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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

Prince William  Henry  Coventry
ADDRESS 252 FOLESHILL ROAD
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES OLD LEICESTER ROAD, COVENTRY & HINCKLEY TURNPIKE ROAD
THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1790 PRINCE WILLIAM HENRY
1829 GREEN DRAGON
1835 PRINCE WILLIAM HENRY
1835 1841 BEERHOUSE, Foleshill Road
1841 2005 PRINCE WILLIAM HENRY

There have been various estimates that it dates from 1760 to 1794. it looks to me like a longhouse, that is an early farmhouse, so may be even earlier. it is said that it was originally called the GREEN DRAGON until Prince William Henry stayed here so that afterwards the name was changed to the PRINCE WILLIAM HENRY.

In 1835 and 1841 it is listed as simply the BEERHOUSE, Foleshill.

Known Licensees at the BEERHOUSE are;
1835 William Dalton
1841 Elijah Dalton

Known Licensees at the PRINCE WILLIAM HENRY are;
to 1958 Derek Maynard (see also Tollgate, Holyhead Road)
1958 onwards Robert Rawlinson

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