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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 INN
ADDRESS 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
This name originally referred to St. George, the patron saint of England ( though he is often coupled with the dragon). Since 1714, George has been a kingly name in England, six different kings having borne it.

A Rental of all the Lands and Tenaments before 1700 refers to Richard Hopkins leasing lands in 1682 including the George Inn. In a will of 1684 Joseph Chambers gives the George Inn which fronts to Fleet Street to the Mayor, Bailiffs and Commonality of Coventry and their successors. Then in 1690 the bounds of the parish of St Michaels mention the George Inn, or at least the dunghill belonging to it! In 1716 the Rental of Guilds and Charities shows a rent out of the George Inn, Fleet Street
Owners;
to 1684 Joseph Chambers
from 1684 Coventry Corporation
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