Pictures of Cov in the past and Coventry Pubs

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  1. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    I'll see how this goes. If anyone wants to see any pics from years gone by, then post a comment. I have nearly a thousand. Also I have nearly 250 pictures of Coventry pubs, some no longer with us or have had name changes.
     
  2. duffer

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    You're going to get a lot of traffic HH. I'd go for Alhambra, Phoenix and Fletch if you've got anything. :)
     
  3. Grendel

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    I'll start it off then. How about The Old Hall on Tamworth Road?
     
  4. bringbackrattles

    bringbackrattles Well-Known Member

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    Any pictures of the Market Tavern and the Alhambra pubs that were in the city centre houch ?
    I ask as they were two pubs I drank in for years.
     
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    And the Acorn pub in Ringwood Highway the boozer on stilts !
     
  6. musicmanskyblue

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    Hi H/H... Thank You for taking the time and trouble to do this...

    I would love to see any Pictures You may have of the Climax pub by the bird cage, The Bear near broadgate and the Cross.. Used to have some great rock disco's in those places back in the 70,s..
     
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    bringbackrattles Well-Known Member

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    I too used to frequent the Bear in the High street,it's now a boring bank.I was only about sixteen but they had progressive rock on and loved it,and also at the Colin Campbell upstairs.Remember downstairs in the Dive bar ? great days !
     
  8. Houchens Head

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    The Alhambra:
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    The Specials:
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    The Silver Sword:
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    Parsons Nose:
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    Beech Tree Cafe, Pool Meadow:
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    bringbackrattles Well-Known Member

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    Parsons nose after the TOP SPOT great night out. On the pull,bag of chips,punch up,taxi home !
     
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    Remember it well BBR... Then on to the Lanch for the late bar... Great day's indeed...
     
  11. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    Sorry Grendel, not got one of the Old Hall.
     
  12. bringbackrattles

    bringbackrattles Well-Known Member

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    Houch bet you ain't got where we were born the Gulson hospital ? See if you've got a picture of my parents trying to smother me with a pillow on the ward !
     
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    Court Yard (Wasn't this where the Bear was?)
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    Market Tavern (Not the best of pictures!)
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    Colin Campbell
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    Bug & Black Bat (Formally the Climax)
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    TheAcorn
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    Alhambra
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    Lady Godiva
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    Coventry Cross
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    Golden Cross
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    Like it BBR! I'll see what I can find........... don't hold yer breath though!
     
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    Barras Heath Hotel:

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    Thank You H/H.. Top man!... Great to see those places again...
     
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    What was that dodgy old boozer that was opposite the Apollo?
    And how about the one down City Arcade where Argos is now?
     
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    Great to see these pics again bringing back memories.the Bear was along a bit and it's now a bank.As for the Acorn I drank in there for a few years loved the pub.But I lost the plot in there one night and got 18 months prison ! I deserved it though but my mates said I ruined the happy hour !
     
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    The pub down the arcade was the Thistle.
     
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    Ah yes, cheers.
     
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    Court Yard (Wasn't this where the Bear was?)

    I think You might be right.. I was referring to the large pub on the main street.. Looked like an old bank... I think it might be near the courtyard.. I always knew it as The bear but it may have been called something different.. Few yards down from peeping tom, on the same side..

    Maybe Bringbackrattles can elaborate and remember more about it...
     
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    A load of us would meet in the Tavern have a few in there,then down to the Thistle for a few more,then the Jag to round it off. But then on again to Tiffany's (old Locarno) for some more !
     
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    The Courtyard used to be called the Rose and Crown. But the Bear which is now Barclay's bank was where the music was played. Bit confusing I know as they were close together.
     
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    How about the Winnall or the zoo as it was known locally and the Swanswell
     
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    The Smithfield Tavern? Opp the theatre?
     
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    I must have bumped into you many times BBR! I was always either in the Tavern, upstairs in Woolies caff, the jag and I also got barred from the Thistle! Happy days! :claping hands:
     
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    Here it is:

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    Wasn't Dick's Wine Bar nearby as well? It was in the High Street.
     
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    Me and you will be on that programme that reunites people with Nicky Campbell ! Got involved in lots of bovver though in the town in the 70's and 80's.It was a typical weekend in Cov to have a scrap with some other pissed up prat,(that was me) but have a drink with him the next weekend. The Tavern was a wild pub some Saturday's it was like a John Wayne western,and when the coppers turned up with one or two bodies sparked out on the floor,everybody would carry on if it was a normal night !
     
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    The Winnal is one pub I don't have a photo of :(. However, I can help out with the Swanswell:

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    I'm now expecting to see a picture of this, with a queue of other mothers all waiting to have a go at smothering him too, Airplane style :)
     
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    What I loved about the Tavern was, you could go in skint and come out pissed! There was always someone who would get you a pint in! They always knew you would return the favour when you had the cash!
     
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    you got "the lighthouse" off A45, which is now a Pizza Hut
     
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    A couple of my mates were regulars in the thistle early 70's, short hair, jeans and bovver boots types they were, which fitted in well with the pub at that time, and as a bit of a hippy, it made for an interesting time when I popped in to see them...especially if they hadn't got there yet....!! :)
     
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    Not got the Ligthouse. It was just a bit too "new" for me.
     

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