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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 Stag and Pheasant

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The stag is a male deer - especially a red deer - in its prime, i.e. in its fifth year. This name is probably a reference to country sports, viz. hunting.

In 1913 the pub was owned by Phipps of Northampton and their tenant was Frank Stringer, Chairman of Coventry City Football Club. By 1982 it was owned by Arden Taverns who did a chic and stylish renovation with a 1920's theme.

Coventry Evening Telegraph clipping from about September 1961

Known Licensees are;
1835 Thomas Glaze
1841 - 1850 Charles Addington & baker
1863 William Rowley & farmer
1866 Matthew Dalton & plumber, painter & glazier
1874 Robert Payne
1876 - 1880 Arthur Lucas
1888 Mrs. Mary Lucas
1892 - 1905 John Warner
1909 - 1912 George Moore
1913 - 1953 Frank Stringer
1953 - 1961 John Stringer (son)
1961 onwards Frederick. W. J. Taylor (see clipping above, see also Prince of Wales, Thomas Street)

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