The Future of the Montpelier Pub

The historic Grade II listed buildings at the corner of Montpelier Place and Borough Street which comprise the Montpelier pub are currently subject to a planning application for conversion into five apartments. This 2017 photo shows the original pub building dating from the 1830s or 1840s and the “Bakery”. This became part of the pub in the 1984 having been a bakery until the 1920s. The “Bakery” sign was installed by the pub owners in a nod to the Victorian ovens which had been discovered in the basement during building work. The bakery building was used between the 1920s and 1980s by a bootmaker and subsequently by other retailers. This explains the ground floor fenestration (and additional doorway on the left) which is not original. It is hoped that this fenestration will be removed and the bow front re-instated to match the two bow fronts to the right. Having changed hands since this photo was taken the pub closed for the last time in December 2020 following several public order incidents. It was a sad end for the historic “Monty”.

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