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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 Drum and Monkey

NAME DRUM AND MONKEY
ADDRESS TED PITTS ALNE, ALLESLEY
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESS HAWKES END, ALLESLEY
ALTERNATIVE NAMES BEERHOUSE Hawkes End
This was an inn until 1878 when it became a private dwelling. It is thought to date back as far as 1683.

The name is said to be a reference to the travelling showmen who toured the country with a monkey that performed tricks on a drum. I have also heard it said that it refers to the powder drum and powder monkey on ancient battle ships.

Just one entry here. In the 1851 census there are no matching records but in 1861 John Faulconbridge is 65, a publican at Hawkes End. His son, also John, is a carpenter. In 1871 John Faulconbridge, 35, is a silk dyer at the Drum and Monkey public house.
Known Licensees are;
1861 John Falconbridge senior
1871 John Falconbridge junior

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