It's the traditional pub with a history closely tied to the city's maritime heritage, including the most famous ship in history. 

There has been a pub on the site of The Titanic, in Southampton's Simnel Street close to the city's famous docks, since the 1880s and the original cellar remains.

Rebuilt during Victorian times, it was renamed in 2012 as a tribute to the lost crew and passengers of RMS Titanic, which set sail on its ill-fated maiden voyage just yards away 100 years previously. 

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These days, it's a popular watering hole boasting great Guinness and fantastic live music, the only pub in the country named after the White Star liner. 

Brothers James and Sam Egan, who already ran Edison's coffee shop and wine bar on another historic Southampton site opposite the ruins of Holyrood Church, took over The Titanic last September following a redecoration which will precede a full refurbishment later this year or early next year. 

Daily Echo: Brothers James (left) and Sam Egan run The Titanic pub in Southampton

James told the Daily Echo: "We're only around the corner with Edison's and we noticed that the pub was closed a lot of the time. There were lots of tourists standing around outside who couldn't go in. It seemed a bit silly!"

Since the relaunch, the pub has been attracting cruise ship passengers and other tourists from around the world, drawn to its links with the famous passenger liner, as well as locals and music lovers who enjoy the regular roster of acoustic acts, full bands and live DJs.

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It's a popular match day drinking spot close to St Mary's where fans are treated to a DJ and live atmosphere before kick off and some form of entertainment after. 

They're also guaranteed a great Guinness or cask ale, impressive variety of wines and spirits, and food - including smash burgers and lunchtime specials - is to be introduced soon.

James added: "We've both always wanted a pub, and we're both musicians, so it's all worked out perfectly. It's a really good mix. 

"It's a traditional pub in the centre of town. There's a place for the modern, but some people just want a pub and want it done properly."

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The Titanic also has TVs showing live sport and will be the perfect spot for a pint or two during the Euro 2024 contest to be staged in Germany this summer. 

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