Herrick, in his well-known Ode to Ben, mentions several of the inns of the day.
Of Furnival's and Thavies Inns, attached to Lincoln's Inn, only the names remain.
The story is that his valet who preceded him wrote "est" on the doors of all the inns where good wine was to be had, and that here the inscription was thrice repeated.
" Hackney coaches " for hire are first mentioned in 1625, when they were kept at inns, and numbered 20.
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