title artwork
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 Phoenix Hotel

photo

The Dunchurch Highway (A45) in the foreground, looking towards the Chinese restaurant which opened in 2003 in the former Phoenix public house on the corner of Broad Lane. Photo © Copyright E Gammie and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

NAME PHOENIX HOTEL
ADDRESS 583 FLETCHAMSTEAD HIGHWAY
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES BROAD LANE

THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY

See all available records HERE

FROM TO KNOWN AS
1937 1969 PHOENIX HOTEL
1969 1972 HAPPY FRENCHMAN
1972 2003 NEW PHOENIX

This name probably refers to the Phoenix on Coventry's coat of arms. But surely this wasn't added to the coat of arms until after the Second World War? Yet the Phoenix is listed in directories from 1939/40 to 1966!

The pub opened in 1937 and became the HAPPY FRENCHMAN in 1969, the NEW PHOENIX in June 1972, then back to the PHOENIX. Since 2003 it has been the Wing Wah, a Chinese restaurant

Website Content © 2015 Real Ale Rambles. All rights reserved.
Credits and Copyrights for photos and images have been given where possible. We apologise for any omissions

HTML5 Powered with CSS3 / Styling, Device Access, Graphics, 3D & Effects, Multimedia, Performance & Integration, and Semantics logo

Website Design © 2015 Go Graphix.