Innkeeper large toby jug produced in a red colorway by Wedgwood & Company of Tunstall, England, circa 1950 using its Unicorn tradename. An innkeeper is someone who owns or manages an inn. When you arrive at an inn, the innkeeper might be the person who checks you in and gives you a key to your room. The earliest innkeepers ran inns in Europe during medieval times. These inns provided lodging, food, and a place for travelers to leave their horses, and an innkeeper managed all of these details. This innkeeper is sitting on an upturned barrel with a full mug of ale in each hand, ready to offer the drink to the next patrons who come through the door.
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