Samuel Peto23 Rendezvous Street, Baptist Galleries
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This unique Wetherspoon's pub is named after Samuel Morton Peto (later Sir Samuel), a great railway engineer and builder of Nelson’s column, who funded this building as a Baptist church in 1874 The former Baptist Church contained a very fine pipe organ, and the façade of these pipes have been retained at the far end of the balcony, imposing an air of dignity, although destined for a life of silence. The pub also features the original stained-glass windows, original memorial plaques of local dignities, and a hand-painted ceiling of fluffy clouds across a blue sky. Cosily inviting booths wrap around both floors. There are even two pulpits upstairs where one can preach the Gospel of Real Ale.