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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 Reindeer

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Well Street

NAME REINDEER
ADDRESS 47 WELL STREET

THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY

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FROM TO KNOWN AS
1773 1906 REINDEER
1841 BEERHOUSE, Well Street

The name 'Reindeer' derives from the reins used when the animal is drawing a sledge. The reindeer's magnificent antlers make it a distinctive sign, thought these daysto have a sentimental Father Christmas image.

In 1840 the Coventry Standard mentions a wager between Mr Oakes, landlord of the Reindeer and Mr East of the George, Little Park Street. In the 1871 Census, this pub is placed at High Street, Coventry.

This pub closed in 1906

Known Licensees are;
1840 Mr Oakes
1845 J. Seekerson
1850 - 1851 Samuel Slater
1861 William Randle
1868 - 1891 Benjamin Read, warehouseman and licensed victualler
1893 - 1903 J. G. Suddens
1905 Mrs. F. Suddens
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DICT PN The name derives from the reigns used when it is drawing a sledge. The animal's magnificent antlers make it a very distinctive sign, though it now has rather a sentimental Father Christmas image.

14.2.1773 JA34 JCM Lease notice for the Reindeer, Well Street

See BEERHOUSE, Well Street, Seekerson

21.8.1840 JA16 CS Mention of a wager between Mr Oakes landlord of this pub and Mr East, landlord of the George, Little Park Street

1851 Source 49 Board of Health Map

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P38 REINDEER, New Street ( incorrect - Well St ) Alehouse
Owner : Benjamin Read
later Northampton Brewing Co Ltd
Licensee : Benjamin Read
22.5.1891 TOL to James Garvey Suddens

1906 JA16 Closed

LICENSEES

1840 JA16 CS Mr oakes

1845 Kelly J. Seekerson

1850 CS Samuel Slater

1851 Census Samuel Slater 54 yo b St Nicholas, Warwick alone

1861 Census William Randle 51 yo b Bedworth m Ann, 34 & 4d, 1s, 4 lodgers

1868 Buchanan B. Read

1871 Census Benjamin Read 44 yo warehouseman & licensed victualler

1874 C&B B. Read [ b Coventry m Mary A., 44 & 4d, 3s
1878 LJ Vol 1 P38 Benjamin Read
1879 Stevens Benjamin Read

1881 C&B B. Read

1886 C&B B. Read

1890/91 C&B B. Read
1891 LJ Vol 1 P38 Benjamin Read
1891 LJ Vol 1 P38 James Garvey Suddens
1893 Reporter J. G. Suddens

1894 R&G J. G. Suddens

1896 R&G J. G. Suddens

1903 R&G J. G. Suddens

1905 R&G Mrs F. Suddens

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P38 Benjamin Read
later LJ Vol 1 P38 Northampton Brewing Co Ltd
1898 LJ Vol 1 P38 Northampton Brewing Co Ltd

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