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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 Three Jolly Weavers

st johns street

Much Park Street 1912


Jolly suggests someone who is of lively and happy disposition, jovial, laughing as someone does when slightly, but pleasantly, intoxicated. In earlier times it also meant healthy and well developed or splendid. It was also used, as new, as an admiring intensifier. Something could be described as good, or more forcefully as jolly good. Weaving played a vital part in the city's economy in the Middle Ages.

In 1756 four soldiers were billeted here

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