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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 Royal Sailor

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About 1912

NAME ROYAL SAILOR
ADDRESS FAR GOSFORD STREET

THIS PREMISES HAS BEEN KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY

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FROM TO KNOWN AS
1863 1872 ROYAL SAILOR, ROYAL BRITISH SAILOR
1874 1927 CRICKETERS ARMS

William IV (1765 - 1837) was the third son of George III. He joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman in 1779 and was soon a captain. He frequently disobeyed the orders of his superiors and violated the rules of discipline so he was not allowed to command a ship. He was nevertheless promoted by 1801 to the rank of Admiral of the Fleet.

The Royal Sailor is first mentioned in Kelly's Directory of 1863 and last mentined in the Coventry herald and Observer od 1872.

This pub is thought to have become the CRICKETERS

Licensees
1863 William Kimberley
1866 William King
1866 Ellen Short
1868 J. H. Gardner
1872 Thomas Smith
1872 Arthur Friswell

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