Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
A brewer in Shoreditch.
John Bide, brewer, Sheriff of London in 1647. — B.
"John Byde's Bell brewhouse...existed off Shoreditch High Street in 1653. Byde was Master of the Brewers' Company in the City in 1643-4, and Sheriff of London in 1647. His beer was popular with the diarist Samuel Pepys, who recorded several trips out to Mile End in 1667 to drink at a pub called the Rose and Crown, "a good place for Alderman Bide's ale". A man called Thomas Byde, presumably a descendant of the alderman, still owned the brewhouse site in 1780, but by then it had been leased out to other brewers for very many decades." http://www.breweryhistory.com/journal/archive/1...
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