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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.

Board

high street corner
NAME BOARD
ADDRESS HIGH STREET
This is a different premises from the other Boards on High Street including Water's at No 29.

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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 Vol1 P12 BOARD, High Street Alehouse - 6 days
Owner : Ralph Smythe, Coventry
later Rev. William C. Barker, Sidcup, Kent
Licensee : Jane Ruskin Cambray
6.11.1884 TOL to Thomas Bunney
3.12.1885 TOL to Matthew Blythe
27.2.1896 TOL to Frederick Underwood
29.10.1896 TOL to Herbert Lindon Collingbourne
? Minnie Underwood
29.7.1897 TOL to Alice Minnie Melross

LICENSEES

1878 LJ Vol1 P12 Jane Ruskin Cambray
1884 LJ Vol1 P12 Jane Ruskin Cambray
1884 LJ Vol1 P12 Thomas Bunney
1885 LJ Vol1 P12 Thomas Bunney
1885 LJ Vol1 P12 Matthew Blythe
1896 LJ Vol1 P12 Matthew Blythe
1896 LJ Vol1 P12 Frederick Underwood
1896 LJ Vol1 P12 Herbert Lindon Collingbourne
? LJ Vol1 P12 Minnie Underwood
1897 LJ Vol1 P12 Alice Minnie Melross
1898 LJ Vol1 P12 Alice Minnie Melross

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol1 P12 Ralph Smythe, Coventry
later LJ Vol1 P12 Rev. William C. Barker, Sidcup, Kent

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