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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 Roebuck

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Little Park Street

NAME ROEBUCK
ADDRESS LITTLE PARK STREET
THIS PREMISES WAS KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1477 1756 ROEBUCK
1756 1760 HIND
1776 1793 GOLDEN HART
? ? WHITE ROSE
1793 1859 ROEBUCK

The roebuck is the male of the roe deer, the small species of spotted deer in England.

This pub was said to be the meeting house of the Lancastrians in the time of Henry IV during the War of the Roses. it is thought to date back to at least c1447.

In Mary Dormer Harris's 'Life in an Old English Town' this is one of the famous old inns of Coventry although she says that it was formerly the WHITE ROSE, of later years THE ROEBUCK in Little Park Street. The name White Rose hardly fits with its being a Lancastrian meeting place.

Known Licensees at the ROEBUCK are;
1833 - 1835 William Randle
1841 William Oakes
1850 - 1861 William Smith

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