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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 Black Prince

The Black Prince - City Square SE 299 334
Edward, Prince of Wales (1330 - 1376), was the eldest son of Edward III. He was known as the Black Prince because of the colour of his armour. His death of ill health at the early age of forty six was a distinct loss to the nation, his military skill coupled with humanity in victory having been much admired. The Royal Navy had several warships bearing his name, the first launched in 1650.

The pub is a local estate type pub which dates from 1959, as the license of the Old Star, Earl Street, was transferred to the Black Prince on 11th May 1959.

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