93-95 Spon End
(0247) 622 0204
Mon-Sat 12-11 (12-4 Mon/Tue), Sun 12-10.30
THIS PUB IS CLOSED AND IS NOW A PRIVATE HOUSE.
This apparently is the oldest pub in Coventry and on the cold winters day we visited, it certainly felt that way. Despite the two real fires blazing away in the two drinking areas, the bar staff still needed an electric heater that they could stand in front of between serving.
The building is very olde worldy and has the feel of a well worn glove. That said, it has bags of character. The bar is to the left of entrance - you enter via the central door, though there are two others to choose from.
The small bar a limited selection of non-alcoholic beverages and the choice for the discerning non-beer drinker is limited. The two beers on at the time were good and were kept and served well. The bar seating is at a bench round the wall and stools at round tables for the rest.
The real fire does warm in winter, though you need to be sitting directly in front of it. The other room to the right of entrance has its own real fire and is decorated similarly to the bar room.
There is an area towards the back of the pub for 'games' and a further drinking area. No food is served here except for Sunday lunch.
For the summer there is n outside drinking area.
Access for the disabled is possible, though wheelchair users will find it difficult.
None as yet.
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