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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 Fleece

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NAME FLEECE
ADDRESS 305 ARMFIELD ROAD, FOLESHILL
THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1781 1820 FLEECE, Foleshill
1801 c1994 GOLDEN FLEECE, GOLDEN FLEECE HOTEL
1845 BEERHOUSE, Courthouse Green
1876 BEERHOUSE, Hall Green
This is mentioned in a marriage settlement of 1820.

From 1841 see the GOLDEN FLEECE, although it is refered to as the Golden Fleece as early as 1801 and the Fleece continued to be used as a shortened version of the name. For example, in the 18th October 1871 edition of Jobsons Coventry Mercury the Fleece in Bell Green is to let.

Known Licensees at the GOLDEN FLEECE are;
1841 William Hewitt

  Known Licensees at the BEERHOUSE, Courthouse Green are;
1845 John Bradford
1850 - 1866 John Bradford
1868 - 1871 John ( Joseph ) Chandler
1874 - 1876 James Bunn
 
  Known Licensees at the BEERHOUSE, Hall Green are;
1876 William Ball
1879 - 1880 William Ball
1888 Mrs Selina Ball
1892 - 1904 Joseph Eaton
1908 - 1924 Albert Edgar Makepeace
1931 - 1934 J. Stafford
1935 - 1936 A. J. Bolsbridge
1937 - 1938 W. Lomas
1939 - 1940 A. H. Webb
1960 L. H. Spear & Sidney Cook
1961 - 1962 Sidney Cook
 

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