Subjects: Alehouse

An ale house was simply a house in which ale was sold, quite often brewed on the premises from malt, rather than hops in the north-west of England. Malt was derived from barley, commonly grown in the area.

EDC 5/1580/8 – The defendant claimed that the plaintiff had said that she kept a ‘naughty’ house, although deponents said that her husband kept an alehouse.