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The Fire Engine
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The Fire Engine

The Fire Engine is situated on the crossroads of Church Road, Chalks Road & Blackswarth Road in Redfield – just opposite St George’s Park.

The Inn doesn’t get its name from any appliance for putting out fires, but from the first primitive (atmospheric) steam pumping engine used in the Bristol coalfields. These were originally called “fire engines”. The engine from which The Pub’s name is derived stood on or near the site of the Park Ranger’s Lodge in St. George’s Park. This is a truly historic pub with the earliest known reference to the Inn being in 1769, when Francis Millsum was the Innkeeper.

Today the Fire Engine is a spacious pub with seating throughout as well as cosy sofas for relaxing after your roast. There is also a large paved garden / terrace allowing you eat outside in the better weather.

The pub is family run by Julie and John, who offer a welcoming and friendly service with all food cooked freshly and served to your table. If you’re lucky you may get to sit next to Jacko the pubs African Grey Parrot – who loves the ladies.

The roasts are great value at £6.95 for adults or £4.95 for kids. There is a choice of beef with homemade Yorkshire pudding, chicken with Stuffing or vegetarian nut roast (also homemade) all served with boiled and roast potatoes, freshly cooked veg and tasty gravy. Lamb shanks are often available for a supplement of £1 and there is a roast take-away option at £4.95.

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Your Sunday meal should be wrapped up with one of the traditional pub classic deserts, which are free when ordered with a Sunday Lunch.

As a final bonus, bookings made in advance for a table of 4 or more, get a bottle of wine thrown in for free.

Overall this is a friendly pub offering great value and a delicious food.

 

188 Church Road Redfield, Bristol, Avon BS5 9HX
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  1. Richard Garnett says
    02/04/2013, 10:19 pm
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    We spent the day walking around St. Georges park and thought we’d pop into a local pub for our lunch. It was a little on the late side (4:00pm ish – which I guess is a bit late for sunday lunch)…this might explain why the meat was a little over cooked.

    The pub itself is quite cute from the outside but comes across a bit more of a drinkers pub than an eatery. However the food was passable, the veg was particularly prevalent and pretty well cooked.

    In general, this pub offered good value (£6.25!!!!!) and was pretty welcoming. Just needs a little work on final presentation (food and decor) and meat.

    However my response would have been different if I’d gotten a FREE pudding!

    Thanks guys

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