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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 Hare and Squirrel

This name is a rather odd combination of symbols. Perhaps it is just meant to convey a pastoral impression.

The Hare and Squirrel was said by Alderman Hewitt to be 'the first house on coming into the city'. Here in 1764 he arrested Richard Swift, a notorious highwayman, who had been tried at the Old Bailey but escaped the gallows in return for volunteering evidence.

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