The Fulflood Arms was built in 1871 by the Winchester Brewery. It was constructed on the edge of housing development on the east side of Western and Cheriton Roads adjacent to farmland. The name is derived from Foulflood which was an intermittent stream which followed what is now Western road towards the river Itchen.
Clive Mansell has been tenant at the pub for eight years. Initially son Andrew was licensee until he established the Red Cat Brewery at Winnall with Ian Mcintosh in early 2014. Clive has been running pubs for 28 years after 11 years as a teacher, training at at King Alfred’s college now Winchester University. Apart from The Ship at Owslebury which he ran for 13 years the Fulflood is his second longest tenancy. Other pubs in the area that Clive has been a tenant of include the County Arms, Bell Inn, Green Man, Queen Inn, Roebuck Inn, White Swan, Plough Inn Itchen Abbas and Ship Inn Owslebury.
The Pub is a true local with darts, cribbage and quiz teams. There is an upright piano and guitar customers are welcome to play as it welcomes young and old from the immediate community and further afield. It rotates eight real ales including those brewed on site, sells quality wines and always a range of gins that the small shelf space will allow. Homemade snacks are usually available but you are welcome to bring your own food and even order food from local establishments and take delivery at the pub. We will even provide plates and cutlery.
In winter a log burner keeps customers warm and in summer the benches at the front of the pub provide an ideal spot to take the evening sun.