A historical site about early London coffee houses and taverns and will also link to my current pub history site and also the London street directory
PEELE'S COFFEE-HOUSE, 177 & 178 Fleet street
Nos. 177 and 178, Fleet-street, east corner of Fetter-lane, was one of the Coffee-houses of the Johnsonian period ;
and here was long preserved a portrait of Dr. Johnson, on the key-stone of a chimney-piece, stated to have been painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Peele's was noted for files of newspapers from these dates: Gazette, 1759; Times, 1780; Morning Chronicle, 1773; Morning Post, 1773; Morning Herald, 1784; Morning Advertiser, 1794; and the evening papers from their commencement. The house is now a tavern.
The 1829 Robsons directory places William Moore, at the Peele's Coffee House, 177 & 178 Fleet street
Lots of references are made to two sources on the
Edward Callows, Old London Taverns &
John Timbs, Club life of London Volume 2