Following an extensive refurbishment, The Florence is delighted to be re-opening its doors at the end of the month (soft openings from Friday 20th November) to show off a brand new interior in the bar and restaurant, plus an extended garden space and redesigned multi-functional event room!
Since its opening, this urban country pub, located in the heart of Herne Hill, has been a South London favourite for midweek drinkers, Sunday lunchers and endless private eventers. Now, with this latest renovation, locals and newcomers alike will see a new seasonal menu, spruced up outside area and numerous other exciting surprises, firmly bringing this much-loved pub back into the hearts of the Herne Hill community.
With the pub’s own microbrewery in pride of place and on full display, the Florence has gone for a stripped back and relaxed vibe, with wooden floor, bare brick and indoor planting adding to a cooler, more modern feel. Large dining tables will be perfect for sharing plates and family feasting dishes, while the transformed conservatory area next door will offer a cosy spot to while away the hours.
The private room detached from the main pub has also been completely overhauled to create a hub for local businesses and community clubs alike to use for meetings, thinking sessions or group activities. Holding up to 25 people (seated), the space is perfect for local exercise or art classes and private party bookings, or ideal as a creative space away from the office with a full view of the pub’s charming garden.
For those in search of a quick snack with their drinks, tapas-style dishes will take centre stage on the pub’s menu using British seasonal ingredients while pots of homemade rillettes, a range of house pickles and salami sold by the inch will be available straight from the bar. For guests on the lookout for more substantial fare, classic comfort food dishes will be on offer and, for a weekend treat, the Sunday Lunch feasting menu will be perfect for family and friends to share around one of the large dining tables. In addition, brunch is set to be a colourful daily staple with hen’s eggs sourced from the renowned St Ewe Farm in Cornwall that feed their chickens on Royal appointed Humphreys feed with pigments of marigold and paprika, turning the yolks a fabulously deep yellow colour.
Continuing to work with local breweries, The Florence will champion an extensive range of British beers on tap and by the bottle. Guest brewers, such as London locals Hop Stuff Brewery, and beers including gluten-free Bedlam Pilsner from Brighton, Redwell Steam lager, Paxton Pale Ale from London Beer Factory and London’s only cider makers, Urban Orchard – will feature among others. For those favouring grape over grain, the wine list will offer a broad variety of favourites alongside their ‘Other’ list showcasing natural, biodynamic wine from vineyards throughout Europe.
Located opposite Brockwell Park, this reinvented brewpub will be the perfect place for a relaxing weekend dinner, midweek meal or creative space outside of the office. Calling all beer lovers, foodies and anyone looking for a relaxing bolthole away from the hubbub of the city!