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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 Board

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NAME BOARD
ADDRESS BROADGATE
THIS PREMISES WAS KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1868 BOARD, Broadgate
1874 1898 SPIRIT VAULTS, 1 Smithford Street
1893 1903 BOARD, 1 Smithford Street
1903 1929 COVENTRY ARMS, Smithford Street / Broadgate
Board means 'to board intoxicating liquor'. In some cases the need for a premises to have 'a board' , that is a sign board, suggested this name as some places did in fact display a blank board. However, in this case, the Board identified a person sellling beer from their home; in other words a beerhouse under the 1839 Beerhouse Act, the real origin of the 'public house'.
Known Licensees are;
1868 - 1874 John Dell
1886 - 1893 Wine & Spirit Merchant licensee W. Threadwell
1894 Lucas, Blackwell and Arkwright, brewers, manager William Harrison
1898 - 1903 Lucas & Co, brewers, manager William Harrison
1905 - 1909 W. Newman
1910 - 1924 Thomas Strong
1926 - 1929 E. Reynolds

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