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The Beerhouse Act of 1830 saw the introduction of the Beerhouse and Beershop (off licence?), writes Mark Stevenson. As the name suggests they could sell beer and be open from 4am to 10pm. For the 2 guineas you paid to the local excise officer, anyone could brew and sell beer. The licence would say if …