Licensees of this pub
1993 - 2017 John Newnes
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.
This signboard was photographed in 2011. Although the image remains the same, this hand-painted signboard was subsequently replaced. Both this and its replacement are based on a portrait of Samuel Johnson by Joshua Reynolds showing Johnson pulling a book's cover back and concentrating intensely on its contents.
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Related Newspaper Articles
Lichfield Mercury : June 29th 1981 Page 6