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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

newspaper clipping

Coventry Evening Telegraph clipping from mid-1961. The pub would be gone only 3 years later

ADDRESS 172 LOCKHURST LANE, FOLESHILL

THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY

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FROM TO KNOWN AS
1841 BEERHOUSE
1841 1997 ROSE INN
1997 2004 LOCKHURST TAVERN

This pub has stood on Lockhurst Lane, Foleshill, since around 1841 when it first appeared in Pigot's Directory and the Census of that year. At this time it was a simple beerhouse so it is safe to assume that it opened soon after the passing of the Beerhouse Act of 1830. It was owned by Thomas Stringer and remained in the same cottage premises for over a century, becoming a Flowers owned pub along the way.

in the 1841 census William Dalton is 45, a watchmaker in Carpenters Lane ( i.e. Lockhurst Lane ). In 1851 William Dalton is 55, still a watchmaker in Lockhurst Lane. His son, Matthew, is 17. In the 1861 census William is 66 and still a watchmaker in Lockhurst Lane whilst Matthew is 27 and a painter and glazier also in Lockhurst Lane but not the same household. In 1871 William is now 79, still a watchmaker in Lockhurst Lane whist Matthew is a painter and paper hanger in Lockhurst ane, still in a seperate household. This doesn't sem to fit in with the licensees I have got fron other directories!

Known Licensees at the BEERHOUSE are;
1841 Thomas Stringer
1845 William Dalton & butcher
1863 Matthew Dalton & plumber

Known Licensees at the ROSE INN are;
1841 - 1845 Thomas Stringer
1850 William Sidwell
1861 Elizabeth Sidwell
1868 - 1874 William Gilbert
1876 - 1880 Mrs. Elizabeth Gilbert
1888 - 1903 Robert Dalton
1905 - 1924 William T. Cooper
1926 - 1940 F. H. Rider
to c1955 John Kerr (see clipping above)
c1955 - 1964 Horace William Talbot (see clipping above)
1984 Dave Radburn
c1990 - 1996 James Miekle

Owners
1931 - 1940 Flowers
1984 Whitbread
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The newer abandoned Rose prior to demolition

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