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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 Crown Inn

ADDRESS 71 & 73 BROAD STREET. See 1913 map of Warwickshire above.
Well over 500 pubs have this name, reflecting the popularity of an inn sign that has been used for some six hundred years. It is a simple visual symbol, easy to illustrate and easy to recognise whilst at the same time it demonstrates loyalty to the reigning monarch. By 1931 this was simply described as a beer retailer - I guess just an off-license.
Known Licensees are;
1919 Charles Edward Thomas
1921 - 1922 F. B. Bates
1924 C. H. Garby
1926 - 1929 E. Venn

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