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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 the 1851 census Eliza Ensor is 39 and married to David Ensor, a carpenter. Their son is David. In the 1861 census Eliza Ensor, 48, is a widow and a publican in South Street, with a son David, 22, a carpenter. in 1871 David is a master carpenter employing 2 boys in Spon Street.

In 1850 David Ensor is the licensee of the Beerhouse, Far Gosford Street. This must be the same premises. The only other Ensors in the nieteenth century in the website are;
John Ensor at the Golden Ball, Bishop Street, in 1841
William Ensor at the New Inn in Longford in 1874

Known Licensees are;
1863 David Ensor

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