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The Hare and Hounds

NAME HARE AND HOUNDS
ADDRESS 60 CASTLE STREET, HILLFIELDS
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES 32 CASTLE STREET, HIGH STREET, HILLFIELDS
The Hare and Hounds opened in 1829. To 1923 this is known to have been a home brew pub. Note the longevity of the Hewitt family - 73 years in charge in total!

It closed on 17th january 1965
Known Licensees are;
1829 Charles Whorrall
1835 - 1845 Thomas Mills
1850 - 1851 Francis Howe(s) Father of Elizabeth Howe, who married William Hewitt
1861 - 1890 William Hewitt
1893 - 1894 Henry Hewitt
1896 Wiliam Hewitt
1903 - 1922 Frank Hewitt
1924 - 1934 Alfred Hewitt Son of Henry Hewitt
1935 - 1940 A. R. Palmer
Brewers;
to 1906 Henry Hewitt
1906 - 1921 Frank Hewitt
1921 - 1923 Alfred Hewitt
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Dict PN A reference to hunting

11.9.1829 JA34 CH&O New public houses

& JA141 Charles Whorrall, Hare & Hounds, Hillfields

1851 Source 49 Board of Health Map - High Street

5.10.1860 JA CH&O Transfer of license from Francis Howes to Abraham Hewitt
Hare & Hounds, High Street, Hillfields

28.8.1878 LJ Vol1 P20 HARE AND HOUNDS, Castle Street Alehouse
Owner :William Inchley, King William Street, Coventry
later William Hewitt, 16 Canterbury Street
Licensee : William Hewitt
28.6.1888 TOL to Henry Hewitt
29.8.1878 fined 20/- & costs Sunday trading

1906 - 1923 Friedrich Home brewery

17.1.1965 Closed

LICENSEES

1829 JA34 & 141 CH&O Charles Whorrall

1835 Pigot Thomas Mills

1841 Census Thomas Mills 56 yo b Wks m Francis, 53 High Street

1845 Kelly T. Mills

1850 Lascelles Francis Howe father of Elizabeth, married to William Hewitt

1851 Census Francis Howes 55 yo victualler & builderemploying 8, b Knowle
1860 JA CH&O Francis Howes
1860 JA CH&O Abraham Hewitt
1861 Census William Hewitt 42 yo b Walsgrave [ m Mary, 50 High Street

1868 Buchanan W. Hewitt

1871 Census William Hewitt

1874 C&B William Hewitt
1878 LJ Vol1 P20 William Hewitt
1879 Stevens William Hewitt

1881 C&B William Hewitt

1886 C&B William Hewitt
1888 LJ Vol1 P20 William Hewitt
1888 LJ Vol1 P20 Henry Hewitt
1890/91 R&G William Hewitt (out of place ! )

1893 Reporter H. Hewitt

1894 R&G Henry Hewitt

1896 R&G William Hewitt
1898 LJ Vol1 P20 Henry Hewitt
1903 R&G Frank Hewitt

1905 R&G Frank Hewitt

1909 R&G Frank Hewitt

1911/12 Spennell F. Hewitt

1912/13 Spennell F. Hewitt

1919 Spennell Frank Hewitt

1921/22 Spennell Frank Hewitt

1924 P. James A. Hewitt ( Also had the Swanswell, son of Henry Hewitt -

1926/27 P. James A. Hewitt [ Source 41 )

1929 P. James A. Hewitt

1931/32 P. James A. Hewitt

1933/34 P. James A. Hewitt

1935/36 P. James A. R. Palmer

1937/38 P. James A. R. Palmer

1939/40 P. James A. R. Palmer

1953 LTSD

BREWERS

1906 Friedrich Henry Hewitt

1906 Friedrich Frank Hewitt

1914 WB P19 Frank Hewitt

1921 WB P19 Frank Hewitt

1921 Friedrich Frank Hewitt

1921 Friedrich Alfred Hewitt

1923 WB P19 Alfred Hewitt

1923 Friedrich Alfred Hewitt

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol1 P20 William Inchley, King William Street, Coventry
later LJ Vol1 P20 William Hewitt, 16 Canterbury Street
1898 LJ Vol1 P20 William Hewitt, 16 Canterbury Street

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