Pubs Selling Real Ale
Pubs selling real ale
- Ansty Social Working Mens Club
(024) 7661 4540
The Ansty Club is set in a semi-rural location, with good car parking, is within easy reach of all Midland motorway networks, and is disabled friendly. The Club is on the waterside of the Oxford Canal, Bridge 13. Available for Weddings, Conferences, Events, Parties See website for food times Sunday lunch served 12noon - 3.45pm. CIU affiliated
- Ansty Social Working Mens Club Grove Road Ansty CV7 9JD (024) 7661 4540
- Old Mill
(024) 7630 2241
Located in a beautiful setting by the River Sowe, this converted watermill is well worth a visit, accommodation is also available.
- Old Mill Mill Hill Baginton CV8 3AH (024) 7630 2241
- Balsall Common
- Berkswell & District Royal British Legion & Social Club
316 Station Road
Members only social club with function room
- Brickmakers Arms
307 Station Road
Two bar local with enclosed beer garden. Afew minutes walk from Berkswell Station. Old style bar and smart lounge. Punch Taverns owned.
Beefeater Grill adjacent to Premier Inn. Meals served 12.00 to 10.00 Sun to Thurs and 12.00 to 11.00 Friday and Sat. Two small outside seated areas in addition to interior bar and restaurant. Car park off roundabout.
547 Station Road, Balsall Comm
One room pub leased from Enterprise Inns. Very handy for Berkswell railway station. Patio at rear with covered smoking area. Lunch served 12 – 3pm Monday to Saturday. No evening food except on Wednesday when a changing special menu is offered every week
- White Horse
Large single roomed pub set round an “L” shaped wooden bar this pub is mainly aimed at the dinning market but drinkers are made most welcome all day with areas of leather sofas and comfortable armchairs. The room is dived up with outer raised areas the décor is of warm colours and solid wood floors. A private function room with gardens can be hired for that special occasion.
- Ye Olde Saracen's Head
16th Century building which has been extended and renovated to a high standard, featuring snugs and cosy corners with dining areas. But still maintains a drinking area by the main bar
- Berkswell & District Royal British Legion & Social Club 316 Station Road Balsall Common CV7 7EF (01676) 533462
- Bear Inn
A large Chef and Brewer village pub featuring exposed wooden beams, particularly prominent in the roof area. 3 'guests' from: Purity Mad Goose, Purity Pure UBU, Sharp's Doom Bar, Thwaites Wainwright, Wells Bombardier
- Bear Inn Spencers Lane Berkswell CV7 7BB (01676) 533202
- Malt Shovel
Coventry Road, Stonebridge
Toby Carvery near Birmingham airport and the busy A45/A452 interchange.
- Malt Shovel Coventry Road, Stonebridge Bickenhill CV7 7HL (01675) 442326
- Binley Woods
- Cocked Hat
(024) 7645 2023
A popular food-orientated pub/hotel on the West Midlands/Warwickshire border.
(024) 7654 1022
A large road house with plenty of car parking at the front and side. There is a large garden at the rear.
- Cocked Hat Rugby Road Binley Woods CV3 2AY (024) 7645 2023
- Malt Shovel
moc.duolci@levohstlameht(024) 7630 1141
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, pie nights and tapas nights. Convenient for Ryton Pools Country Park.
- Malt Shovel Lower End Bubbenhall CV8 3BW moc.duolci@levohstlameht(024) 7630 1141
- Horse & Jockey
Tamworth Road (B4098)
(024) 7767 8209
Large pub on main road. Large garden and play area at rear.
- Red Lion
Wall Hill Road
Large pub with emphasis on food. Two smaller rooms on side more suitable for drinkers. Very large garden with children’s adventure playground.
- Horse & Jockey Tamworth Road (B4098) Corley CV7 8AA (024) 7767 8209
- Corley Moor
- Bull & Butcher
This pub successfully manages to retain a traditional village public bar whilst having a busy restaurant at the rear. When you enter from the front, you are in a wood-beamed flagstone bar which leads to a couple of cosy snugs, which are completely unspoilt. Separate restaurant entrance to a very comfortable dining area. The locally sourced food is very good value. Outside is a wonderful display of hanging baskets for most of the year. Large garden filled with play equipment.
- Bull & Butcher Common Lane Corley Moor CV7 8AQ (01676) 540241
1-2 The Butts
(024) 7622 1465
Large open plan pub served from central bar. Scream pub mainly aimed at student market. Seating includes settees around large tables. Cask marque accredited beers. Many games available including table football and three pool tables. Sky Sports shown on multiple TV's. Paved patio area to rear. Food and drink promotions.
- Albany Club
10 Earlsdon Street
(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.
- Auction House
(024) 7647 0852
Formerly the Bell Inn. Refurbished and renamed the Auction House. Large pub split into different areas with centrally located bar. The focus is on food for all the family which is served throughout the day from 12.00 to 9.00pm but still maintains the feel of a locals pub. The Bell Inn building has a history stretching back at least 200 years. The building appears on maps as far back as the early 19th century, though experts believe that parts of the site could in fact be far older, given its location. This historic Coventry pub has recently been added to Coventry's local list of heritage assets.
- Beechwood Lawn Tennis Club
(024) 7667 4038
Private tennis club, but have an annual beer festival open to the public.
- Beer Gonzo Tap Room & Lambic Bar
3a Earlsdon Street
(024) 7671 2498
Tap room to the rear of the well-established Beer Gonzo bottle shop. Note - the opening times are for the bottle shop. The tap room usually stops serving about 50mins before closing time. 16 keg and Key Cask lines dispense a great variety of beers from UK, Europe and beyond. There is also a huge list of vintage lambics and other rare bottles. Meet the brewer and other beer-related events are a regular feature. Refer to beer menu for prices.
- Bell Inn
15 Bennetts Road South, Keresley
(024) 7633 2630
A basic locals' pub. Greene King IPA is said to be normally available, but was unavailable at the time of the visit.
- Biggin Hall
214 Binley Road
moc.tenretnitb@16nwobkcim(024) 7644 3196
Built in 1923 this pub has barely changed. In the lounge the fireplace with inglenook, centre table and chairs are all original; the public bar is similar though the smoke room and accommodation have gone. The two guest beers are carefully chosen from Marston's stable to ensure a good range is available with an emphasis on stronger ales. The upstairs function room holds upto 120 people and is available for hire. Live music most Friday evenings. No food on Mondays.
- Bistrot Pierre
Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre, Broadgate
New branch of a popular restaurant chain. This one is located on the first floor of the Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre overlooking Broadgate and the Lady Godiva statue.
31 Shilton Lane,Walsgrave
moc.oohay@yrambynnek(024) 7661 2191
Charming victorian pub sympathetically refurbished. Three regular and upto two guest ales are available in the public bar and lounge. There are two additional rooms: one was used for smoking meat (the meat hooks are still visible), the other a quiet snug. Pictures adorn the walls which add to the victorian character. The pub hosts darts and domino teams in local leagues. Children are welcome when dining until 9.30pm; no food Sunday evenings. There is a bar billiards table in the bar - a rare find in Coventry.
(024) 7659 8018
A Sizzling Pub.
- Bull & Anchor
Wheelwright Lane, Ash Green
(024) 7636 5528
Recently refurbished Greene King Pub. The guest beers are normally from local brewer - Byatt's.
- Bulls Head
(024) 7645 4883
Large "Sizzling" pub on the Binley Road out of town, opposite Empress Buildings, Iceland and Lidl.
- Burnt Post
(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.
- Castle Grounds
7 Little Park Street
(024) 7663 0862
Popular city centre pub that attracts a mixed clientele. It is deceptively large, with a ground floor bar that serves a raised seating area, two separate rooms, together with an upstairs drinking area and balcony. Four handpumps dispense a variety of real ales. The fifth usually dispenses cider. There are also four craft keg fonts.
- Chestnut Tree
113 Craven Street
(024) 7671 4940
Large two roomed pub on a residential street. Up to four real ales or ciders are available. Sports are shown on large screens. Large car park at rear which is rare for area. Also has patio area at rear which is dominated by the very large chestnut tree from which pub takes its name.
- Cosy Club
Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre, Broadgate
(024) 7652 5441
Although primarily a restaurant, the Cosy Club welcomes customers who wish to just visit the bar.
22 Warwick Street
(024) 7526 7380
Pub reopened in September 2019 following a period of closure. Now owned by Charles Wells under their 'Pints, Pots and Pizzas' branding, the pubs serves four real ales from the Charlie Wells brewery brands. A welcome return following mixed fortunes in recent years.
- Coundon Hotel
Barker Butts Lane
(024) 7660 1489
Large suburban pub.
- Criterion Theatre
Berkeley Road South
(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.
- Devonshire Arms
(024) 7665 9708
Also two empty hand pumps.
- Dhillon's Brewery Tap House
Unit 14A Hales Industrial Estate, Rowley's Green Lane
(024) 7666 7413
A new brewery bar located in an industrial unit close to the Ricoh Arena. It opens every Friday from 5pm and also on Coventry City FC and Wasps RFC match days. It is advisable to check their Facebook page for details of opening times. Entry is via the brewery to a warehouse-style drinking area with urban murals on the walls. A cosy bar serves four changing Dhillon's beers on tap, plus a selection of their bottled beers. Occasional quizzes and theme nights are hosted. Well worth seeking out if you are in the area at the right time.
(024) 7684 7920
This popular estate pub consists of two rooms both served from a central bar. There is also a generous garden equipped with the usual wooden benches and also a bouncy castle to keep children and treasurers amused. Wholesome food is served 12-2 and 5.30-8 Monday to Thursday, 12-9 Friday and Saturday, and 12-6 on Sundays. Tuesday is quiz night; Wednesday is poker night.
- Flying Standard
2-10 Trinity Street
(024) 7655 5723
This busy city centre pub opens at 7am for breakfast, but soft drinks only before 9am. 4 guest ales can be found early in the week with up to 8 guest ales Fridays and Saturdays. Westons Old Rosie plus one other cider is available from the chiller cabinet. Built over several levels, there is a separate area for diners though food can be taken anywhere. Unobtrusive TV's show news channels.
- Hare & Hounds
Watery Lane, Keresley End
ku.oc.sdnuohdnaerah@tcatnoc(024) 7633 2716
Located on the northern fringes of the city, this pub is popular with country walkers and locals alike. A large comfortable L-shaped bar area includes real fires. Good value bar meals are available with a more diverse range being served in the restaurant: food can be ordered in advance via their website. The garden has outside seating and a children's play area. The pub also features live music most Saturdays and there is a large function room available for hire.
- Hearsall Golf Club
33 Beechwood Avenue
(024) 7671 3156
Private golf club based in the Earlsdon area of the city.
- Hickory's Smokehouse
216 Cromwell Lane, Burton Green
ku.oc.neergnotrubsyrokcih@olleh(024) 7752 4114
After total interior and exterior renovation, it has opened as part of the Hickory’s Smokehouse food chain. It serves a traditional style of cooking that has its roots in the Southern states of the US in a casual dining style. Drinkers are made welcome in the separate bar area. A local ale plus one other is on offer as well as a range of US and European beers and an extensive range of unusual bourbons. There is ample parking and a large partly covered area designated for al fresco drinking and dining. Inside there is a mini cinema to keep the kids happy (and some adults!). Pub does have a dress code “no fancy dress, sportswear, football shirts, tracksuit bottoms or vests”. This was formerly the Peeping Tom public house.
- Holyhead Public House
(024) 7659 6782
Popular pub with a brisk trade in food. Buffets can be booked for occasions, and take-away food is available.
- Hops d'Amour
67 Corporation Street
(024) 7767 2100
Recently opened micropub, and Coventry's first! Situated in the former Singers Sewing Centre in the heart of the city. the family-owned pub offers an interesting selection of 6 cask and 4 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. 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.
- Humber Hotel
(024) 7645 1114
Large pub opposite what used to be one of Coventry's many car factories (now a large housing estate).
- Lion's Inn
Barkers Butts Lane
(024) 7659 1777
Formerly the Cedars. Now an Indian Restaurant and pub combination.
- Litten Tree
1a Warwick Row
(024) 7625 8344
A large city centre pub, popular with diners at lunchtime. Prices low for the area.
- Longford Engine
(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.
190 Allesley Old Road
(024) 7671 3076
Large pub. Bar has pool table and 2 widescreen TV's. Huge plan lounge accommodates diners. There is a back room and garden to the rear. Upstairs function room for hire. Car park. A Sizzling Pubs pub
- Mill Bar & Brasserie
0844 873 6500
Bar and restaurant within the Hilton Hotel, Ricoh Areana.
Hipswell Highway/Binley Road
(024) 7645 9928
The only Everards pub in the city. Guest ales are often from Everards, but not always. A craft room has recently opened. One cider often available. Good value meals.
- Millsy's Cafe Bar & Bistro
20 Earlsdon Street, Earlsdon
ku.oc.sysllim@seiriuqne(024) 7671 3222
Cafe bar and bistro on the main street of Earlsdon. Various food options throughout the day in downstairs bar and upstairs restuarant. Real ale only in bar alongside Westons Family Reservecider. Small enclosed paved area on street at front. Live music Sunday evenings with open micon Monday evenings.
- Minstrel Boy
(024) 7671 6408
The Minstrel Boy set in the middle of Whoberley residential housing estate One real ale maybe available at weekends only, i.e. Friday/Saturday/Sunday.
- Mount Pleasant
ku.oc.gnikeneerg@5368(024) 7661 2406
Large multi-roomed pub served from a single bar, the service can be slow at times. Popular with families, especially for its food. Part of the Hungry Horse chain of Greene King pubs.
- New Inn
Bulls Head Lane
(024) 7645 3764
Archetypal back street local. Bar, lounge and pool room. One rotating real ale out of Old Spotted Hen, Bombadier and Pedigree.
- New Parkgate Hotel
56 Parkgate Road, Holbrooks
Two bar suburban local recently reopened after a period of closure. Two beers supplied from the Enterprise range.
- New Pippin
(024) 7644 4900
Formerly the Coventry Oak and Wyken Pippin. L-shaped bar serving a large modern pub. Large garden.
- New Spires
(024) 7767 2893
Large pre WW2 estate pub. Large bar/lounge plus smaller back room. Big garden with patio and play equipment for children. A regular quiz & live music from local talent are held. Also some DJ nights
- New Tiger Moth
(024) 7645 1134
Typical estate pub.
- Newlands Hotel
Tile Hill Lane
(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.
(024) 7633 4594
A large "Sizzling Pub" on the north-western edge of the city, with a single bar/lounge. Two regular beers plus an additional guest at weekends.
- Old Ball Hotel
Traditional two room pub with a through bar serving both rooms. Popular locals' pub.
- Old Clarence
73 Earlsdon Avenue North
firstname.lastname@example.org(024) 7671 4482
Busy pub with two contrasting rooms. The large lounge serves as a dining area, while the smaller bar has a pool table,TV and sports theme. Garden behind the pub. Pub also opens on to Hearsall Common.
- Old Crown Inn
Alderman's Green Road
(024) 7636 2438
Single room pub with beer garden. No real ale on visit but occasional Byatts. Beer festival twice a year
- Old Dyers Arms
Local pub situated on a main thoroughfare leading west out of Coventry City Centre. Very popular with bikers.
- Old Shepherd
(024) 7633 3351
A large, single-bar Marston's pub on the northern edge of the city.
- Open Arms
ku.oc.snnirebme@yrtnevocsmranepo(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.
- Painted Lady
(024) 7645 9134
Typical "Sizzling Pub".
- Penny Farthing
(024) 7646 0475
Brand new "Two for One" food-oriented pub, opened Summer 2013, and built on the site of the former Massey-Ferguson tractor factory. The beers are all from the Marstons range.
- Phantom Coach (Sizzler Bar & Grill)
(024) 7671 3841
Large "Sizzling Pub" on the A45 in the Canley area of the city. Years ago, there was a sign outside saying "No Coaches Allowed" (I assume that meant phantom or otherwise) - pity they took it away when the pub was re-branded.
- Philip Larkin
(024) 7622 5227
Archetypal city centre pub, very loud and full of the pre club crowd.
- Rainbow Inn
73, Birmingham Road, Allesley
(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.
- Ramada Hotel
(024) 7623 8110
Public bar within Ramada Hotel
- Rose & Crown
(024) 7645 5193
Large "Flaming Grill" food-oriented pub on the Eastern side of the city. Large car park.
- Rose & Woodbine
40 North Street, Stoke Heath
moc.liamg@wr04ydoow(024) 7645 1480
This community pub was originally a butcher's shop before it was owned by the Northampton Brewing Company. In addition to the usual pub games, it is the local for two pigeon racing clubs. The separate bar and lounge are both pigeon free areas. The lunchtime meals extend from 12:30 to 6:00pm but are only available Tuesday to Saturday. Renowned for its good value steak and egg meals.
- Royal Oak London Road Coventry CV3 4AL (024) 7650 1077
- Royal Warwicks Club
(024) 7622 0425
Private members club in Coventry City Centre. For more details on opening times tel (024) 7622 0425
- Signal Box
1 Meto Lakha Close
ku.oc.gnikeneerg@5671(024) 7663 8884
Recently opened Hungry Horse. Food all day. Child and family friendly.
- Spon Gate
Unit 2M, The Sky Dome, Croft Road
(024) 7662 7300
Large Wetherspoons Lloyds No 1 pub opened in 2010. Centrally located close to ice rink, cinema, theatre and shops. Late night opening on Fridays and Saturdays with live DJs for which entrance fee is payable. Please note opening hours are subject to change. For confirmation contact the pub.
- Telegraph Hotel
157 Corporation Street
Excellent conversion of the former Coventry Evening Telegraph building in the heart of the city centre. Primarily a high quality hotel, but the restaurant and bar - called Forme & Chase - is open to the public.
The beers on offer include two from local brewery Twisted Barrel. These are dispensed from keykeg and hence qualify as real ale.
- Tin Music & Arts Centre
The Canal Basin
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.
- Toby Carvery (Binley)
(024) 7645 8456
The name says it all - a large food-orientated pub. Since its conversion from the Craven Arms several years ago, it seems back to front in that the entrance is now at the back (near the car park).
- Toll Gate
(024) 7667 2309
Large roadside house on the outskirts of Coventry recently re-opened as a Stonehouse Pizza and Carvery establishment. Popular for good value food.
(024) 7646 6745
Newly re-furbished pub - part of the "Hungry Horse" chain. Formally known as the "Scirebourne".
(024) 7669 4951
Recently refurbished this estate pub now owned by Marstons separate bar and lounge very friendly atmosphere. Changing beers from Marstons guest beer range
(024) 7633 5627
A typical "Sizzling Pub".
- Walsgrave (Sizzler Bar & Grill)
(024) 7645 1174
Small bar serving a large pub. Separate restaurant - the emphasis of this pub is on the food which is good value. The bar area features a pool table and large screen TV's showing sport.
- White Lion
Hawkes Mill Lane
(024) 7633 2841
Food orientated M&B Vintage Inn on the outskirts of Coventry. Distinct interior seating areas served from central bar. Further outside seating in patio and garden area. Two guests include a seasonal offering and a more mainstream beer such as Doom Bar. Cask Marque accredited.
- Windmill Village
(024) 7640 4040
Cellar bar forms part of the Best Western Windmill Village Hotel
- Aardvark 1-2 The Butts Coventry CV1 3GR (024) 7622 1465
- Coventry: Cannon Park
Gibbet Hill Road
Coventry: Cannon Park
(024) 7669 5998
Large, open-plan pub which was recently extensively refurbished and offers a variety of seating options in each of four areas with the bar situated towards one end. The pub is popular with students, academics and staff from the adjacent Warwick University and Arts Centre. With good public transport links it is convenient for drinkers and diners who enjoy food served all day. Car park fee redeemable on first purchase at the bar.
- Varsity Gibbet Hill Road Coventry: Cannon Park CV4 7AJ (024) 7669 5998
- Coventry: Chapelfields
- Hearsall Inn
45 Craven Street
moc.nnillasraeh@leinad(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.
- Nursery Tavern
38-39 Lord Street
ku.oc.nrevatyresrun@nimda(024) 7667 4530
**Recently refurbished and re-opened under new management. WhatPub details may need updating**
A classic three room community pub located in the historic watch-making area and a long standing entry in the beer guide. Each room has a distinct feel with the main bar complemented by a quieter lounge and a rear room that is used for live music and quizzes. Roast meals are served on Sunday lunchtimes. The pub is a supporter of local arts and music, and hosts occasional charity nights in support of local causes.
- Hearsall Inn 45 Craven Street Coventry: Chapelfields CV5 8DS moc.nnillasraeh@leinad(024) 7671 5729
- Coventry: City Centre
- Earl of Mercia
18 High Street
Coventry: City Centre
(024) 7643 3990
Wetherspoons converted from old bank in front of the council house. Seating in main bar, mezzanine level and paved patio at front. Cask marque accredited beers with usually five guests. One cider usually Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon available and there is a good range of bottled beer sourced internationally. Food seved 8 to 11 daily. Free Wifi.
- Gatehouse Tavern
44-46 Hill Street
Coventry: City Centre
ku.oc.liamtoh@tahccam(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
email@example.com(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.
Coventry: City Centre
(024) 7622 1100
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
ku.oc.evil@yrtnevocllimdniwdlo(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.
- Town Crier
Coventry: City Centre
ku.oc.snotsram@yrtnevoC.reirCnwoT(024) 7663 2317
A modern pub built in the late 1980s by Banks's with a single bar serving a large room. Close to historic Spon Street and the city centre, it is well placed to enjoy the UK City of Culture 2021 and is popular with shoppers and workers giving it a mix of clientele. Recently refurbished, the pub is bright and welcoming inside - the illuminated clock in the alcove a feature. There is live music on Saturday evenings and a large screen used occasionally for big sporting events. Real ale is supplemented by up to four real ciders.
- Town Wall Tavern
Coventry: City Centre
(024) 7622 0963
One of the few remaining traditional locals left in the city centre. Tucked behind the Belgrade Theatre, it is frequented by actors and can become very busy during intervals. The bar and lounge are supplemented by the 'Donkey Box', a small snug at the front which is just big enough to hold a donkey. There is an imaginative food offering, though not available Sunday evenings or Mondays. There are roasts at Sunday lunchtime. No children.
- Earl of Mercia 18 High Street Coventry: City Centre CV1 5RE (024) 7643 3990
- Coventry: Earlsdon
- City Arms
1 Earlsdon Street
(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.
- Royal Oak
22 Earlsdon Street
ku.oc.nodslraekaolayor@reganam(024) 7667 6658
Popular pub at the heart of the bustling community of Earlsdon. At busier times up to three changing beers may be available, with the added advantage of table service. No meals are offered but the pub serves bar snacks including award-winning pork pies. The back room is available for functions, and an attractive walled patio area to the rear of the pub is extremely popular during the summer months.
- City Arms 1 Earlsdon Street Coventry: Earlsdon CV5 6EP (024) 7671 8170
- Coventry: Foleshill
- Byatt's Brewhouse Bar
Unit 7-8 Lythalls Lane Industrial Estate, Lythalls Lane
ku.oc.yrewerbsttayb@ofni(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. Three gravity ciders and Byatt’s bottle-conditioned beers and carry-out containers can be purchased. Loyalty card available. 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 Arena. Venue available for private hire.
- Byatt's Brewhouse Bar Unit 7-8 Lythalls Lane Industrial Estate, Lythalls Lane Coventry: Foleshill CV6 6FL ku.oc.yrewerbsttayb@ofni(024) 7663 7996
- Coventry: Gosford Green
- Twisted Barrel Brewery & Tap House
Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street
Coventry: Gosford Green
ku.oc.elalerrabdetsiwt@yrewerb(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".
- Twisted Barrel Brewery & Tap House Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street Coventry: Gosford Green CV1 5ED ku.oc.elalerrabdetsiwt@yrewerb(024) 7610 1701
- Coventry: Spon End
- Broomfield Tavern
14-16 Broomfield Place
Coventry: Spon End
(024) 7663 0969
**Re-opened after an extended period of closure**
A genuine free house, going through a steady programme of 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.
- Broomfield Tavern 14-16 Broomfield Place Coventry: Spon End CV5 6GY (024) 7663 0969
- Coventry: Sutton Stop
- Greyhound Inn
Sutton Stop, Hawkesbury Junction
Coventry: Sutton Stop
firstname.lastname@example.org(024) 7636 3046
This canalside pub is a four times winner of the local Godiva award for best pub in Coventry and Warwickshire, and local CAMRA pub of the year for four consecutive years. The pub dates from the 1830s and the terrace to the front overlooks the bustling junction of two canals. An extensive menu of freshly cooked food is available. Two major beer festivals take place annually and is popular with locals and visitors alike.
- Greyhound Inn Sutton Stop, Hawkesbury Junction Coventry: Sutton Stop CV6 6DF email@example.com(024) 7636 3046
- Coventry: Walsgrave
- Red Lion
(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.
- Red Lion Ansty Road Coventry: Walsgrave CV2 2EY (024) 7661 2168
- Abbey Field
6 High Street
Former Loch Fyne restaurant, now a pub within the Chef & Brewer chain. Beer range increased to Greene King plus two guests.
- Ale Rooms & Gin Bar
7 Smalley Place
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
Abbey End North
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.
- Bear & Ragged Staff
Multi-roomed food based pub, part of the Greene King stable, situated in the heart of the town centre. Used by shoppers and families in the daytime. In the evenings and weekend the pub becomes more for the younger set of Kenilworth. Major sporting events are shown on a regular basis screens around the pub
- Clarendon Arms
44 Castle Hill
Just an arrow’s throw from Kenilworth Castle this multi-roomed restaurant and bar attracts many for its excellent range of food which is available all day. Drinkers are not neglected with Wye Valley and Hook Norton beers featuring prominently. Upstairs there is a function room. To the rear there is a paved patio area with tables and umbrellas for the fine weather whilst indoors there’s a welcoming log-burning stove. There are weekly and monthly themed promotions and special events are celebrated.
- Copper House Club
142-146 Albion St.
Large private members club in Mill end area of Kenilworth. Non-members and guests welcome just ask at the bar of signing in details required for visit. One cider also available.
16 New Street
Set on New Street, the main road just before the High Street approaching from Coventry, this 1 Michelin starred pub is the first true gastro pub in Kenilworth. Run by multi international award-winning chef Adam Bennett, the pub is split into various areas with both formal dining and more traditional seating. The pub has been completely refurbished in 2013 to reveal its original features. Also the open plan kitchen gives the diners the opportunity to see the food being prepared. Non-diners are made welcome in the front bar which serves beers from Wells & Young’s brewery.
8 Mill End
A very comfortable single-roomed award winning community pub close to Kenilworth Common and, as its name implies, the railway line. Unfortunately there is no station any more, although there is a possibility that it may reopen one day! Very popular with those who like televised sport. A conservatory at the back is a recent addition.
8 Oaks Precinct, Caesar Road
A recently updated 1960s estate pub with a contemporary feel set in a quiet part of town. Believed to be the only English pub of this name. The licensee has extensive local experience in the trade and the pub is inclusive and welcoming of the local community and beyond. Renowned for quality home-cooked food, particularly popular at weekends when it is served all day. Meals also available weekdays. Check pub’s website for more details. Half a mile from Talisman Theatre.
- Green Man
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.
- Kenilworth (Sporting) Football Club
Currently the club house is open on match days. Please call for more information related to opening time. Kenilworth Sporting is a new football ground that is home to CovPlumbing FC and Covsporting U16. They play in three leagues Midland Football League 3, Coventry Alliance 1 and Coventry Warwickshire Youth League.
- Kenilworth Cricket Club
Kenilworth Cricket Club is on the south outskirts of Kenilworth. A new club house was built in 2009. The main carpeted bar area and also wooden floor area that can be separated by a sliding partition. The Club is happy to hire out the premises for a variety of functions whether they be daytime or evening contact for more details.
- Kenilworth Rugby Club
Kenilworth RFC is a traditional town club that currently plays in Midlands 1 west – level 6 of the RFU league structure. It prides itself on providing a warm welcome to (new and old) members and visitors alike with the clubhouse bar open most nights during the season. Bar opening times Mon 6pm to 8pm Tues 6pm to 11pm, Wed 6pm to11pm, Thurs 6 to 11pm Fri 6pm to 11.30pm Sat 12 to 11.30pm Sun 12 to 4pm Out of season the club is closed on a Tuesday and Thursday. Saturday opening time will depend on TV rugby games, but normally 5pm. Venue hire available.
- Kenilworth Sports & Social Club
Montague House, Rosemary Hill
Large Social not far from center of the town. Function room available to hire for all occasions. Beer Garden with Kids Play Area 4 full size snooker tables,Pool table,Darts & Crown Green Bowling
- Kenilworth Tennis, Squash & Croquet Club
Kenilworth Tennis, Squash & Croquet Club offers excellent sports and social facilities in beautiful surroundings for players of all ages and abilities. They welcome all levels from beginners to match players, across all four sports – tennis, squash, racketball and croquet. Venue Hire available Bar opening time Monday-Friday 5pm-10.30pm, Saturday 12-2pm and 5-8.30pm, Sunday 5pm -10.30pm
- Lil Greens
33 Abbey End
A new venue that opened September 2015. There are two handpumps, which currently serve national beers. The food menu contains home-made burgers and exotic meats.
Located about halfway down the main shopping street this pub has gone through many changes. The front part has low ceilings with different height seating, to one side of the central bar it opens out which allows for a pool table and large screen TV. Major sporting events are shown on a regular basis with other small screens planted around the pub. Beers are from the Greene King portfolio.
- Old Bakery
12 High Street
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 and plans are afoot to extend opening hours and offer afternoon teas and lunchtime snacks. The owners aim to broaden the variety of beer styles and strengths further raising its appeal. Disabled access to the rear. Accommodation offered in 14 en-suite rooms.
- Pomeroy's Bistro/bar
48 Station Road
A single hand pump serves ever changing cask beers at this contemporary bistro with separate booths and relaxing lounge areas. Situated at the town end of Station Road in a building remarkably similar to pictures of the original 1844 railway station. A newly built station nearby provides regular connections to Coventry and Leamington.
- Queen & Castle
Overlooking Kenilworth Castle this large pub has a central bar area with a number of restaurant sections holding various sized tables distributed throughout the rest of the ground floor. The interior has the feel of a modern bistro type gastro pub with a light and airy feel with welcoming staff. The menu reflects this style see website for details. Please Note: The large car park is a pay and display so check signs for details. Pub does reimburse charges just show ticket at bar when being served as required.
- Royal Oak
36, New Street
This traditional Grade II-listed pub near the heart of old Kenilworth has a rustic charm and attracts a diverse clientele largely from the local community. There is a front bar area with a variety of seating options leading on to a larger, more open-plan comfortable lounge where entertainment sometimes features. Occasional beer festivals are held. Pub games include darts, poker and pool (table in separate room with access to the bar). Major sporting events are shown on Sky/BT Sport. There is a south-east facing patio and garden area to the rear. The regular Coventry to Leamington bus service stops outside.
- Stoneleigh Village Club
Vicarage Road, Stoneleigh
(024) 7641 4440
Licensed Village Club WELCOMING Non-Members
Large modern pub on the eastern side of town. Guest beers from Marstons range.
- Virgins & Castle
7 High Street
Reputed to be Kenilworth’s oldest pub and quality purveyor of Everards beers. Quaint Old Town High Street location near Abbey Fields and Kenilworth Castle, this multi–roomed, split-level pub with outside courtyard gets busy with diners enjoying the popular traditional pub food and Sunday lunch. Breakfasts are now served from 9am to midday. The pub holds two beer and cider festivals each year in May and October. Street parking is limited but there is a nearby public car park. Dogs welcomed except in the restaurant area.
- Wyandotte Inn
The pub is named after a native American tribe and suburb of Kansas City, where the builder of the pub's son settled. It was originally a home-brew pub built in 1868 which had been in the same family for many years, although now a Marston's tied house. The guest beers are from the Marston's stable. A community pub that usually shows sporting events on TV. Live music and DJs often feature. A well-known landmark for many buses.
- Abbey Field 6 High Street Kenilworth CV8 1LZ ku.oc.gnikeneerg@3691(01926) 515450
- Meer End
- Tipperary Inn
Meer End Road, Honiley
A superb, friendly country pub that offers good lunchtime specials, including an Italian menu.
- Tipperary Inn Meer End Road, Honiley Meer End CV8 1PW (01676) 532264
- Bulls Head Hotel
Big, busy pub with sprawling open plan rooms. Popular with diners. Accommodation available.
- Queen's Head
Pleasant country pub.
- Strawberry Bank Hotel, Restaurant, Pub & Function Suite
Public bar within the Strawberry Bank Hotel. Located in the village of Meriden in 2 acres of landscaped gardens, it has 55 en-suite rooms a newly refurbished restaurant and bar. A large function room suitable for weddings and other events. Opening times shown are for non-residents in the “Pub bar”. A full bar menu is offered contact hotel for full opening times for meal in bar and restaurant.
- Bulls Head Hotel Main Road Meriden CV7 7NN (01676) 523798
- Half Moon
moc.kooltuo@notslownoomflah(024) 7654 2710
Recently re-opened after a period of closure. More details to be added as soon as possible.
- Rose & Crown
28 Main Street
(024) 7798 1840
Bar & Lounge plus beer garden. Food Mon - Fri 12 to 3 + Sunday lunch. Live music every Friday. Rock & Roll night 3rd Saturday of the month.
- Half Moon Warwick Road Wolston CV8 3HB moc.kooltuo@notslownoomflah(024) 7654 2710