Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Rules of the Inn - 1786

One of our favorite places to eat and drink are the pubs of England. On a recent trip, I photographed a plaque on the wall. It reads:

No thieves, fakirs, rogues or tinkers
No skulking loafers or flea-bitten tramps
No 'slap an' tickle' of the wenches
No banging o' tankards on the table
No dogs allowed in the kitchen
No cock fighting
Flintlocks, cudgels, daggers and swords to be handed to the innkeeper for safe-keeping
Bed for the night    1 shilling
Stabling for horse   4 pence