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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
ADDRESS EARL STREET
THIS PREMISES WAS KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1426 1426 BELL
1471 1670 CROWN ( High Street / Broadgate / Earl Street )
1779 1779 BELL AND CROWN
1756 1824 GOLDEN HORSE INN ( Bayley Lane )
1828 1841 GOLDEN HORSE ( Earl Street )
A will of William Pitsford the elder dated 1517 mentions a property on the south side of Earl Street between the Crown and Little Park Street.

During the reign of Edward VI (1547 - 1553) reference is made to two houses that adjoin the Crown in Earl Street.

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