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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 1861 census William Lester is 54 and a silk and worsted weaver at Sowe Village. I n 1871 he is 64 and a beer house keeper at Church End, Stoke.

See also Beerhouse, Stoke.

The only other Lesters recorded in the website are;
John Lester at the Crown, Cook Street 1850 - 1851
E. Lester at the Punch Bowl 1894 - 1909

Known Licensees are;
1879 Joseph Lester & butcher

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