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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 only William Orton in the area in the 1841 census is a 16 year old living with Joseph orton, 69, at Courthouse Green. However, in 1851 William Orton is 46, a coal dealer and publican in Courthouse Green. By 1861 he has retired and is lodging with Josiah marriott in Foleshill
Known Licensees are; 1845 - 1850 William Orton

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