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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 Devonshire Arms

This name reflects the extensive estates owned locally by the Dukes of Devonshire.

Violets and primroses grew in profusion over the fields where the pub now stands. It opened in 1939 and in 1940 permission was granted to hold the Sunday School of St Mary Magdalene in the upstairs room. This must have been a wartime expediency. In 1985 it was said that the lounge was decorated with gnarled beams and clotted cream walls, quite a contrast to the functional red brick exterior.

Known Licensees are;
1939 Arthur Taylor
1955 - 1957 Jack W. Guest & John Harris
1960 - 1961 B. L. Wilner
1962 L. W. Brown
1985 Nora Mulhall
2015 Amanda Alcock


1982 Mitchells & Butlers

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