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.
In the 1841 census John Beers is a publican in Spon Street. In 1851 he is 44 and a brewer in Thomas Street. In 1861 he is 54 and still a brewer in Thomas Street. In 1871 there are no matching records.
In 1868 and 1869 John Beers is at the Brewers Arms in Craven Street, whilst in 1874 we have a J. beers at the Shamrock in Sherbourne Street.