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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.

The Chace

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NAME CHACE
ADDRESS LONDON ROAD
This was built as a private residence by Dr. Charles Webb Iliffe in 1897, just before his retirement. Iliffe had been a doctor, Tory M.P. for Coventry, county coroner and poor law director. He was also a member of the family that established the Coventry Evening Telegraph (Midland Daily Telegraph at that date). I don't know where the name 'The Chace' came from but presumably it was a local geographic feature. The house was built with mock timber framing and was converted to a hotel in 1930 when under the ownership of Gertrude Williams. From 1937 to 1940 it was advertised as fully licensed with 18 rooms, AA- and, RAC-rated and a garage for 20 cars.
Known Licensees are;
1933 - 1934 Mrs. Gertrude P. Williams
1960 - 1962 E. I. Cadmore
Owners
1930 - 1967 Mrs. Gertrude P. Williams

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