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Saturday 14th January
RAR 255
COVENTRY'S GBG

Meet at Greyhound, Sutton Stop, 12 noon
Sunday 5th February
HW 55
SNOWDROPS AT ALLESLEY

Meet at The Brooklands, Kingsbury Road, 12 noon.
Saturday 18th February
RAR 256
STATFORD TO WELFORD ON AVON

National Express 460 bus departs Pool Meadow Stand B 11:00am arrives Stratford 11:25am (X18 takes 1 hour 35 mins!!)

The No.27 bus leaves Welford at 3:16pm and arrives Stratford 3:29pm (opposite Maypole)
5:50pm arrives 6:12pm
6:09pm arrives 6:46pm

The X18 bus leaves B439 (Binton turn) at 3:19pm arrives Stratford at 3:56pm. This stop is supposedly 20 mins walk from Welford.
3:49pm arrives 4:26pm
4:24pm arrives 5:01pm
4:54pm arrives 5:31pm

The 6:30pm No. 460 National Express arrives Coventry 7:00pm
Saturday 18th March
RAR 257
WELFORD ON AVON TO BIDFORD ON AVON

National Express 460 bus departs Pool Meadow Stand B 11:00am arrives Stratford 11:25am

The 11:54am X18 bus from Stratford arrives B439 (Binton turn) at 12:07pm
Saturday 15th April
RAR 258
BIDFORD ON AVON TO HARVINGTON

National Express 460 bus departs Pool Meadow Stand B 11:00am arrives Stratford 11:25am

The 11:54am X18 bus from Stratford arrives Bidford 12:11pm
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Now something of a tradition, this January ramble takes in all fourteen of the Coventry pubs included in The Good Beer Guide in one day. The 11:48am Number 36 Bus from Coventry Pool Meadow arrived at The Hare and Hounds in Keresley, our first port of call at 12:10pm. We were hopping on and off buses and popping in and out of thirteen more of Coventry's finest establishments well into the evening.
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The Hare and Hounds at Keresley. Photo © David Stowell
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The Greyhound Inn at Sutton Stop (above) and its bar (below)
The Greyhound, Hawkesbury Junction Grade II listed pub in an idyllic location by this busy canal junction where the Oxford Canal meets the Coventry Canal. The aesthetics of the area are somewhat spoiled, however, by being dominated by electricity pylons.
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The Boat Inn, Shilton Lane, Walsgrave
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The Rose and Woodbine
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Whitefriars, Gosford Street
The Whitefriars It describes itself as an old alehouse, and it certainly looks old.
Witherspoons "The Flying Standard"
The name of this Wetherspoon pub recalls the motor car, Flying Standard, part of a range of models made in Coventry, from 1903 until the 1960s.
The Town Wall Tavern
Town Wall Tavern, Bond Street A long established public house located on or near the site of Coventry's town wall, behind Corporation Street.
The Old Windmill, Spon Street
The Old Windmill, Coventry This 16th century pub was one of the few buildings to survive the blitz in central Coventry; it is a gem both internally and externally. It stands in its original location on Spon Street, described on tourist signs as 'medieval Spon Street'

Spon Street was once a major thoroughfare leading westward to Birmingham until the turnpike Holyhead Road was created. However it continued to take heavy traffic until the ring road cut it in half in the 1960s. Many of its timber framed buildings had survived 1930s redevelopment clearances, wartime bombing and post-war redevelopment, unlike those in other areas of the city centre. In 1969 it was decided to create a conservation area and preserve other surviving timber framed buildings by moving them here and restore the existing buildings. The numbering of Spon Street is unusually consecutive, rather than odd on the left, even on the right.
The Gatehouse Tavern
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The City Arms, Earlsdon

The current City Arms only dates from 1930, but the pubs history goes back much further, to 1852 when two corner building plots were bought from the Freehold Land Society by a Thomas Dylke, a Coventry watchmaker for £55 5s 0d each. In the 1990s the City Arms was taken over by Weatherspoons and underwent a major refurbishment to knock the smaller bars into the single large drinking area we see today.

The Royal Oak, Earlsdon
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The Hearsall inn, Chapelfields
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The Coombe Abbey Inn, Chapelfields
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The Craven Arms, Chapelfields
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