"On the Rocks"

Bridge Road, Yarmouth

Isle of Wight

Prominently positioned by the harbour, this restaurant may once have been a pub (notice the bracket on the second storey fa├žade towards the right, which would have held the pub sign), and so might be seen as "Brewer's Tudor." The Tudor Revival style of the late nineteenth/early twentieth century used timbers for decorative rather than structural purposes, often stained black as here for contrast. The feature oriel also suggests this period. A plain single-storey extension begins to the far right.

Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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