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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 George Inn

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NAME GEORGE I
ADDRESS 16 FLEET STREET
THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1606 1716 GEORGE INN
1720 c1835 GEORGE I
c1835 1964 GEORGE IV
George I ruled from 1714 to 1727. Before 1714 he was Duke of Brunswick-Luneberg and Elector of Hanover. His claim to the throne was that his mother was the daughter of Elizabeth of Bohemia, eldest daughter of James I.

This pub appears to have changed its name as George succeeded George on the throne. Previously it was just the GEORGE; from c1835 it was the GEORGE IV.
Known Licensees for the GEORGE I are;
1720 Charles Higgington
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