Brighton and Hove Revisited

The Temple Inn

By Jennifer Drury

Photo:The Temple Inn

The Temple Inn

From the private collection of Chris Gavin

Victoria Road/Montpelier Street

The Temple Inn was situated on the corner of Victoria Road and Montpelier Street, opposite St Michael and All Angels church. The building is still very much the same, although it is now housing. The main difference is the corner entrance is now walled up and, of course, the painted wall advertisements have been obliterated.

The licencee's name, M G Tilbury, was prominently displayed above what was probably the saloon bar entrance, with that to the public bar being on the corner.

Photo:Renovated Temple Inn: now private accommodation

Renovated Temple Inn: now private accommodation

Photo by Tony Mould

This page was added on 07/04/2013.
Comments about this page

Jennifer, do you mean that the corner entrance is walled up behind what appears to be a more recent door, with the red steps leading up to it?? Did this Temple Inn take its name from the nearby "Temple" in Montpelier Road which was built, I think, for the occupancy of Thomas Read Kemp?

By Alan Hobden (08/04/2013)

The door is painted.

By Simon Carey (02/11/2015)

..... and it is no longer walled up.

By Alan Hobden (05/11/2015)