There has been a flurry of activity on the pubs front in Southampton city centre in recent weeks:
- The Angel (formerly known as Angel of the South), Palmerston Road, has been given an external facelift, with a ‘blood and custard’ style re-paint and new signage. Once the pub’s toilets have been refurbished (these should have been done first, they’re in a dreadful state!) then its regeneration will be complete.
- The Old Fat Cat, Above Bar, has had a substantial refurbishment and has been renamed to ‘The Frog and Parrot’. Whether this is any relation to other local former pub names along similar lines a) The Frog & Frigate, b) The rat & Parrot or c) Toad at the Park has get to be confirmed but it remains a Greene King venue.
- The Square (or Square Balloon as it was originally named) is closed for a substantial refurbishment; much needed as it was somewhat tatty.