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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Grafton Hotel / Gallery Bar, Grafton Street

Gallery Bar, Grafton Street. (c) Adam B. at flickr.

The Gallery Bar was part of the Grafton Hotel, just off Oxford Road, but as the sign shown above said, it was open to non-residents.  I did have a late pint in here once with some Scandinavian types on the eve of a match in the late '90s, but recall little of it apart from the dinginess.  It reputedly served real ale in more recent times.  The hotel was set in some fine-looking Edwardian townhouses, although inside the facilities left much to be desired when compared to modern hotels, as a search on the hotel review sites confirms.  The buildings were knocked down with the justification that the rooms weren't up to modern standards and to renovate would be too costly.  

Grafton Hotel, Grafton Street. (c) Adam B. at flickr.

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