Mercers Arms, Swan Lane
The Company of Mercers (i.e. Drapers) received their first charter in 1393. They dealt mostly in costly materials such as silk. The silk industry was Coventry's main trade for much of the nineteenth century.
This pub opened in 1933 under licensee, E. Hall. In 1982 this was described as a 'large, popular pub opposite Coventry City Football Club's ground' (at Highjfield Road, that is). The pub was known for hosting music: in the 1960s it was jazz, in later decades, folk.
The Mercers was demolished c2000.|
LICENSEES:1933 - 1936 E. Hall
1937 - 1940 A. Neville
1955 - 1957 Thomas A. Hardware
1960 - 1962 T. Lloyd
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