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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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High Street 1910

NAME BOARD
ADDRESS HIGH STREET
THIS PREMISES WAS KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1824 1991 WATERS WINE LODGE
1903 1913 BOARD
1963 1991 GLASS AND CANDLE BAR
1901 ? COVENTRY AND COUNTRY CLUB
     
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;
1903 - 1905 T. A. Hibell
1909 H. Freeman

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Beer July 2008 P9 The Board identified a person selling beer form their home - the first ( Whats Brewing Supplement ) public house - as in the 1839 Beerhouse Act

Dict PN Means ' to board intoxicating liquor '. In some cases the need for an inn to have ' a board ' suggested the name, since some inns did in fact display a blank board.

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P47 BOARD, High Street Alehouse - 6 days & to close one hour earlier
Owner : David Waters
later { Hubert David Waters, Coundon
{ Mrs Charles Browett, Ryton
{ Miss Waters, Foleshill
{ Miss Jennie Waters, Foleshill
Licensee : David Waters
14.5.1896 Hubert David Waters

from 1913 See WATERS

LICENSEES


1878 LJ Vol 1 P47 David Waters
1896 LJ Vol 1 P47 David Waters
1896 LJ Vol 1 P47 Hubert David Waters
1898 LJ Vol 1 P47 Hubert David Waters
1903 R&G T. A. Hibell

1905 R&G T. A. Hibell

1909 R&G H. Freeman

1911/12 Spennell Licensee not named

1912/13 Spennell Licensee not named

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P47 David Waters
later LJ Vol 1 P47 { Hubert David Waters, Coundon
{ Mrs Charles Browett, Ryton
{ Miss Waters, Foleshill
{ Miss Jennie Waters, Foleshill
1898 LJ Vol 1 P47 { Hubert David Waters, Coundon
{ Mrs Charles Browett, Ryton
{ Miss Waters, Foleshill
{ Miss Jennie Waters, Foleshill

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