Coventry & District

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

LocAle Pubs

  • Bubbenhall
    • Malt Shovel Lower End Bubbenhall CV8 3BW Telephone(024) 7630 1141

      Local branch Pub of the Year 2022. Friendly village free house in a 17th century Grade II listed building comprising a large L-shaped lounge bar at the front and a small public bar to the rear. Small front patio. Behind the spacious car park lies the large walled garden and adjacent bowling green. Very popular for the home-cooked food. They have regular fish nights and pie nights. Convenient for Ryton Pools Country Park.

  • Coventry
    • Albany Club 10 Earlsdon Street Coventry CV5 6EG Telephone(024) 7667 3032

      This popular members’ club at the hub of the Earlsdon community with sport on TV, live music, social meetings & gatherings, large games room. A warm and friendly environment that caters for the whole family. Guests are allowed in free on Sundays to Thursdays.

    • Burnt Post Kenpas Highway Coventry CV3 6AW Telephone(024) 7669 2671

      One of several Ember Inns pubs with an open-plan bar and lounge shared by drinkers and eaters. An extensive food menu accompanies six changing cask beers. Beer tasting trays comprising three third of a pint measures are available for those wishing to sample a range of beers. The pub is home to Coventry Petanque Club.

    • Criterion Theatre Berkeley Road South Coventry CV5 6EF Telephone(024) 7667 5175

      Bar within a popular local theatre. Bar is open to the public on Wednesday and Friday evenings, and whenever the theatre is staging a show or play. Check website for more details on productions being performed.

    • Hops d'Amour 67 Corporation Street Coventry CV1 1GX Telephone(024) 7767 2100

      Local branch Pub of the Year 2022. Situated in the former Singers Sewing Centre in the heart of the city, this family-owned micropub offers an interesting selection of six cask and four keg beers from both local brewers and others not normally seen in the area. Beers are complemented by boxed ciders, selected spirits, low and non alcoholic drinks including tea and coffee. Bottled and canned beers are also available for drink in or take out, together with growlers for take home drinks. ABK pilsner and weissbeer imported from Bavaria is also on tap. In keeping with the micropub ethos, conversation takes the place of electronic entertainment and gaming machines. There are also board games and a book swap facility.

    • Longford Engine Bedworth Road Coventry CV6 6BP Telephone(024) 7711 2857

      Canalside pub in the north of the city. Real ale has recently been re-introduced. A welcome addition to this part of the city.

    • Newlands Hotel Tile Hill Lane Coventry CV4 9DJ Telephone(024) 7647 3049

      Large Roadhouse pub opened in 1930 with an exterior typical of the period and a large car park. Recently refurbished and open plan throughout. Part of the Sizzling Pubs chain. Alcohol sold from 10.00am.

    • Open Arms Daventry Road Coventry CV3 5DP Telephone(024) 7650 5129

      A popular Ember Inn, the only real ale outlet in this part of the city. Beer range varies. LocAle is from Purity.

    • Rainbow Inn 73, Birmingham Road, Allesley Coventry CV5 9GT Telephone(024) 7640 7957

      Set in the heart of Allesley Village on the outskirts of Coventry this 17th Century pub caters for all ages. The single bar area has an adjacent section with flat screen TV to show sporting events. Also, it has a separate lounge/dining room and tucked away by the back door you will find a tiny snug. Just outside to the rear is a small patio area and a garden area beyond the car park. Evidence of the long-gone Rainbow brewery can still be seen on the outside of the old stable block. Also, this must be one of the last pubs in Coventry to still have its original outside toilet facilities. Events are held throughout the year and the pub is a major supporter of the annual Allesley Village Festival in July. Please note car access is narrow both on entry and exit. Also both the front and rear entrances to the pub involve steps.

    • Tin Music & Arts Centre The Canal Basin Coventry CV1 4LY

      The Tin Music and Arts is base at Canal Basin in two neighbouring premises. The Tin at the Coal Vaults and next door in Units 1-4 is the office, rehearsal space, artist studio and large community room which is used to host a variety of community activities. Opening times vary to what events are planned check website for more details. No cask beer sold but Byatt’s bottle conditioned beers are available at events.

  • Coventry: Chapelfields
    • Hearsall Inn 45 Craven Street Coventry: Chapelfields CV5 8DS Telephone(024) 7671 5729

      This busy community pub is situated in the historic watch-making area. It is one of the few free houses in Coventry and a strong supporter of local breweries. There are separate bar and lounge areas, and a paved patio with seating at the front that is popular in the summer months. The landlord's Irish roots are evident throughout the pub, with traditional Irish music every Tuesday evening. Good value cobs.

  • Coventry: City Centre
    • Gatehouse Tavern 44-46 Hill Street Coventry: City Centre CV1 4AN Telephone(024) 7663 0140

      Now closed on a Monday. Quite a unique pub, rebuilt by the landlord from the shell of the former Leigh Mills gatehouse. The pub is very sport-orientated with stained glass windows depicting the rugby six nations. It's also the pre-game meeting point for Coventry City London Supporters Club! The garden is the largest within the city centre. Serving a changing range of up to seven real ales, it is popular with shoppers and city-centre workers during the day and hosts a mixed crowd in the evenings.

    • Golden Cross 8 Hay Lane Coventry: City Centre CV1 5RF Telephone(024) 7655 1855

      A lucky surviver of the blitz, this is one of Coventry's finest Medeival buildings in the cobbled steets close to the old and new cathedrals. Built in 1583 on the site of the former Coventry mint, established as a pub around 1661 and recently sympathetically refurbished 2016-17. A comfortable lounge downstairs is supplemented by more formal dining upstairs at busy times, typically Friday to Sunday, which includes a bar. An excellent menu is available every day of the week, supplemented by a snack menu 12-3 Monday to Friday. The pub caters for those with gluten and other food intolerances, ask at the bar when ordering. Live bands play upstairs every Saturday from 9pm and the open mic downstairs Tuesdays from 8pm can be rather loud.

    • Metropolis Earl Street Coventry: City Centre CV1 5RU Telephone07483 366760

      Recent re-opening of the former Drapers (and before that, Browns) cafe bar.

      A popular cafe bar with an upstairs art exhibition area in an iconic building close to the cathedrals and the Herbert Art Gallery. Primarily an eating establishment, it does cater for drinkers with a small area of high stools. Serves mostly keg beers but also includes a beer from local brewery Twisted Barrel in keykeg form.

    • Old Windmill 22-23 Spon Street Coventry: City Centre CV1 3BA Telephone(024) 7625 1717

      This 15th century building is divided into a number of rooms and areas, one of these was the former brew-house, another has a stove set in an old large fireplace with an adjacent entrance into a priest-hole. Two beer festivals are hosted every year. Live music generally on middle two Fridays of the month, folk on Sunday afternoons and bluegrass once a month. Pork pies are generally available and much recommended. The city centre pub was the local Pub of The Year in 2015 & 2017 & Cider Pub of the year 2019.

  • Coventry: Earlsdon
    • City Arms 1 Earlsdon Street Coventry: Earlsdon CV5 6EP Telephone(024) 7671 8170

      Named after the Coventry coat of arms, the pub is a large imposing building located in the heart of Earlsdon. It has a large open plan main room with a quieter smaller room at the rear. Part of the Wetherspoon chain since 2000, the pub is an enthusiastic supporter of real ale, allowing customers to assist in the selection of forthcoming ales. The pub has a strong local following, but also attracts visitors from further afield, especially at weekends.

  • Coventry: Foleshill
    • Byatt's Brewhouse Bar Unit 7-8 Lythalls Lane Industrial Estate, Lythalls Lane Coventry: Foleshill CV6 6FL Telephone(024) 7663 7996

      Contemporary brewery taproom located on a small industrial estate, comprising a ground floor bar area plus mezzanine with various commissioned artwork, some celebrating the history of Coventry. Up to six changing beers with some seasonal variations available. Byatt’s bottle-conditioned beers and carry-out containers can be purchased. There are occasional quiz and music nights plus bookable brewery tours and tastings. The bar opens some Sundays if a fixture is being played at the nearby Coventry Building Society Arena.

  • Coventry: Gosford Green
    • Twisted Barrel Brewery & Tap House Unit 11, FarGo Village, Far Gosford Street Coventry: Gosford Green CV1 5ED Telephone(024) 7610 1701

      ** Note opening hours are correct for Jan and Feb 2022** An expanded brewery and tap house within the popular Fargo Village. The beer range and opening hours have both increased. There are now two handpumps, and - crucially - more toilets have been installed! Well worth a visit. As well as the handpumps, there are many keg fonts that dispense a vast range of keycask real ale brewed on the premises. No finings are used which makes the beer suitable for vegans though this lack of finings is inclined to make the beer cloudy. Visit the website for details of numerous events and additional opening hours, which include "tap takeovers".

  • Coventry: Spon End
    • Broomfield Tavern 14-16 Broomfield Place Coventry: Spon End CV5 6GY Telephone(024) 7663 0969

      Local branch Cider Pub of the Year 2022. A genuine free house, going through a programme of extensive renovation. The beer range features many unusual choices. Friday night's music sessions often host well-known musicians. Also Live folk/mountain music Mondays and Thursdays. This Victorian pub - currently branch Pub of the Year and West Midlands Regional Cider Pub of The Year - is situated in a rural setting but is just behind the main road near to Coventry rugby ground. NOTE - Thursday 12pm opening is currently on a trial basis.

  • Coventry: Walsgrave
    • Red Lion Ansty Road Coventry: Walsgrave CV2 2EY Telephone(024) 7661 2168

      Welcoming modern pub with a single L-shaped bar serving 10 real ales. The large garden has plenty of seating and a covered and heated area for smokers. Good food is available all day every day up to 10pm - set menus offer good value for money. Cost of pay and display car park is refunded by the pub. Close to the University Hospital.

  • Kenilworth
    • Ale Rooms & Gin Bar 7 Smalley Place Kenilworth CV8 1QG Telephone(01926) 854585

      This Ale Rooms & Gin Bar (formerly The Gallery) is a welcome addition to the Kenilworth pub scene opposite the clock tower at the top of Warwick Road. The Ale Rooms has seven handpulls which offer real ales and cider plus a variety of gins wines and spirits and keg beers. Some of the real ales on offer will be from local breweries however a recent partnership with Framework Brewery means many of their beers may regularly be available too. Upstairs has been converted to a chillout lounge. Owned by the same people of The Ale Rooms Knowle

    • Almanack Abbey End North Kenilworth CV8 1QJ Telephone(01926) 353637

      Busy town centre gastropub, consisting of a single square room served by a large rectangular island bar. The walls are adorned with classic vinyl album covers. The comprehensive menu is supplemented by specials, and dessert wine is available with dessert. Well behaved children are welcome when accompanied by an adult - there are free apples at the bar. There is a covered area at the front for smokers.

    • Green Man Warwick Road Kenilworth CV8 1HS Telephone(01296) 863061

      Eight handpumps dispensing a range of cask marque accredited beers from across the county welcome drinkers to this large Ember Inn served by a central bar. A range of seating options mean that diners and drinkers are all well catered for. Try before you buy is available on cask beers and card-carrying CAMRA members receive a discount on ales. The pub’s menu changes with the seasons. Plentiful parking is available and there is a large outdoor seating area. The house beer (Ember Ale) is brewed by Black Sheep.

    • Old Bakery 12 High Street Kenilworth CV8 1LZ Telephone(01926) 864111

      Former bakery at the heart of Kenilworth old town. Beams and rustic furniture make the pub cosy and welcoming having two distinct areas. A good mix of locals and visitors keep conversation the main entertainment. Quality coffee available. The guest beers change frequently Disabled access to the rear. Accommodation offered in 14 en-suite rooms.