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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 Half Moon Inn

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NAME HALF MOON INN
ALTERNATIVE NAMES BEERHOUSE
ADDRESS 61 YARDLEY STREET
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES 62 YARDLEY STREET, 9 WELLINGTON STREET
In 1850 this was the BEERHOUSE, Yardley Street or Beerhouse, High Street, Newtown

In 1940 this pub was bombed and on its site the Corporation built a 10 storey block of flats.
Known Licensees are;
1868 - 1871 Daniel Gilbert
1874 T. Russell
1879 - 1886 Joseph Pritchard ( or James )
1890 - 1891 George Barson
1893 - 1913 William John Kaye
1919 George Kaye
1921 - 1924 E. T. Morgan
1926 - 1938 A. P. Piggott

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1850 See BEERHOUSE, Yardley Street, Hillfields

28.8.1878 LJ VOL 1 P36 HALF MOON, Yardley Street Alehouse
Owner : Daniel Gilbert, 60 Yardley Street
later John Kaye, Five Ways Tavern, Harnall Lane
later Harriett Kaye, 61 Yardley Street
Licensee Joseph Pritchard
11.11,1886 TOL to William John Kaye

1887 COC P54 Cov Times Inn signs

1906 OS Map

1940 Citypubs 45 Bombed during the war, on the site the Corporation built a 30 storey block of flats.

LICENSEES

1868 Buchanan D. Gilbert

23.11.1868 Lantern Daniel Gilbert

1871 Census Daniel Gilbert 62 yo b Stoke, Coventry m Ann, 41 & 2d, 1g

1874 C&B T. Russell
1878 LJ VOL 1 P36 Joseph Pritchard
1879 Stevens Joseph Pritchard

1881 C&B Joseph Pritchard

1886 C&B Joseph Pritchard
1886 LJ VOL 1 P36 William John Kaye
1890/91 R&G Joseph Pritchard ( this seems out of place )

1893 Reporter W. J. Kaye

1894 R&G W. J. Kaye

1896 R&G W. J. Kaye
1898 LJ VOL 1 P36 William John Kaye
1903 R&G W. J. Kaye

1905 R&G W. J. Kaye

1909 R&G W. J. Kaye

1911/12 Spennell William John Kaye

1912/13 Spennell William John Kaye

1919 Spennell George Kaye

1924 P. James E. T. Morgan

1926/27 P. James A. P. Piggott

1931/32 P. James A. P. Piggott

1933/34 P. James A. P. Piggott

1935/36 P. James A. P. Piggott

1937/38 P. James A. P. Piggott

OWNERS

1878 LJ VOL 1 P36 Daniel Gilbert, 60 Yardley Street
later LJ VOL 1 P36 John Kaye, Five Ways Tavern, Harnall Lane
later LJ VOL 1 P36 Harriett Kaye, 61 Yardley Street
1898 LJ VOL 1 P36 Harriett Kaye, 61 Yardley Street

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