Monday, 9 March 2009

The Seven Stars

This extravagant late-Victorian frontage (Grade II listed) in Ship Street was once complemented by an equally sumptuous interior  -  all polished wood, etched glass and mirrors. This was  all removed in the 1980's when it became the Helsinki Bar, later O'Neill's as shown. Ironically it has now been returned to a vaguely Victorian style but with very little hint of the former opulence.  The name "Seven Stars", first recorded in 1785, has now been readopted. 

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