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Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis

(formerly Cork & Bottle)

Ferry House, Canute Road
SO14 3FJ

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Opening Times


Monday8.00 am - Midnight
Tuesday8.00 am - Midnight
Wednesday8.00 am - Midnight
Thursday8.00 am - Midnight
Friday8.00 am - 1.00 am
Saturday8.00 am - 1.00 am
Sunday8.00 am - Midnight

Meal Times

Mon - Sun 8am - 9pm



About the Pub

Built c.1870 as Ferry House (shipping offices, not a pub!) in the heart of Southampton's docklands, the building achieved Grade II Listed status in 1989 and was shortly after converted to a pub - the Cork & Bottle. Wetherspoon took it on in September 2007 and named it after Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis who laid the foundation stone for Southampton's first modern dock 12th October 1838. Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis was later appointed Admiral of the Fleet. Ferry House was built later, overlooking the since filled in Inner Dock.

The main room is high ceilinged with a couple of sturdy pillars in the middle and raised areas either end; the bar itself, with 10 hand-pumps, takes up the whole west side between these two platforms. The entrance corridor is substantial enough to accommodate tables and seating and off this is a another 'land-locked' room with some alcove seating. Decoration has been done in period style including designer ceiling paper. Pictures on the walls celebrate Southampton's shipping past.

Arguably, the side of the pub that used to face the Inner Dock (now car parking) could be taken as the front of the building, but in our notes we refer to this as the back and the side fronting Canute Road as the front.

Historic Interest

Built circa 1870 as the Docks Board Office and later used as the Southern Railway Docks Office. Grade II listed. Historic England list entry 1252946.

Regular ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Ruddles Best Bitter
  • Sharp's Doom Bar

Changing ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    On one handpump, brand varies.

  • CamraVoucherScheme CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    National Wetherspoon festivals plus cider festival June/July.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Breakfast menu available until noon, main menu at all times.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Paved area at back and new area being developed at front.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    At back.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis

Ferry House, Canute Road
SO14 3FJ

Sat Nav Reference

50.89687, -1.39391


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Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis

Ferry House, Canute Road
SO14 3FJ

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • CAMRA Voucher Scheme
  • Beer Festivals
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Family Friendly
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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