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andyk69
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1111 of 1190  Sat 6th May 2017 11:26am  
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Found this earlier. Work going on at the former Butts Retreat and a new license application for "Hill's Lounge and Bar". Wonder if they are using Jimmy Hill's name for if/when Coventry City relocate to the Butts Park after next season? http://licensing.coventry.gov.uk/
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dougie
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1112 of 1190  Fri 19th May 2017 9:50am  
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One for Neil here as you go in this pub or anyone else Smile Thumbs up Been looking through Pixrobin's photos and came across this photo. I walk past this a number of times when down in Coventry but I've never seen that crest or marking in the apex of the building. What does it stand for if anything? It looks like three "A" to me, it's a very old pub so I think it must stand for something

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RLCherrington
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1113 of 1190  Fri 19th May 2017 9:55am  
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Morning all! I wonder if that marking is anything to do with masons or guilds? Sometimes marks were put onto buildings indicating the guild that the builders belonged to.
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Midland Red
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1114 of 1190  Fri 19th May 2017 10:25am  
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Possibly "Atkinson's Aston Ales" Oh my
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mickw
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1115 of 1190  Fri 19th May 2017 11:35am  
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Here's the trade mark three A's on an Atkinson's beer label. Thumbs up
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dougie
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1116 of 1190  Fri 19th May 2017 11:45am  
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Thanks that's the one Cheers I'll make it my job next time I'm down in July to go in and have a pint of the three A's if still on sale Thumbs up
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mickw
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1117 of 1190  Fri 19th May 2017 12:48pm  
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Hi dougie. I doubt that you'll get any Atkinsons beer as they don't exist anymore but you will get a fine pint of Bass in a pleasant atmosphere. Cheers Cheers
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RLCherrington
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1118 of 1190  Sat 20th May 2017 6:00pm  
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Thanks for letting us know what that mark was! Cheers Shame they don't exist any longer.
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1119 of 1190  Fri 30th Jun 2017 5:34pm  
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The Cedars - a "troubled Coventry pub" Oh my
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1120 of 1190  Mon 10th Jul 2017 6:53pm  
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Judging by the number of references throughout the HCF to The Devonshire Arms, I wonder if this lady is familiar to any members?
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PhilipInCoventry
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1121 of 1190  Mon 10th Jul 2017 10:15pm  
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Hi & yes, Wave I didn't know the lady's name but I remember her, & her husband Jack, from the Devonshire Arms, or the Devon as it was known. Cheers
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1122 of 1190  Thu 13th Jul 2017 5:03pm  
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Butts Retreat to reopen as Mediterranean restaurant Thumbs up Coombe Abbey could be turned into flats Oh my
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andyk69
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1123 of 1190  Sat 15th Jul 2017 9:51am  
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The Butts Retreat has been open for weeks as "The Kamara Lounge" Amateur isn't the word really. We've not paid the same for an identical round twice and had a pint dropped on us. It won't last long if they don't pull their socks up. Always good for the amusement factor though..
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1124 of 1190  Sat 15th Jul 2017 9:56am  
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Good to see the Telegraph (Trinity Mirror) is on the ball Wink
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CKV 1D
COVENTRY
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1125 of 1190  Sun 20th Aug 2017 8:57pm  
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It's probably a long shot to ask, but is there any way at all please that anyone might be able to tell me how I can find out how old this particular pub here is, which is located along the Foleshill Road next door to Foleshill Fire Station! The Pub is called the "THREE HORSE SHOES" and it's a place that I pop in to from time to time for a quick Coke or two. I was only in there again yesterday afternoon and on asking the landlord there if he might have any idea at all as to the age of the pub, he seemed to think it was about 100 years old, so obviously dating it to around 1917 time? Me personally would have said it was built around the early to mid 1930's, but out of curiosity, it would be great to find out exactly when it was built and I did tell the landlord that I'd do my best to hopefully find the answer for him? I have an old photograph of a tram travelling along the Foleshill Road in the late 1930's and much to my surprise, the "THREE HORSE SHOES" Pub can be seen in the background of the photo, so that dates it to being around 80 years old already!!!! Any help with this query would be very much appreciated and I thank you all in advance! Edited by member, 20th Aug 2017 8:59 pm

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