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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.

King George the Fourth

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NAME KING GEORGE THE FOURTH
ALTERNATIVE NAMES GEORGE IV
ADDRESS FLEET STREET

It is somewhat surprising that a number of pubs have been named after this king. When George III died his son the Prince Regent ascended to the throne as George IV ( 1762 - 1830 ). He was a ' dedicated follower of fashion ' and exuded both charm and culture so he earned the title ' the first gentleman of England '. However, he was not a particularly popular monarch and did not provide leadership for his subjects. ' His ministers found his behaviour selfish, unreliable and irresponsible '. George IV ruled from 1820 to 1830.

This is how the pub better kown as the GEORGE IV was styled on the Board of Health map of 1851

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