Samuel Pepys, Cheapside, The Feathers Tavern
Ex. George Berry Collection.
Berry notes that Pepys does not mention the Feathers by name. Run at the time by Thomas and Elizabeth Coates - hence T.E.C. apparently the Feathers and The Golden key formed the same property at 67 and 68 Cheapside. The building was owned by the Mercer's Company and survived well into the eighteenth century.
Pepys wrote on 29th October 1660- "My lady and my Lady Pickering and I to one Mr. Isackson's, a linen draperat the key in Cheapside, where there was a company of fine ladies...and had a very good place to see the pageants....After the ladies were placed I took Mr. Townsend and Isackson to the next door, a tavern and did spent 5s.upon them."
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