THE inside of a pub has been a rare sight for a long time, but it’s even rarer to find an old photograph of the interior of an inn.

Sadly, this one is empty of customers.

This is believed to be the inside of the Three Horseshoes in Drybridge Street, Monmouth.

It’s a carefully arranged photograph with glasses and bottles on the barrels turned into tables and displays of bottles, advertisements and stacks of boxes printed with the famous names of Champagne and cognac producers.

It was probably set up as a promotional photograph.

The Three Horseshoes was established as a pub in the 1880s by William Phelps who ran a forge in the street.