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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 Shuttles

The Three Shuttles_Howard St_Coventry_Jul10

The Three Shuttles photo by Ian Halsey

This name comes from Coventry's weaving industry. in 1984 it ws 'a solid, spartan, red brick pub'. 
Known Licensees are;
1861 William Edwards
1868 - 1871 David Bonham
1874 William Edwards
1879 - 1894 Thomas Brown
1896 - 1903 Mrs A. Clarke
1905 Mrs A. Woodford
1909 J. Lathbury
1911 - 1913 J. G. T. Bottrill
1919 - 1927 David Jackson
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Name From Coventry's weaving industry

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P14 THREE SHUTTLES, Howard Street Alehouse
Owner : William Edwards
later John Bell & Co Ltd, Burton on Trent
Licensee William Edwards
7.11.1878 TOL to Thomas Brown
25.11.1894 TOL to Agnes Clark
2.4.1883 fined 5/- & costs for keeping open

1887 COC P55 Cov Times Inn signs

1912 OS Map

1977 WRAG1

1979 WRAG2 local estate pub. Music at weekends

1984 Pubscrawl 107 A solid, spartan, red brick pub on Howard Street. Just round the corner from Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital.

1985 CCRAG A plain Victorian local round the back of the hospital.


1861 Census William Edwards 35 yo loom maker & machinist b Derby

1868 Buchanan David Bonham [ m Elizabeth, 37 & 1s

WTC David Bonham

1871 Census David Bonham 40 yo b Foleshill m Mary, 35 & 1s

1874 C&B William Edwards
1878 LJ Vol 1 P14 William Edwards
1878 LJ Vol 1 P14 Thomas Brown
1879 Stevens Thomas Brown

1881 C&B Thomas Brown

1886 C&B Thomas Brown

1890/91 R&G Thomas Brown

1893 Reporter Thomas Brown

1894 R&G Thomas Brown
1894 LJ Vol 1 P14 Thomas Brown
1894 LJ Vol 1 P14 Agnes Clark
1896 R&G Mrs A. Clark

1903 R&G Mrs A. Clark

1905 R&G Mrs A. Woodford

1909 R&G J. Lathbury

1911/12 Spennell J. G. T. Bottrill

1912/13 Spennell J. G. T. Bottrill

1919 Spennell David Jackson

1921/22 Spennell David Jackson

1924 P. James David Jackson

1926/27 P. James David Jackson

1966 Barrett


1878 LJ Vol 1 P14 William Edwards
later LJ Vol 1 P14 John Bell & Co Ltd, Burton on Trent
1898 LJ Vol 1 P14 John Bell & Co Ltd, Burton on Trent

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