Width: 88cm (34.5 inches)
Height: 88cm (34.5 inches)
The Packhorse Inn is situated at the corner of Packhorse Lane and the Alcester Road near Wythall in Worcestershire. In 1898 two brewing and pub empires merged, to form Mitchells and Butlers and acquired the Packhorse in, we believe, 1914 or a little later. The milestone in the painting says “XII miles to Alcester and VII miles to Studely” both to the south of Wythall. Packhorses were the Medieval form of goods transport before roads became standard. The sign is painted on both sides and is made of hardwood, of cleated mortice and tenon construction . Appropriately this alert and sturdy horse is loaded with a barrel of beer and a spirit flask. A lovely piece of Tavern Folk Art. English, circa 1925.