Climax, City Arcade
|These premises have been known by different names during their history:||FROM||TO||NAME|
|1984||1994||BUG AND BLACK BAT|
|1994||present||ROSIE O'BRIENS PUMPHOUSE|
This pub was named after the Coventry fork truck and pump engine manufacturer (later Kalmar Climax) at a time when they built the engines that powered the Cooper, Cooper-Climax and Lotus cars to Le Mans and Formula 1 World Championships. It opened on 21st December 1962, and was said at the time to be a joint effort between Flowers and Ansells.
In January 1984 it became the BUG AND BLACK BAT, a modern fun pub complete with loud music, flashing lights and garish decor. By 1994 the name had changed again to ROSIE O'BRIENS PUMPHOUSE! The name is yet another silly marketing man's creation.|
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