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Wood panelled market pub. The two bar areas (one at front and one in middle of building) can be busy on market days. 9 letting rooms. Food available (10-2.30 + 6-9; 11-5 on Sun).
A Victorian brewery was located on this site.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Although such signs of a black boy usually today portray a quaint picture of a sweep in Dickensian costume - in the 17th cent. the fashion for negro servants e.g. pageboys was also quite common for the wealthy.