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 Black Dog
The 'Black Dog of Arden' was Guy Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, in the early fourteenth century. He was one of those who plotted to kill Pier Gaveston, favourite of Edward II, in 1312. There is also a Black Dog in Southam.
In 1772 following a murder at Binley Toll House, one of the suspects, Thomas Farn, went alone down the Whitley Road to the Black Dog Inn and afterwards home to Church Lawford.