Glasgow pub to refurb 125-person beer garden ahead of MAJOR European game
A Glasgow pub will be refurbing its beer garden ahead of a major European game.
The Florida Park, on Battlefield Road, is unveiling a brand-new garden on March 25 ahead of Scotland’s UEFA EURO 2024 qualifying game against Cyprus.
The beer garden will boast an extensive outdoor bar with a mural painted on one side by local artist, Gillian McNeill, a mixture of colourful furniture and will comfortably seat around 70 customers, or 125 standing.
In addition, a selection of garden greenery will be introduced – including hanging baskets, potted plants and small trees and brand new decking will be installed, with one section to host large undercover, heated area.
The refurb comes as part of the Southside pub's major £85,000 transformation, funded by Admiral Taverns.
Elaine Ferrie, operator at The Florida Park, said: "I am absolutely delighted to be unveiling the Florida Park’s brand-new beer garden to my customers.
"It’s been incredible seeing my vision come to life and I couldn’t be happier with how it’s turned out.
"It looks amazing and I can’t wait for my customers to experience it.
"None of this would have been possible without them or the support I’ve received from my team and Admiral Taverns. Thank you."
The outdoor bar in the garden will stock a wide selection of premium lagers and ciders, spirits and cocktails.
The Florida Park won't offer its own food menu, but on match and concert days the operator will invite street food vendors to the pub, with a percentage of the proceeds going towards local charities.
Matthew Gurney, operations director for Proper Pubs, added: "Elaine and the team have done a fantastic job with this refurbishment.
"It looks incredible and has far exceeded all my expectations.
"This really was the finishing touch to an already cracking pub so on behalf of everyone at Admiral Taverns and proper Pubs, I’d like to thank Elaine for her continued hard work, and I wish her and the pub every success in the future."