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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 Chestnut Tree

113-115 Craven Street, Chapelfields, The Chestnut Tree, Coventry
NAME CHESTNUT TREE
ADDRESS CRAVEN STREET

THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY

See all available records HERE

FROM TO KNOWN AS
1861 1971 NEW INN
1971 present CHESTNUT TREE
Until 1971 this was the NEW INN. The present name comes from the large chestnut tree in the back yard. In 1979 this was described as 'a trendy, comfy, pub' and in 1982 'a small popular pub in a good drinking area'.
newspaper clipping

Article from the Coventry Telegraph early 1960s

Known Licensees at the NEW INN are;
1861 Samuel Brown
1868 Mrs. Maria Brown
1871 James L. Cox & watch case springer
1874 G. Godfrey
1879 Mrs. Mary Godfrey
1881 - 1896 Charles Raybon
1903 - 1905 George Fleckner
1909 - 1913 Mrs. Katie Fleckner
1924 - 1932 C. G. L. Spence
1933 - 1934 Mrs. M. E. Spence
1934 - 1938 F. H. Gollings
1937 - 1959 Jack Granville (see clippings above and below)
1960 B. Turrell (see below)
1960's Stanley Wilson (see above, see also Hertford Arms, Far Gosford Street)
map

Town planning map from 1888

newspaper clipping

Clipping from around 1959

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