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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 Dun Cow

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NAME DUN COW
ALTERNATIVE NAMES DUN COW RIB
ADDRESS 19 - 21 CROSS CHEAPING
The dun cow is a legendary beast from local stories, said to have lived on Dunsmore Heath, between Coventry and Rugby. It is said to have been gogantic and to have been slain by Guy of Warwick.

I have not encoutered this pub in any of the directories I have consulted from 1822. However, it appears frequently in 'Nat Alcock's Coventry Streets - West Orchard and the Sherbourne'. In this he states that a back block was added in 1798 and part to the rear was detached in 1839. He also mentions a stable and brewhouse belonging to the pub. In 1776 the stable block was replaced and in 1789 and 1861 there was a rebuilding of the main part of the pub.
Owners:
1694 - 1698 Benjamin Wright & Margaret Hobson
1700 - c1727 Thomas Chalkley
1727 John Vassall to
1776 J. Hewitt from
1776 William, John & Anne Osborne

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