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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 Parkgate Hotel

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NAME PARKGATE HOTEL
ADDRESS LOCKHURST LANE
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES PARKGATE ROAD

THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY

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FROM TO KNOWN AS
1845 1910 PARKGATE TAVERN, Lockhurst Lane
1910 2012 PARKGATE HOTEL / INN, Parkgate Road
2012 present NEW PARKGATE HOTEL, Parkgate Road

This pub was named after a gate in the Abbott of Coventry's hunting park of Whitmore Park. It is mentioned as early as 1750. Parkgate Road was once a coaching route and it still contains a few Georgian cottages along with the hotel. The present hotel is the result of a major rebuilding in 1890 after a fire so that only the kitchen and storerooms to the rear are originaland it only became a public house in 1912 when the license of the PARKGATE TAVERN in Lockhurst lane was transferred here.

In the early 20th century it was a simple ale house, frequented by heavy-drinking miners. I remember it in the 1960's as a multi roomed boozer with sawdust on the floor in the bar.

In 1977 the pub was swapped from M&B to Courage, later being bought by Manns and becoming an Arden Tavern. In the 1980's it was modernised, the lawn was large and neatly clipped and geese and ducks were kept, quite a delightful place for children. The birds had a particular liking for smoky bacon crisps.

Known Licensees at the PARKGATE TAVERN are;
1845 - 1850 Joseph Hall
1863 Charles Russell
1874 Mary Ann Watts
1881 W. Leeson
1900 - 1912 Thomas Gossage

Known Licensees at the PARKGATE HOTEL are;
1924 John James Robinson
1929 T. Busby
1931 - 1932 H. Madeley
1933 - 1934 T. R. Kibbler
1935 - 1936 O. A. Joyce
1937 - 1940 D. Hodgetts
1979 - 1986 Charley & Ann Platt

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