The Frog And Frigate is a legendary pub among many Sotonians, known for its lively atmosphere and live music.

A photograph of the boozer posted in the Facebook group Southampton Heritage Photos went viral earlier this week - so we thought we'd bring to light its fascinating history.

The venue, often affectionately nicknamed "The Frog", is steeped in history. 

The structure dates back to the 1800s and was originally a wharf building. 

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Over the years, it's seen various transformations, including a stint as a brothel frequented by American sailors.

It has also served as ships’ stores and chandlers, a private residence and a private members club.

The Frog and Frigate itself opened back in 1981 but closed in 2009.

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After laying empty for six years, the popular nighttime spot was brought back to life when around 100 people joined the ticket-only relaunch party on March 5, 2015. 

A bottle of Newcastle Brown was smashed to declare the pub officially open and to mark the dawn of a new era for the watering hole.

A major draw for many, The Frog And Frigate boasts live music nights featuring local talent and more.

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They describe themselves as a “spit and sawdust” pub, but most will know it as having a down-to-earth vibe.

Pirate and frog murals adorn the walls, a ship's wheel can be found behind the bar and storm lanterns are hung throughout – all adding to the unique charm.

And the allure doesn’t end there, it’s also a regular occurrence for people to dance on the tables. In fact, the pub’s website reads: “If you’ve been to The Frog, sung your head off and danced on our tables, you are officially a 'Frogger.'”