(1677 - 1707)
Lived in the inn on this site whilst
as a Lieutenant of Grenadiers in 1705
he was recruiting troops in Lichfield.
The inn he immortalised in his comedy
"The Beaux Stratagem"
George Farquhar (1677 – 29 April 1707) was an Irish dramatist. He is noted for his contributions to late Restoration comedy, particularly for his plays The Recruiting Officer (1706) and The Beaux' Stratagem (1707).