This page attempts to explain the significance and meaning behind the Bush Inn Sign. Research is augmented with photographs of pub signs.



 

Inn Signs
Inn Signs
Bush

Background Information
The Romans are thought to have introduced the sign of The Bush to Britain. Consequently, it is arguably the oldest of our inn signs. Many signboards feature Roman soldiers looking towards the bush which was used to indicate that wine and ale was on sale in the building.

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This example used to hang on the Bush Inn at Wednesbury and features three cats hiding in the bush, no doubt up to no good.
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Inn Sign
Inn sign of The Bush Inn at Wednesbury [2003]

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Inn Sign Society

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Featured Inn Signs
Click here for a list of inn signs featured on the website, along with an overview of British pub signs.

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Quotation
Maya Angelou
"The thorn from the bush one has planted, nourished and pruned pricks more deeply and draws more blood.
Maya Angelou

 

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