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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.



There are no matching records in the 1841 census. There are four William Reads in Coventry but none live in Tower Street. Is this the Old Tower Tavern?

the only other reference to William read in the website is in 1868 when William Read is at the Shakespeare in Spon Street.

Known Licensees are; 1841 William Read

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