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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 Rose

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West Orchard 1909

NAME ROSE
ADDRESS WEST ORCHARD
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESS MARKET STREET

The rose is the most popular flower used in pub names as it is a national symbol.

The Rose is mentioned in 1856 when the Chauntry Tavern was auctioned there.In 1861 the pub was involved in evidence of the murder by poisoning of Betsy Beamish by her husband.

We have also found mention of a Rose in Market Street in 1716, but if this is the same pub, why the gap to 1856 ?

Known Licensees are;
1861 - 1863 Elizabeth Cox
1863 - 1868 William Fitzhugh

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