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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 Berkswell Tavern

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NAME BERKSWELL TAVERN
ADDRESS SPON END
THIS PREMISES WAS KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1800 1841 BERKSWELL TAVERN
1841 PRESENT OLD DYERS ARMS
This name is a reference to the village of Berkswell just to the west of Coventry. The pub is mentioned in a poem of 1800. It later became the OLD DYERS ARMS
Known Licensees are;
1822 - 1823 J. Cook
1823 - 1835 John Thrasher
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Name A reference to the village of Berkswell just to the west of Coventry

c1800 COC P42 Mentioned in Napoleonic Poem

31.8.1826 JA110 CH&O To be sold by auction, upon the premises of Mr John Thrasher, of the BERKSWELL TAVERN, situate in Spon End, in the city of Coventry, ( who is leaving the same ) -

part of household furniture and brewing vessels, fixtures.......

1000 Years Became the OLD DYERS ARMS

LICENSEES

1822/23 Pigot J. Thrasher

1826 JA110 CH&O John Thrasher

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