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Here is what we think is the only comprehensive record of pubs and beerhouses within the Coventry city boundaries going back as far as available records allow. This is an ongoing project so contributions, corrections or additions to this archive, especially anecdotes, photos and media are most welcome. Feel free to contact us for a pint and a chat anytime.

The Acorn

photo of The Acorn
'The Acorn' was on the corner of Cox Street and Jordan Well
NAME ACORN
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Previously ADAM AND EVE
ADDRESS 1, COOK STREET
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES JORDAN WELL, MILL LANE, COX STREET
The name is probably an allusion to the pub’s small size. It was said to date back to the mid eighteenth century at its closure in 1961. The site on the corner of Cox Street and Jordan Well is now occupied by Coventry University.
Recorded licensees are
1868 to 1874 Thomas and Jane Cole
1879 to 1886 William Henry Gardner
1890 to 1912 George Wilson
1919 Henry Thomas Moore
1920 to 1935 Alfred Elton
1937 to 1939 M. Hurst
And the last licensee Harold Wright 1955 -1961 (see also Golden Cup, Far Gosford Street)

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