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Details of pub: Unknown, Bow StreetOther names: Address/Location: OS Grid Ref:
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I went to a little public house at Bow Street, and had some boiled bread and milk, the courtesy of the woman, not allowing me to indulge my taste by eating the barley meal bread, but forcing on me a stale, half-baked loaf of wheaten bread 'as being more fit for shentle folks to eat'. This is far from the first time that I suffered from being taken for a gentleman and I am sure that within 20 miles of London, I should, from my dress, be set down as 50 removes from that character. I arrived at Machynlleth, bathed my feet in hot water and ordered tea at the White Lion, appearing a second rate sort of place, had a bason of egg ale which was capital and went to bed at 9.30. Slept very sound in spite of the attack of myriads of fleas, the effects of which discovered on awakening.
Jenkin Jones, (Captain, R.N.), Tour in England and Wales, May - June, 1819. Trans Historical Society of West Wales, I, (1911), 97-144