Mermaid Hotel, High Street, Yeovil in 1973 or 74. The earliest mention of this establishment is from 1517 and it was described as an important coaching inn with one shop in 1770. The archway was to get horses to the rear stabling but in this photograph shows revolving doors with, on the outside, a six light chandelier. The shop to the right is twentieth century and here occupied by "Buy Fresh" while the shop to the left "Braddicks" tobacconist shows up on a plan of 1957. The building was Grade 2 listed in 1951. Historical information courtesy of Bob Osborn at www.yeovilhistory.info it was researched in 2020 and still going strong. For commercial use of this photo please visit www.alamy.com and search for 2DJAYOY but for a one-off print, please see below.
Location: 2 and 2a High Street Yeovil BA20 1RE
Negative Owner Clive Thompson LRPS