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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 Malt Shovel


A postcard featuring Lady Herbert's Garden but providing a rare photographic view of Chauntry Place along the left edge of the gardens. Photo courtesy of Rob Orland


A malt shovel is a utensil used to turn grain in a maltings. It is used as a common representation of brewing.

In the Coventry Standard of 14 June and 12th July 1861, this pub was advertised to let.

Known Licensees are;
1850 - 1851 Charles Wells

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