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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 Wallace


Sir William Wallace (1270 - 1305) carried on a partisan war against the English as a young man. He led the Scots to victory at Stirling Bridge in 1297 and ravaged northern England after. He was defeated in 1298 by the English under Edward I. After several years of border warfare he was betrayed into the hands of the English, condemned as a traitor and executed.His life has been much celebrated by Scottish writers and poets.

The Wallace opened in 1939. Why a massive 1930's pub should be named after William Wallace, I don't know except that it stands opposite Wallace Road. Oddly, the lounge has had a Spanish theme for years. At least the bar had more Scottish decorations. In the 1980's the pub offered bed and breakfast.

Known Licensees are;
1939 Harry Brooks
1984 Jim Allen
2014 to present David Stevenson

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