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The Montgomery’s Inn Sign

Long before the Inn was restored, a neighbour named Evelyn Gradon spotted the original Montgomery’s Inn sign discarded outside the building and said to her husband, “We should take that home!” It was lucky they did! Later, during the restoration, the Gradons returned the sign to the Inn, where it is now on display.

On the sign, below the word Inn, is a small picture of a farmer with a plough drawn by a team of horses. On the reverse side is a larger painting of a plough.  The Tavern Licence issued in 1848 confirms Montgomery’s use of this symbol and gave him permission “to keep the House known by the sign of the Plough.”