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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 Spread Eagle


Stoke Pool, pre-war


This pub is mentioned in newspaper advertisements twice, in 1778 and 1835

An eagle with its wings spread out was established as an emblem by the Romans. it is associated with many countries including Austria, Germany, Russia, Spain and France and with the bald eagle, U.S.A. british noble families adopted the spread eagle in their coats of arms after service in such countries, e.g. Viscount Montague in Hampshire and the Hoares in Wiltshire.

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