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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 Bishop Blaize

Saint Blaise, otherwise Bishop Blaize, was a physician and Bishop of Sebastea in historical Armenia (today Sivas in Turkey). He was martyred by being beaten, attacked with iron carding combs and beheaded. He became one of the most popular saints of the Middle Ages and because he was martyred with steel combs he became the patron saint of wool combers in particular and the wool trade in general

This pub is mentioned in a document dated 1756

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