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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 Sovereign

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NAME HALF SOVEREIGN
ALTERNATIVE NAMES later WOODMAN
ADDRESS CHARTER AVENUE
This name comes from a coin. The half sovereign was Britain's standard gold coin from 1817 to 1917, with a value of twenty shillings, i.e one pound.

This pub was built by Thornley Kelsey of Radford Semele, their only pub in Coventry. On Thornleys being taken over by Davenports it became a Davenports pub, with a very comprehensive Davenports off licence occupying part of the site.

c1990 it was renamed the WOODMAN
Known Licensees are;
1983 Susan Aubrey

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