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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 Bricklayers Arms

This is a common name just recalling the occupation of the owner. It is first mentioned in 1859 when it was used for an inquest. Until 1913 this pub only had an on-beerhouse license. It is also known to have brewed until 1920. It was bought by Phipps of Northampton in 1903 for £2125 from Mrs Sidwell. Cash was also paid for the brewing plant. The adjoining house was also bought from Mrs Picton for £330 and it was extended into the pub c1907 - 1914. This is a back street local, well away from the main Stoney Stanton Road.
Known Licensees are;
1859 Henry Perry
1879 Edward Aiers
1893 - 1896 Mary Aiers
1903 Amos Aiers
1903 Amos Aiers
1905 - 1907 George Sidwell
1911 - 1929 Mrs Mary Anne Sidwell
1931 - 1940 T. Richardson
1960's Stan Strong (see below)
to 1902 Mary Aiers
1902 - 1910 George Sidwell
1910 - 1920 Mrs Mary Anne Sidwell

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Name This is a common name recalling the occupation.

24.6.1859 JA CS Used for an inquest
Licensee Henry Perry

9.11.1890 LJ Vol 1 P62 CROMWELL STREET, Red Lane Beerhouse On
Owner : Mary Aiers
Licensee : Mary Aiers

1912 OS Map

to1912/13 R&G/Spennell On Beerhouse

to 1920 Friedrich Home Brewery

c1930 Red Lane P94/95 Photo and reminiscences

22.2.1963 Citypubs 87

1982 WRAG3 A back street local with good beer and facilities. The pub caters for all tastes and is well worth searching for.

Source 17 Phipps Estates Ledger C P118

Phipps Estates Ledger D P274
Bricklayers Arms Beerhouse
Bricklaters Arms, 26 & 28 Cromwell Street, Coventry
Bought of A ........ October 1903 for £ 2125
Rent & 60
2.6.1911 Cash Mrs Sidwell for brewing plant
Page 275
House adjoining Bricklayers Arms
Bought of Mrs Picton 12.1903 £ 330
Extended into pub c1907 - 14


1859 JA CS Henry Perry
1871 Census Edward Aiers Beerhouse, Cromwell Street
1879 Stevens Edward Aiers
1890 LJ Vol 1 P62 Mary Aiers
1893 Reporter Mary Aiers

1894 R&G Mary Aiers

1896 R&G Mrs M. Aiers On beerhouse license
1898 LJ Vol 1 P62 Mary Aiers
1903 R&G Amos Aiers On beerhouse license

1905 R&G George Sidwell On beerhouse license

1907 R&G George Sidwell On beerhouse license

1911/12 Spennell Mrs M. A. Sidwell On beerhouse license

1912/13 Spennell Mrs Sidwell On beerhouse license

1919 Spennell Mrs Sidwell Public house

1921/22 Spennell Mrs Sidwell

1924 P. James Mrs Sidwell

1926/27 P. James Mrs Sidwell

1929 P. James Mrs Sidwell

1931/32 P. James T. Richardson

1933/34 P. James T. Richardson

1935/36 P. James T. Richardson

1937/38 P. James T. Richardson

1939/40 P. James T. Richardson

1955/56 Barrett Not listed in street section

1957 Barrett Not listed in street section

1960 Barrett Not listed in street section

1961 Barrett Not listed in street section

1962 Barrett Not listed in street section

1966 Barrett


to 1902 Friedrich Mary Aiers
1902 Friedrich George Sidwell
1910 Friedrich George Sidwell
1910 Friedrich Mary Anne Sidwell
1914 WB P20 Mary Anne Sidwell
1920 WB P20 Mary Anne Sidwell
1920 Friedrich Mary Anne Sidwell


1890 LJ Vol 1 P62 Mary Aiers
1898 LJ Vol 1 P62 Mary Aiers

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