The Nugget, a very large art deco styled building from 1938 which was built in anticipation of housing development on Coundon Wedge, which never happened, so the pub seems something of a white elephant.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||BEERHOUSE. SKY BLUE TAVERN|
|ADDRESS||COUNDON GREEN CV6 2AL|
THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY
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|1966||1979||SKY BLUE TAVERN|
Between 1861 and 1926 this was the BEERHOUSE, Coundon. In the 1861 census Thomas Green is a labourer and beer house keeper in Coundon. In 1871 he is a labourer publican, Coundon Green
It has been said that this pub started with the proceeds from a golden nugget from the Californian goldfields in the 19th century. However, since it was a beerhouse between 1874 and 1926, it is difficult to see where a nugget could have been of any use. It is also said that the pub was a starting point for drovers on their way to Coventry.
The present very grand building was built a short distance from the Nugget's original location opposite Northbrook Road. In 1966 it was renamed SKY BLUE TAVERN for a while (after the Coventry FC team) and then brought back to the NUGGET in 1979.
1861 - 1888 Thomas Green & farm manager
1892 Mrs Elizabeth Green
1900 Henry Green
1904 - 1908 Edward William Cowpe Pendleton
1912 Mrs Edward William Cowpe Pendleton
1926 John Shirley
1935 - 1940 J. G. Shirley
c1942 - 1944 Albert Arnold (also at Three Horseshoes, Stoney Stanton Road from 1944 - 51 and Windmill, Spon Street from 1952 - 60)
1957 - 1960 and onwards Leslie Wilson (see above, see also Raglan Tavern, Raglan Street)
1982 The Tarbotton family
2014 to present Phillip Burford
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