I've just been researching my next project, the Prudential Assurance Building on Pinstone Street, for a year after it was built part of it was used as a Hotel, seems it was run by a Mr Bird, after a dispute with Prudential he left the building, I've found listings that he had the Howard Restaurant in 1901 but there is no address, he also had a Restaurant at 25 Chapel Walk, while living at 21 Joshua Road, hes also listed at 28 Pinstone Street, could be he opened up here after leaving the Prudenti