|This photo is being sold in an online auction. Does anyone|
know the names of the three men?
The eBay listing describes the image as being from the 1920s but the clothing and the sight of the present council chambers in the distance suggests it is more likely to be the late 30s or early 40s.
Above the front door is a sign naming the licensee as E.C. Smith and it was this that gave the hotel the informal name "Smith's" which is still used by many today.
The eBay listing can be seen here.