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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 White Swan

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NAME WHITE SWAN
ADDRESS SWANSWELL STREET
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESS WHITE STREET
THIS PREMISES WAS KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
c1835 1980 SWANSWELL TAVERN, SWANSWELL ARMS
1980 1988 WHITE SWAN
1988 2014 McGUIGANS BAR
2014 ? SWANSWELL

A tavern sign since the fourteenth century, alluding either to the bird itself or a coat of arms which featured it, such as that of Henry VIII or Edward III. It also appears in the arms of the Vintners Company, the Poulterers, the Musicians and the Earls of Essex.

In 1985 this was ' a modern pub on the edge of Swanswell Pool which was once the source of Coventry's drinking water.

Formerly the SWANSWELL TAVERN'. From 1988 it was McGUIGANS. The sign then became the SWANSWELL and only occupies a part of the original building

Known Licensees are;
1983 Steve Lougheed
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