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Winter Warmer Pubs

Posted by robbieonsea on 1 February 2013 in English (English)

It would be nice if more pubs where tagged with real_fire=yes to determine whether the pub has an active and frequently used fireplace when it's cold outside.

At the moment this is barely used tag, but would be quite interesting to see it used on a large scale.

I would encourage all mappers to consider this tag value and update any known places - may be including some research this weekend or any other time it's cold around where you are.

It must be noted that in 'surveying' a pub in summertime it can be hard to determine if any fireplace is in actual use during the colder months. One may have to ask the staff or inquire with a local drinker.

There are other websites that list the real fire (among the many) properties of pubs (of course do not copy any copyrighted data), but from my local knowledge they seem fairly inaccurate - seems more like saying they have they a fireplace capability - even though they never or so infrequently use them that it shouldn't part of a reason to go there.

It may be some time before any pubs with fires are rendered on the standard maps (flaming pint anyone?), but with the new Overpass Turbo it's quite easy to do a search on even reasonably large areas, such as Hampshire (a UK county size).

Simply like:

<query type="node">
  <has-kv k="amenity" v="pub"/>
  <has-kv k="real_fire" v="yes"/>
  <bbox-query {{bbox}}/>
</query>

Of course this can be improved just to include pubs marked as building areas.

Location: North End, Portsmouth, South East England, England, United Kingdom

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