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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 Brewer and Baker

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NAME BREWER AND BAKER INN
ALTERNATIVE NAMES BREWER AND BAKER HOTEL
ADDRESS 90 SOUTH STREET
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES 89/90 EAST STREET
There was formerly a close connection between bakers and brewers, both trades being frequently practised by the same person. In this case it was the occupations of the original owner, Robert Higgett.

In 1856 the Brewer and Baker was used for an inquest. In 1961 it was said to be over 100 years old. It was said to be very roomy with a commodious bar and a fine smoke room and two rooms that the locals had nicknamed ' the horse box ' and ' the donkey box '.

Coventry Evening Telegraph newspaper article from 18th August 1961

Known Licensees are;
1861 Robert Higgett
1868 - 1881 James Hughes
1886 - 1894 Maria Hughes
1896 C. L. Smith
1903 Caroline H. Owen
1905 T. Owen
1909 - 1912 William Edmund Embling
1919 - 1927 A. C. Embling
1929 - 1932 F. J. Toseland
1933 - 1936 A. Haddon
1937 - 1938 G. Ansell
1939 - 1940 A. Smith-James
1957 - 1961 Harold Powell (see above and also Grapes Inn, Warwick Lane 1957)
1960's Jesse Webb (see also at Gas Street Tavern, Gas Street and Hill Cross Tavern, Abbots Lane 1958 - 61)
1981 Patrick Moore
Brewers
1860 Robert Higgit

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