Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
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"While there may at times be good reason for doubting the claims madeas to the antiquity of some London taverns, there can be none forquestioning the ripe old age to which the Pope's Head in Cornhillattained. This is one of the few taverns which Stow deals with atlength. He describes it as being "strongly built of stone," andfavours the opinion that it was at one time the palace of King John.He tells, too, how in his day wine was sold there at a penny thepint and bread provided free. It was destroyed in the Great Fire,but rebuilt shortly after. Pepys knew both the old and the newhouse. In the former he is said to have drunk his first "dish oftea," and he certainly enjoyed many a meal under its roof, notablyon that occasion when, with Sir W. Penn and Mrs. Pepys, he "eatcakes and other fine things." '
"Inns and Taverns of Old London" by Henry C. Shelley
The John Stow referred to above by Henry Shelley is the author of "A Survey of London", 1603, which can be found here:
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