The Mermaid Bars in about 1973 or 1974.
The property looks as if at one time it was two grand houses combined into a hotel or, maybe purpose built. My earliest research shows it as the Balholm Hotel (adverts 1931 and 1950). A source says it was The Fisherman's Bars in the 1960s and it was definitely the Mermaid Bars (with The Cave below) by the time of this photo in 1973-74. I have found evidence of the name being Murphy's Roadhouse from at least 2013 to 2017 (The Cavern below) and research in 2020 shows it as The Hyde Dendy with No. 18 below.
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Location: 18 The Esplanade, Paignton, Devon, England
Negative Owner Clive Thompson LRPS