Just 2 minutes walk from the seafront, the Florence Arms consists of a comfortable lounge for socialising and a separate lively public bar with pool, juke box and large screen Sky Sports for those important sporting occasions. There is also a 50-seater dining and Function room available for hire – for meetings, seminars, training, weddings and parties.
Evening celebrations and buffets are fully catered for if required, and sometimes there are special entertainment nights with live music.
Delicious food is served throughout the pub. Fresh vegetables and meat are prepared daily for dishes from the large menu and Specials board.
The Florence Arms is renowned for its well kept Real Ales, (deserving a mention in the Good Beer Guilde 2001), with Youngs Special bitter and Addlestones cider always available and usually a guest ale or two to ring the changes. A good choice of excellent wines is always there to tempt the most discerning patron, and fresh coffee and tea are served as well.
Everything you could want from a pub is to be found under one roof, and Greg and Jane and all the staff look forward to welcoming you soon.
Transformed after the Great Southsea Flood of 2000, the public bar at the Flo has retained its legendary status and lively atmosphere. The pool table is a popular source of entertainment both for players and watchers, and the juke box has a good mix of classic rock and the latest tunes, via Marley, Dylan and the Chilli Peppers.
The Big Screen serves customers whenever there is a must-see sporting event and Greg will be quick to put some tunes on after the match. All in all the Flo public bar is an easy-going and relaxed kind of place, popular with the young at heart of whatever age.
The choice of fine real ales includes Youngs ordinary strength and the popular Special (4.5), Adnams Broadside and a guest ale, while the cider connoisseur can enjoy the cloudy Addlestones. Draught lagers include San Miguel, Carlsburg and Stella Artois.
For something a bit different try the Gales range of country wines, excellent over ice. A good selection of malt whiskies, Irish Whiskey and different rums means that you can always have a change of drink should you want some variety in your life, and Greg may just offer you a taster of something you haven’t tried before.
You can eat at the Florence every day except Saturday. Food times are: 12-3 and 6-8.30 Monday to Fridays, and on Sundays lunch is served between 12 and 3 o’clock. The specials menu changes every couple of days, there is a wide variety of dishes, served with freshly cooked vegetables, and always a tempting vegetarian special. There is a weekday roast every day, also a veggie curry of the day and whether your preference is for the traditional roast, grill, cod and chips, or something more exotic, Greg and Jane offer an imaginative menu that is very reasonably priced.