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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

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NAME CROWN INN
ALTERNATIVE NAMES OLD CROWN
ADDRESS CUCKOO LANE
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES BAYLEY LANE?
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.

According to Poole, 'The road from Hay Lane towards Hill Top between the two churches was formerly known as 'Cuckoo Lane', in which stood the old Crown Inn, which was pulled down in 1783 - 84 and the site added to St. Michael's church yard.

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