John de Bereford, the landlord of the Swyndlestock Tavern and also Oxford's mayor, complained that three men (two students, Walter Spryngeheuse and Roger de Chesterfield and a priest) used “stubborn and saucy language” when voicing their complaint. The angry student threw a 'quart pot' at the landlord's head resulting in the three being evicted.
This altercation would be known as the St Scholastica’s Day Riot.
What happened to the student's and the priest there is no mention.
Every mayor of Oxford for the following 470 years was forced to face this humiliating punishment until 1825, when the mayor refused to take part. And quite right too!
A bank now stands on the site of the tavern.