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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 Ale and Porter Stores

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Aerial view from the 1920s

NAME ALE AND PORTER STORES
ADDRESS 1 LOWER FORD STREET
THIS PREMISES WAS KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1861 1871 WINE AND SPIRIT VAULTS, Lower Ford Street
1871 1872 ALE AND PORTER STORES, 1 Lower Ford Street
1872 1874 VAULTS, Lower Ford Street
1874 2012 ELASTIC INN
This premises is recorded in the 1871 census, when Arthur Friswell, an innkeeper and clerk in elastic webbing manufacture, was the occupant. By 1872 it is referred to as the VAULTS
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