Coventry Standard clipping from December 9th 1960
|NAME||HERTFORD TAVERN, HERTFORD ARMS|
|ADDRESS||20 HERTFORD PLACE|
|ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES||1 JUNCTION STREET|
THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY
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|1850||1868||BEERHOUSE, 20 Hertford Place|
|Did the name come from the Earls of Hertford ?
In 1840 an inquest took place at the hertford Arms, whilst in 1850 it was listed as the BEERHOUSE, Hertford Place.
The pub was rebuilt in 1939. It is said that for many years it was called the Hertford Arms and became the Tavern on its sale from Ind Coope to Ansells. On its rebuilding its cellar was found to be of 'great age'. In 1962 the surrounding houses had been demolished to make way for the Butts Radial Spur and for redevelopement. Yet the pub remained until 1986, when, Ansells having spent a fortune on the lounge of the nearby Hen and Chickens, decided that the Hertford was redundant.
It is now ironically a marriage guidance councilling centre.
Known Licensees at the BEERHOUSE are;
Known Licensees at the HERTFORD ARMS are;
? Ind Coope
Name From Earls of Hertford
1840 JA Inquest at Hertford Arms, Hertford Place.
1850 Lascelles See BEERHOUSE, Hertford Place.
Lascelles - Ann Cox, Beerhouse, Hertford Place
1851 Source 49 Board of Health Map
28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P45 HERTFORD TAVERN, Hertford Place Alehouse
Owner : Abraham Randall, Spon End
later Ind Coope & Co
Licensee Charles Felix Testot
17.4.1890 TOL to Eliza Phillips
7.12.1893 TOL to James George Oldfield
1939 Citypubs 21 Rebuilt
1962 Citypubs 21 A pub in Hertford Place, Coventry, which for many years was known as the Hertford Arms, is now known as the Hertford Tavern. Its name was corrected as the result of an examination of the deeds when it changed hands from Ind Coope to Ansells.
The history of the pub is unknown, but there are evidences in the cellar of its old age. In 1939 the brewery had it practically rebuilt. It seems a pity it may have to be demolished.
The houses around are empty and awaiting complete demolition by the Corporation to make way for modern developmenmt.
1985 Pubsdrawl 140 Spartan, one-roomed pub withjust two pool tables to beak up the uncluttered surface of the tiled floor. To be closed in Feb 1986 as it is too close to the Hen & Chickens, where they've just spent a fortune.
1986 1000 Years Closed 1986
[ ( pub not named )
1851 Census Ann Cox 60 licensed victualler & 1d, 1 lodger, Hertford Place
1861 Census Ann Cox 70 victualler b Stoneleigh & 1s, 1 sons wife at
23.11.1868 Lantern Ann Cox Arms [ 1 Junction Street ( pub not named )
1871 Census Felix Tester
1874 C&B C. F. Testot
1878 LJ Vol 1 P45 Charles Felix Testot
1879 Stevens Mrs Lucy Testot
1881 C&B C. F. Testot
1890 LJ Vol 1 P45 Charles Felix Testot
1890 LJ Vol 1 P45 Eliza Phillips
1893 Reporter Eliza Phillips
1893 LJ Vol 1 P45 Eliza Phillips
1893 LJ Vol 1 P45 James George Oldfield
1894 R&G J. G. Oldfield
1896 R&G J. G. Oldfield
1898 LJ Vol 1 P45 James George Oldfield
1903 R&G J. G. Oldfield Arms
1905 R&G J. G. Oldfield
1909 R&G J. Oldham
1911/12 Spennell James Oldham
1912/13 Spennell James Oldham
1919 Spennell J. Oldham Arms Hotel
1921/22 Spennell J. Oldham " "
1924 P. James J. Oldham " "
1926/27 P. James F. Ward
1929 P. James W. E. Thornton
1931/32 P. James W. E. Thornton
1933/34 P. James W. E. Thornton
1935/36 P. James W. E. Thornton
1937/38 P. James G. Cooke
1939/40 P. James G. Cooke
1958 Citypubs 21 D. Cooke
to 1962 Citypubs Cyril Browns
to c1985 Pubscrawl 140 Paddy Swift
1985 Ansells Mr P. J. Carey Tennant
1985 Pubscrawl 140 Paddy Carey Builder & glazier
28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P45 Abraham Randall, Spon End
later LJ Vol 1 P45 Ind Coope & Co
1898 LJ Vol 1 P45 Ind Coope & Co
? Citypubs 21 Ansells.
? Citypubs 21 Ind Coope
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