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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 Woodman Inn

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NAME WOODMAN INN
ADDRESS 19 BISHOP STREET
THIS PREMISES WAS KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1841 1921 WOODMAN INN
1835 1879 BEERHOUSE

This name is a reminder of the woodman's former importance. He looked after the forests as well as felled trees.

In 1835 see the BEERHOUSE, 19 Bishop Street. This pub closed on 12th February 1921.

Known Licensees are;
1841 William Leigh
1861 - 1881 John Leigh
1886 William Hotchkiss
1890 - 1891 T. E. Birch
1893 Caroline Smith
1894 - 1896 Henry Eaves
1903 - 1905 John Booth
1911 - 1919 Alexander Shillcock
1921 - 1922 Mrs C. Shillcock
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