The Friendship was at the western end of Old Street, on the corner of Henry Square. It was opened in 1827 and expanded into the building at the back, which became the original Schofield's Brewery. The brewery later moved to a larger site on Bentinck Street and was eventually incorporated into Robinson's Brewery.
The building has been empty for several years but it occupies a prime location in the St Petersfield re-development and will shortly be converted into offices. It is a pity that it could not be sustained as a pub, but at least the splendid building will be retained.
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