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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

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ADDRESS TILE HILL, WESTWOOD
THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1861   HAWTHORN TREE
1861 1900 BEERHOUSE, Broad Lane
1924 BEERHOUSE, Tile Hill
  c2007 HAWTHORN TREE

I have no further information from the census.

A. C. Chattaway kept the Hawthorn Tree, Broad Lane, from 1932 to 1938. Although Annie Bailey was there from 1923 to 1927, this would seem to be the best fit for this beerhouse.

Known Licensees at the HAWTHORN TREE are;
1900 - 1908 Joseph Sumner ( Summers )
1910 - 1913 A Bailey
1921 - 1922 T. E. Andrew

1923 - 1927 Annie Bailey
1928 - 1932 C. S. Coulson
1932 - 1938 A. C. Chattaway
1938 - 1940 W. Southall
1940 William Speed
1947 Geoffrey Stafford Nelson
1949 - 1956 Neville Abel
1959 Frederick Truelove
1975 - 1982 Jim & Linda Crawford

Known Licensees at the BEERHOUSE, Broad Lane are;
1861 - 1900 Joseph Sumner

Known Licensees at the BEERHOUSE, Tile Hill are;
1924 Frank Chattaway


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