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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 Weavers Arms

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NAME WEAVERS ARMS
ADDRESS 138 BELL GREEN ROAD
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES 237 BELL GREEN ROAD, COURTHOUSE GREEN, HALL GREEN ROAD
THIS PREMISES WAS KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1850 1863 WEAVERS ARMS
1863 1924 BEERHOUSE
1924 present WEAVERS ARMS

The Worshipful Company of Weavers (1155) has the longest history of any city guild. Weaving played a vital part in Coventry's economy from the Middle Ages. In 1850 a lodger died at the Weavers Arms after a short illness and the inquest was held at the pub.

In 1863, 1874 and 1876 it was the BEERHOUSE, Courthouse Green, and also between 1880 and 1924.

The pub gets a mention in Phipps Estate Ledger. In 1975 wrestling matches were held here and Jackie Turpin died as result of injuries sustained here. In 1982 it was 'an old pub which surprisingly had not been vandalised by having its rooms knocked into a single bar'.

In 2006 it added an Indian Restaurant

Known Licensees are;
1841 - 1851 John Birch, ribbon weaver, Courthouse Green
1861 - 1868 Mrs Mary Birch, Courthouse Green / Aldermans Green
1874 - 1888 William Harrison, Courthouse Green
1904 - 1924 Charles Bunn, Courthouse Green
1929 - 1940 C. Bunn

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