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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.

Beerhouse

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The Swanswell

ADDRESS LEICESTER STREET

THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY

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FROM TO KNOWN AS
1835 1841 SWANSWELL COTTAGE INN
1841 BEERHOUSE
? 1963 SWANSWELL COTTAGE INN

In the 1841 census the only Thomas Eaves is 65 and a ribbon weaver in Bishop Gate Green. In 1851 there is a Thomas Eaves aged 41 and a publican in Spon Street. In 1861 he is 51 and a victualler in Hill Street. By 1871 he is 61 and a licensed victualler at the Newdigate Arms, 11 Hill Street.

This is the SWANSWELL COTTAGE INN, 44 Leicester Street as in 1850 Thomas Eaves is the licensee there

Known Licensees at the BEERHOUSE are;
1841 Thomas Eaves

Known Licensees at the SWANSWELL COTTAGE are;
1835 William Bellamy

1850 Thomas Eaves
1861 Samuel Russell
1868 - 1874 Isaac Molesworth & hairdresser
1879 John Beet
1886 J. Greenway
1890 - 1893 J. O. Sidwell
1894 - 1896 Mrs E. M. Sidwell
1903 J. B. Farr
1905 F. G. Hewitt
1909 George H. Twigger
1911 - 1913 William H. L. Masters
1919 - 1927 Alfred Harris
1931 - 1932 H. Heath
1933 - 1938 H. Horne
1939 - 1940 Mary Horne
mid to late 1950's Frank James Allen (see also Cottage, St Johns Street and Hand and Heart, Far Gosford Street
1961 Eric Stout

Owners
1961 Ansells
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