The Grape (s) was located at the head of the Serge
market in Southgate Street. It is mentioned in 1721 when William Langham moved in from The Mitre.
It does appear to be on the 1876 OS map but is very difficult to read. There appears to be a mix up here with Southgate St. Southgate St was the lower part of the South Street (today), but I think he means Cook Row, the upper part of South Street.
Kelly (1889) lists it as The Grapes with Frederick John Walkey resident at 103 South Street and again in 1897 this time with Antonio Guarella resident.
The City Brewery purchased the freehold in 1879. The inn was badly damaged during WW2 and subsequently demolished.
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