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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.

La Hyve Inn

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Smithford Street 1939

NAME LA HYVE INN
ALTERNATIVE NAMES HIVE
ADDRESS SMITHFORD STREET
This inn is mentioned in a grant of 1451 by Willaim Derset to William Derset senior of a property opposite the inn called LA HYVE. In modern spelling this would be the HIVE, or Beehive. Circa 1496 the Dorsets (Dersets) were owners of the HALF MOON in Smithford Street.

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