone from Bristol

    A very nice Sunday lunch... our waitress was exceedingly responsive to our needs

  • ((((( 15 August 2016 by Jo and dave Jeffery from Portishead

    We enjoyed our meal.It was excellent and an idea place to meet up with family members.

  • ((((* 13 August 2016 by Ian Lumsden from London

    Waste of time booking on line as The Air Balloon pub had no record of our booking when we arrived. Not a problem as pub not too busy. Aside from this the pub, food and service were all very good.

  • (**** 14 July 2016 by Yvonne Cobb from Stonehouse

    Slow service. Had to wait for over an hour. The vegetables were dry and the pie was very small. Not really happy. It was my 2nd visit and the food is still quite poor. Will not go back again, sorry!

  • ((((* 6 July 2016 by Michael from Gloucester

    Faultless pub grub. Would eat there again.

  • ((((* 30 June 2016 by Dylan Williams from Fairford

    Excellent choice of food and the food was very nice

  • ((*** 28 May 2016 by Jill Kingston from Cirencester

    A bit cold and a long queue at the bar initially ly. Food ok but meal generally cheerless.

  • ((*** 7 May 2016 by Don Holding from Reading

    Visited this pub in oct 15 and had appalling service and food for which we were not charged and received a £40 voucher.
    This time we were expecting the meal to go better. Again service was slow with not enough staff on duty, when we got it, the food was acceptable though the scallop starter was not cooked enough.
    The pub is in an excellent position and condition, but with service like we had I'm surprised they get any return visits.

  • ((((* 27 April 2016 by Ken Goodger from Newport

    Good food and friendly service.

  • ((((* 25 April 2016 by Carole Heyburgh from Gloucester

    I have dined here a few times over the past 3 months - food and service has always been excellent - however on the 19th April - whilst the service was good the food was not so good -I sent my steak back as was not cooked correctly and I was disappointed with the quality when it was returned.

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