In the early 19thC. 10 Ship Street was occupied by a Ladies Seminary. By the mid 19thC. a Civil Engineer & Architect was in residence. Later in the 19thC. it was rebuilt in extravagant style as The Bodega, a Wine & Spirit Merchants which by the mid 20thC had become a silver service restaurant. Later on it became the Smugglers' Arms and more recently the Walrus, run by the southern England and Wales chain City Pubs.
It was Grade 2 listed by Historic England in August 1999.
It is good to see a splendid classical Victorian frontage nicely maintained.