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 Old Duke William of Cumberland and Birmingham House
Prince William Augustus, 1721 - 1765, was a younger son of George II and Caroline of Ansbach. He is best known for his role in putting down the Jacobite Rebellion at the Battle of Culloden in 1746 and as such is known as 'Butcher' Cumberland. After Culloden, he went on to a largely unsuccessful military career and following the French occupation of Hanover in the Seven Years War from 1757, he never held active military command again, devoting himself to politics and horse racing.
Painting by Sir Joshua Reynold
OLD DUKE WILLIAM OF CUMBERLAND AND BIRMINGHAM HOUSE