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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 Trumpet

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Spon End in the 1920s

NAME HORSE AND TRUMPET
ADDRESS SPON END
I imagine that this is a reference to coaching, the coach horn being the trumpet. In 1756 6 soldiers were billeted here. In 1762 it became a depot for wagons carrying parcels to Northamptonshie, Leicestershire and Derbyshire and in 1774 it was advertised for sale.

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