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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 Wine Lodge

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The bottom of Burges in 1927, with Well Street in the distance viewed from Hale Street, here showing buildings before the demolition for the new Corporation Street in 1931. The Unicorn occupied the building here shown as W.H. Crofts on the left, and the building on the corner was the Wine Lodge, formerly the Eagle Vaults. See the 1888 town planning map below

NAME WINE LODGE
ADDRESS 17 BURGES
THIS PREMISES WAS KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1874 1881 EAGLE VAULTS, 1 Well Street
1881 1968 WINE LODGE, 17 Burges
1968 1994 TALLY HO
1994 present TUDOR ROSE, 17 Burges

A place for drinking wine, I guess. Until 1881 this was the EAGLE VAULTS.

In 1874 it was leased by Charles Smith to James Baylis of Halesowen. At some date the lease was transferred to Flowers. The old pub was demolished for the making of Corporation Street c1929 and the new pub was built on its present site c1932.

In 1939 it was photographed as a Trumans pub and on 10th June 1968 it became the TALLY HO.

Known Licensees are;
1881 J. Baylis
1886 George Armson
1890 - 1891 J. Birch
1894 - 1905 Mrs. Mary A. Birch
1909 - 1913 John Grey
1919 - 1927 Eva Amelia Grey
1939 - 1940 F. R. B. Pye
Owners
1874 Charles Smith
1939 Truman
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Name A place for drinking wine

to 1881 JBS Eagle Vaults

? Ctizen 26.5.1983 Photo

Licensee William & Harriett Hall

27.9.1874 CR 72/1&2 Lease from Charles Smith to James Baylis of Halesowen

? CR 72/3&4 Lease transferred to Flowers

28.8.1878 LJ Vol1 P7 Owner : HectorMacKenzie, 67 King William Street, London
later Truman, Hanbury & Co, Burton on Trent
Licensee : James Baylis
26.4.1883 TOL to George Armson
1.7.1886 TOL to Charles Morrison Riley
4.11.1886 TOL to Thomas Chiton
2.12.1886 TOL to James Birch
5.3.1891 TOL to Mary Ann Birch

1906 OS MAP

1914 Cov Review 15.3.1974 On Plan

1929 Police Removed to new site on Corporation Street

Citizen 26.5.1983 Photo

Demolished when Corporation Street was constructed

c1930 COOPP Photo 16

1935 COCIP P105 Photo

An unusual view looking up the Burges and Cross Cheaping in 1935. On the right stands The Wine Lodge built in 1932. Later names ate The Tally Ho and the Tudor Rose.

3.1951 COCIP P 173 Photo

Wine Lodge

1939 CWL P9&10 Photo

Trumans

10.6.1968 Became TALLY HO

LICENSEES

? Citizen 26.5.1983 William & Harriett Hall
1878 LJ Vol1 P7 James Baylis
1881 C&B J. Baylis
1883 LJ Vol1 P7 James Baylis

1883 LJ Vol1 P7 George Armson

1886 C&B George Armson
1886 LJ Vol1 P7 George Armson

1886 LJ Vol1 P7 Charles Morrison Riley
1886 LJ Vol1 P7 Thomas Chiton
1886 LJ Vol1 P7 James Birch

1890/91 R&G J. Birch
1891 LJ Vol1 P7 Mary Ann Birch

1893 Reporter M. A. Birch

1894 R&G Mary A. Birch

1896 R&G Mrs Mary A. Birch

1898 LJ Vol1 P7 Mary Ann Birch

1903 R&G Mrs Mary A. Birch

1905 R&G Mrs Mary A. Birch

1909 R&G John Grey

1911/12 Spennell John Grey

1912/13 Spennell John Grey

1919 Spennell Eva Amelia Grey

1921/22 Spennell Eva Amelia Grey

1924 P. James Eva Amelia Grey

1926/27 P. James Eva Amelia Grey

1939/40 P. James F. R. B. Pye

1955/56 Barrett Licensee not named Hotel

1957 Barrett Licensee not named "

1960 Barrett Not listed in street section "

1961 Barrett Not listed in street section "

1962 Barrett Not listed in street section "

OWNERS

1874 CR 72/1&2 Charles Smith
1878 LJ Vol1 P7 HectorMacKenzie, 67 King William Street, London
later LJ Vol1 P7 Truman, Hanbury & Co, Burton on Trent
1939 CWL P10 Truman

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