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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 Garrick and Shakespeare

NAME GARRICK AND SHAKESPEARE
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Later SHAKESPEARES HEAD
ADDRESS MUCH PARK STREET
David Garrick, the great Shakespearian actor, was born in 1717 and died in 1779. I wonder, did he ever play Coventry ?

Six messuages or tenaments were sold in 1783 at the Garrick and Shakespeare. It is thought to have become the Shakespeares head c1790
Known Licensees are;
1783 Edward Berry Freckleton

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