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The Florist Arms, E2

255 Globe Road
E2
E2 0JD
Phone: 02089811100
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Tris C left this review about The Florist Arms

A first for us a few nights ago in this mid-19th century boozer which interestingly only gained its Arms in 2012.
The exterior is of brown tiles but what really stands out is the very fine array of flowers which festoon the frontage from hanging baskets. It also very sensibly sports an old Watney Combe Reid brewer's roundel with stag motif to the Globe Road façade.
Inside, and it's a slightly different matter. The floor is bare boarded but dark painted and scuffed. Like the Camel, there's red and black floral wallpaper with painted woodwork which is a bit chipped. There's much bare brick to the rear with mirrors and flashing lights, dark t 'n' g applied to the ceiling with the bar array looking authentic, sporting a brass footrail. Lighting comes in the form of hanging copper shaded lamps which would look more at home in a trendy wine bar; further lighting comes courtesy of fairy lights. There's music which played at perhaps too high a level for comfort and a TV was spotted, off.
Furniture comprises modern but traditional pale furniture which is a bit World of Pine. This is combined with some very low slightly tatty brown leather sofas with coffee tables - indeed the whole ensemble is a bit tatty, a little like a dive bar. Customers were a mixed bunch with a group of rather sweary youths crammed into a corner - I get the impression that this is more of a locals' pub than the Camel.
Staff were polite and very friendly, serving me up my keg pint of Five Points XPA at a very stiff £5.20. Real ale seems to have completely gone, but there are founts which seem to dispense German or Belgian beers.
This pub is a bit of a curate’s egg. It certainly makes for a decent double with the Camel, but I know where I’d prefer to spend the evening.

On 18th October 2020 - rating: 6
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Moby Duck left this review about The Florist Arms

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Still an excellent no frills boozer, ELB Night Watchman and Cowcatcher were the beers on, upgraded to 8/10.
September 2015
A small pub unchanged from a visit I made a few years earlier, the exterior lives up to its name ,being festooned in flowers, inside its very much an unpretentious single roomed basic boozer,dark stained floorboards,Red floral patterned wallpaper and mixed seating around the room. Three pumps with two on offering ELB Foundation Bitter and ELB Pale Ale, I had a decent pint of the latter at £3.90. I quite like it here.

On 27th November 2017 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Florist Arms

Decent little side-street pub with a 'U'-shaped bar and pleasingly traditional furniture and decor combined with a generally mixed young crowd of punters. Three real ales on offer, with Pale and Night Watchman from ELB and a decent pint of Five Points Railway Porter (£3.90) available on this brief visit.

On 27th December 2015 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Graham Mason
Bethnal Green, 0.28 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Cambridge Heath (London), 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Whitechapel, 1 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Florist Arms, E2
18th Oct 2020, 19:00
Request to add pub to area Globe Town by Tris C approved
 
18th Oct 2020, 18:59
Request to add pub to area Globe Town by Tris C

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 18 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 18 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 18 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 18 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 07 February 2012 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes - Supposedly. - last updated 18 October 2020 by Tris C
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