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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 Gosford Park Hotel

The name comes from the fact that the pub is close to Gosford Green.

In 1982 this was described as an old pub with a pleasant atmosphere. It had old Atkinsons windows. Chris Arnott remarked that the smoke room had the highest bar he had ever seen.

I remember going to the Coventry Folk Club here in the late 1960's when the back room got very busy and very smoky. And I'm still alive to tell the tale! On 10th August 1987 the license was withdrawn by the Magistrates, yet the pub is still trading, so they must have issued it eventually.
Known Licensees are;
1911 - 1924 Frederick H. Makepeace
1926 - 1931 C. H. Phillips
1932 - 1936 J. Jackson
1937 - 1938 A. T. H. Courtnell
1939 - 1940 Herbert Joseph Clowes (see also the Hop Pole, Leicester Row and Radford Hotel , Radford Road)
1955 - 1957 John H. Spencer
1960 - 1962 Frederick Clarke
1983 John & Carmel Slevin

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