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Widows Son

Picture source: William Hoare


The Widows Son was situated at 75 Devons Road. This grade-II listed pub closed in March 2016.
Now reopened,
Carl Griffin (October 2017)
Closed again
T C (September 2023)

Listed building details:
Comer of Devon Road and Shepperds Street. Early C19 with mid-Victorian P.H. and interior. 2 storeys. 5 windows. Pebbledash finish. Corner piers. Band and blocking course. Glazing bar sash windows on 1st floor. Ground floor has pilastered. P.H. front with three fluted fascia brackets. Corinthian captials of pilasters support fascia with moulded cornice. Plate glass window with fretted cast-iron vents in heads. Tiled plinth. Return to Shepperd Street of 2 windows over wide pilastered P.H.front matching Devon Road front. Corinthian capitals simplar. 2 storey 6 window continuation with 2 doors. Interior retains almost completely its c1870s fittings, including engraved mirrors, decorated panels to pilasters, gilt capitals and glass fronted cabinets containing assorted china. ornamental lettered panels saying: "Importer and Bonder of choice Foreign Cigars:- The Widow's Son. Family Wine, Spirit and Malt Liquor Establishment " etc. Many transfer patterns on glass surfaces. Egg and dart in cornice. Nine pins or skittled stone base behind bar with engraved numerals. Hanging buns and sailors hat over bar refers to the legend of the Widow's Son.

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Name Dates Comments
Jon Philip Smith 1970s