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The Rose and Woodbine Inn

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NAME ROSE AND WOODBINE
ADDRESS 78 STONEY STANTON ROAD
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES HARNALL LANE, HARNALL TERRACE, HILLFIELDS

This name is a combination of the rose, the English national flower, with the woodbine. The name woodbine has been applied to several climbing plants. At one time it was used for the convolvulus and ivy but now it is used for the common honeysuckle. It makes a good pastoral name.

The Rose and Woodbine was built in 1898 but it must have replaced an earlier building. It is in red brick and terracotta with elaborate Dutch gables and a classically styled ground storey. It was restored by Ansells in 1981 at a cost of £70,000 and remained an architectural gem in an area of high rise flats and redevelopment. It had closed by 2010.

Coventry Evening Telegraph clipping from the early 1960s

Known Licensees are;
1850 - 1861 William Watts
1868 - 1881 John Watts
1886 Robert Cooper
1890 - 1896 H. Hornsby
1903 - 1905 F. J. Hibell
1909 J. R. Evans
1911 - 1913 William Edward Coates
1919 - 1922 Frederick Belton Swingler
1924 - 1929 C. S. Melbourne
1931 - 1932 A. Petty
1933 - 1934 W. H. Arnold
1935 - 1940 W. Stout
1955 - 1957 Leonard Feeney
1957 - 1961 and onwards Jack L. Hull (see above)
1982 John Murphy
1985 Mr. J. Brennan
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Dict PN The rose is by far the most popular flower mentioned in pub names, it is a national heraldic symbol. The name woodbine is applied to several climbing plants. In early times it was used for the convolvulus and ivy, it is now most commonly used for the common honeysuckle. A good pastoral name

1851 Source 49 Board of Health Map
Leicester New Road / Harnall Lane

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P47 ROSE AND WOODBINE, Stoney Stanton Road Alehouse
Owner : John Watts
later trustees of above
later Ind Coope & Co
Licensee : John Watts
1.11.1883 TOL to Robert Cooper jnr
25.5.1884 TOL to Amelia Cooper
1.8.1889 TOL to Henry Hornsby
29.7.1897 TOL to Annie Allen
15.4.1898 fined 20/- & costs keeping open

1898 Pubscrawl 25 Rose & Woodbine built ( must have replaced an earlier building ? )

1912 OS Map

1982 Pubscrawl 25 The Rose and Woodbine is a solid Victorian pub built in 1898 and restored by Ansells brewery in 1981 at a cost of some £ 70,000. It is something of an architectural gem in an area dominated by high - rise flats - a building full of character outside and characters inside.

BOC P96 There is another less florid pub, the Rose and Woodbine on Stoney Stanton Road ( 1898 ), in red brick and buff terracotta, with elaborate Dutch gables and a clssically - styled ground floor

2010 news 57 Closed by 2010

LICENSEES

1850 Lascelles William Watts

1861 Census William Watts 63 yo b Stevenage m Elizabeth, 60 & Allen family

1868 Buchanan J. Watts

23.11.1868 Lantern John Watts

1871 Census John Watts 49 yo b Coventry m Elizabeth, 49 & 1 father, 1 boarder

1874 C&B J. Watts
1878 LJ Vol 1 P47 John Watts
1879 Stevens John Watts

1881 C&B J. Watts
1883 LJ Vol 1 P47 John Watts
1883 LJ Vol 1 P47 Robert Cooper jnr
1884 LJ Vol 1 P47 Robert Cooper jnr
1884 LJ Vol 1 P47 Amelia Cooper
1886 C&B Robert Cooper
1889 LJ Vol 1 P47 Amelia Cooper
1889 LJ Vol 1 P47 Henry Hornsby
1890/91 R&G H. Hornsby

1893 Reporter H. Hornsby

1894 R&G H. Hornsby

1896 R&G H. Hornsby
1897 LJ Vol 1 P47 Henry Hornsby
1897 LJ Vol 1 P47 Annie Allen
1898 LJ Vol 1 P47 Annie Allen
1903 R&G F. J. Hibell

1905 R&G F. J. Hibell

1909 R&G J. R. Evans

1911/12 Spennell William Edward Coates

1912/13 Spennell William Edward Coates

1919 Spennell Frederick Belton Swingler

1921/22 Spennell Frederick Belton Swingler

1924 P. James C, S. Melbourne

1926/27 P. James C, S. Melbourne

1929 P. James C, S. Melbourne

1931/32 P. James A. Petty

1933/34 P. James W. H. Arnold

1935/36 P. James W. Stout

1937/38 P. James W. Stout

1939/40 P. James W. Stout

1953 LTSD

1955/56 Barrett Leonard Feeney

1957 Barrett Leonard Feeney
1957 Citypubs 88 Jack L. Hull
1960 Barrett Not listed in street section

1961 Barrett Not listed in street section
1961 Citypubs 88 Jack L. Hull

1962 Barrett Not listed in street section

1966 Barrett

1982 Pubscrawl 25 John Murphy

1985 Ansells Mr J. Brennan

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P47 John Watts
later LJ Vol 1 P47 Trustees of above
later LJ Vol 1 P47 Ind Coope & Co
1898 LJ Vol 1 P47 Ind Coope & Co

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