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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.
In the evenings try to dine in one of the many cozy inns.
A 14th-century grammar school was refounded by Queen Elizabeth; and there are two mansions dating from the same reign, which have been converted into inns.
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.