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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 Horse and Jockey

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NAME HORSE AND JOCKEY
ADDRESS HAWKESBURY LANE
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES SOWE, SOWE WEST. BELL GREEN

This is a rather commonplace rural sign.

In 1764 AND 1765 there are records of the Horse and Jockey at Hawkesbury being used for auctions. Then in 1773 there is a sale at the Horse and Jockey at Bell Green, which we can only assume is the same pub. In the 1951 census the licensee is Christopher Tuckey, butcher and publican.

I wonder, is this the same family as the present day Tuckeys who are butchers at Eastern Green? In 1892 this pub was leased by Phillips and Marriott for 21 years for £26 per anum from the Earl of Craven. The rent was paid to Mr Bugess, Hertford Chambers, Coventry and later to the Estate Office, Binley. In 1913 the lease was renewed for a further 21 years for £40 per annum, but in 1916 the license was surrendered for the Foleshill Old Hall.

See also Beerhouse, Walsgrave?

Known Licensees are;
1773 Thomas Lester
1835 Thomas Biggs
1845 Thomas Farndon & tailor
1850 - 1851 Christopher Tuckey & baker & butcher
1871 Samuel Smith
1874 Joseph Hill
1880 Samuel Hackett
1885 - 1900 William West
1901 - 1912 William Bennett
Owners;
1892 - 1916 Earl of Craven

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