Worshipful Company of Innholders
The Worshipful Company of Innholders is number 32 of the 108 Livery Companies of London. Their origins lie in the mediaeval Guilds, which were formed under licence of the Crown and the Corporation to regulate their crafts, trades or services within the square mile. Tracing its origin to the early 1300s, the Company became known as the Guild of Innholders in 1473. The Innholders received their first charter, setting out their rights and "privileges", from Henry VIII in 1514. Seven years later they were occupying a hall on the present site.
Innholders and guests gathered at the Hall on Friday, 23rdJanuary for a Burns Night Dinner to raise money for our Quincentennial Fund. Herbert Berger paraded the haggis and produced an outstanding menu. With thanks to the Master Innholders for the generous prizes, the evening raised £3,000 for the fund.