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Ludgate Cellars

The Ludgate Cellars was situated at 1 Apothecary Street. This was a marvellous old subterranean pub with flagstone floors and vaulted arches. In 1991 it closed and was demolished by Higgs & Hill to make way for an office development (see site in photo below).
This pub was the backdrop to a British television series entitled "Cover Her Face" from 1985.  As I can see the episode only ran for 6 episodes.  It is one of the P.D. James mysteries.  From And the first episode from The front view of The Ludgate Cellars appears at the very beginning of the first episode - about 1:40 minutes into it.  It has two large canopies and a sign between
Richard Lewis, Arkansas (Sept 2011)

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Date of photo: 2013

Picture source: T C

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Name Dates Comments
Brenda Squire 1976/1988 I worked at this pub from the day it opened (May 26th ) till the day it closed, what a sad day that was.
Mike Harper 1977/1982 As a regular customer of this great pub, many a happy evening spent chatting with fellow office workers, getting pissed on various occasions like birthdays, exam passes, pay rise celebrations (!) and leaving dos etc. Very sad its long destroyed for more office space.