Mr George Lucas was a regular customer when the pub was also associated with rent boys in the 20th century.  In November 1987 a gay teacher, John Carbery, aged 53, was attacked outside the pub. He later died as a result of his injuries. Two young men, believed to be rent boys, were charged with causing his death . See Timeline of West End Bars and Clubs.
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- https://www.facebook.com/mrlucas1927/ Facebook account for Mr George Lucas born 1926, died 2013. He left detailed diaries to Hugo Greenhalgh.
- The Pink Paper 21 Jan 1988. An explosion in the toilets of the pub in November 1987 was also reported in The Pink Paper 12 Nov 1987