A brewer in Shoreditch.
John Bide, brewer, Sheriff of London in 1647. — B.
This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.
"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/112…
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