A Victorian building at 32 Queen Street, Exeter that has seen many name changes over the years. A lot of my info comes from www.exetermemories.co.uk The building was opened to the public in 1877 as The Victoria restaurant offering food along with wine and Guinness. By 1891 and up until 1912 or later it was The Victoria Restaurant And Hotel. Between 1923 and 1967 it stayed stable at The Victoria Hotel. A Yeovil brewery, Brutton, Mitchell and Toms (1937-60) owned the building when Charringtons took them over and then Charrington merged with Bass. At the time of this photo (1975) the fascia sign is "The Victoria - Charrington" while the gallows sign is for "The New Victoria - Bass". By 1985 it was Garbo's and by 1989 The Pink Pelican. Punch Taverns purchased the property from Bass in 1997 and it became Envi and then, on private purchase, became The Angel. In 2020, while researching this property, it appears to be The Angel Bar and the building to the right is part of Exeter College.
In this photo the building to the left is Christie & Co. Valuers who advertise The Elizabethan Inn (poss at Newton Abbott) and The Butcher's Arms, Alswear (probably at South Molton). The photo is prior to Health and Safety legislation. Road workers have roughly filled in a hole, now protected by two triangles and I can't help wondering if the chap walking will trip over the legs of the dreyman who is leaning into the cellar. For commercial use of this photo please visit www.alamy.com and search for 2DT09CJ but for a one-off print, please see below.
Location: 32 Queen Street Exeter Devon
Negative Owner Clive Thompson LRPS