The Florence, Herne Hill - pub details
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|This pub advertises as opening at 11:30. Whatpub says 11:00 on a Saturday. But at 11:30 yesterday, there was no sign of life. So I headed back to the Commercial. Came back here at midday to find that it must have opened some time between, as a few other customers were already in. Took a look at the real ales and was asked why I'd want to drink a warm beer on such a warm day! I opted for a Hawkes Urban Orchards keg cider. The ales were Trumans Zephyr, Sambrooks Lavender Hill & Weasel Beer from the on site brewery. A slightly more upmarket pub, as you can tell from the prices.|
blue_scrumpy - 5 Jul 2015 14:24
|Very good brew pub / resturant / kids cub.|
The 3rd pub in the same afternoon after visiting Price Regent & Half Moon and this was by far the best and certainly the busiest.
Groups of 30 comething's playing board games, food was being eaten by a lot of the customers (it looked good) and a fair few families out the back with their children.
The kids didn't come into the bar area so they weren't a problem to me but as i've said in previous reviews I don't agree with kids in pubs...not matter how child friendly they are and the area needs it!
4 ales on draught of which 2 were from the brewery on site, both decents brews. A friend arrived and had 2 pints of the pubs own brewed lager and aid it was very good.
Nice to visit a pub on a Saturday afternoon that has a lot of customers in that aren't just watching the racing.
A cracking pub that I will visit again soon.
lezford - 6 Jan 2013 14:58
|Very smart, middle class, non-pubby pub, distinguished from other over-modernised pubs only by its status as a brewpub and by its enthusiastic and professional staff. 4 beers on when we were there - they only ever have 2 of their own on at once, which seems a massively wasted opportunity, given they brew more than that. Both own-beers (the darker Bonobo and a paler beer of similar 4%+ strength whose name escapes me - either Beaver or Weasel) were very pleasant and well conditioned. But nothing much about the place gave a clue to the fact that they were brewed on the premises. Overall, nice enough but needs to try harder to show it's different to all the other bland gastro-ised pubs out there. |
Teddy_Boy - 31 Dec 2011 08:43
|I have been in The Florence a few times now. There is a good selection of lagers and ales, but all seem to be at least 5% - why are they all so strong? Prices match the high alcohol content, cheapest lager £3.70. There was a very nice London Pale Ale at a bargain £4.10 a pint! Food is good here. I think many bars miss a trick here. Why fill your bar with 'premium' lagers/ales and charge an average £4 a pint. Believe it or not, many people are happy with a 3% ale or a 4% lager and surely these could be charged a little closer to @ £3 a pint? I, and many people I know, do not want to drink in Wetherspoons, but we would like the choice of a 'non-premium' beer at a 'non-premium' price.|
ReddieRed - 16 Nov 2011 09:16
|There's a good range of stuff on at the bar but the fact that the pub is so overrun by kids who aren't kept under manners by their smug bourgeois parents makes it a no-go area for law enforcement agencies at the weekend. |
I know you think your kid is being creative and exuberant but I've just paid 4 quid for a beer and it don't move me particularly.
terenced - 20 Oct 2011 09:35
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