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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.



In 1841 Jonathan Bray was 75, a publican in Gosford Street. In 1851 he was 86, a retired brewer and victualler, living with William Bray, 56, a brewer and victualler in Gosford Street. By 1871 William Bray, 66, was a baker in West Orchard

This is the Griffin in Gosford Street.

Jonathan Bray was licensee there in 1841 and William Bray followed from 1850 to 1851

Known Licensees are;
1835 Jonathan Bray

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