The Salutation Inn, Hounds-Gate
THE Salutation Inn, at the corner of Hounde-gate and St. Nicholas-street, Nottingham—or "Jew-lane’’ as it was anciently called—is one of the most picturesque and interesting houses that we have left.
Dating as it does from the Fifteenth Century, its customers must have drunk with glee on hearing the news of Henry V.’s victory at Agincourt or assembled in more sober mood upon receipt of the accounts of Joan of Arc’s prowess.
It was a typical mediaeval dwelling-house and shop of the better sort such as might be found throughout England during the Wars of the Roses.
Its sign refers to the salutation "Ave Maria, plene gratia," given by the Archangel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin; and as this sign was not infrequently associated with inns belonging to religious houses, an idea exists that this inn may have been the guest-house of either the Carmelite or the Franciscan friary of Nottingham