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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 Hotel

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NAME CROWN HOTEL
ADDRESS 96 KING WILLIAM STREET

THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY

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FROM TO KNOWN AS
1841 BEERHOUSE, 98 King William Street
1845 1896 PRIMROSE HILL TAVERN
1903 1940 CROWN HOTEL
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.

To 1896 this was the PRIMROSE HILL TAVERN. In 1935 & 1936 it advertised 'M&B's ales and stouts. Spirits and cigars. New and old customers always welcome.'
Known Licensees are;
1903 - 1905 Arthur W. Edge
1909 - 1912 James Henry Judd
1912 - 1913 Edwin Arnett
1919 A. C. Maiden
1921 - 1926 Frederick Parker
1924 - 1934 L. J. Throssell
1935 - 1936 A. J. Allen
1937 - 1940 A. Hunt

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