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Nugget, Coundon Green

These premises have been known by different names during their history:FROMTONAME
18611926BEERHOUSE
18791966NUGGET INN
19661979SKY BLUE TAVERN
1979presentNUGGET
Nugget Hollyfast Rd
The Nugget, a very large art deco styled building from 1938 which was built in anticipation of housing development on Coundon Wedge, which never happened, so the pub seems something of a white elephant.
Nugget Coundon Green Between 1861 and 1926 this was the BEERHOUSE, Coundon. In the 1861 census Thomas Green is a labourer and beer house keeper in Coundon. In 1871 he is a labourer publican, Coundon Green The Coventry Times of 19 June 1889 records that 'It is said that the name was given to the house by its late owner and landlord, Thomas Green, some thirty five years ago, after returning from a visit to the Australian goldfields'. However, since it was a beerhouse between 1874 and 1926, it is difficult to see where a nugget could have been of any use. It is also said that the pub was a starting point for drovers on their way to Coventry.
Nugget Coundon Green 2012 The present very grand public house was built a short distance from the Nugget's original location opposite Northbrook Road. In 1966 it was renamed SKY BLUE TAVERN for a while (after the Coventry FC team) and then returned to the NUGGET in 1979. Right: The Nugget in March 2012. (Photo courtesy of Cliff Jones.)

LICENSEES:

1854 - 1888 Thomas Green & farm manager 1892 Mrs Elizabeth Green 1900 Henry Green 1904 - 1908 Edward William Cowpe Pendleton 1912 Mrs Edward William Cowpe Pendleton 1926 John Shirley 1935 - 1940 J. G. Shirley c1942 - 1944 Albert Arnold (also at Three Horseshoes, Stoney Stanton Road from 1944 - 51 and Windmill, Spon Street from 1952 - 60) 1957 - 1960 and onwards Leslie Wilson (see above, see also Raglan Tavern, Raglan Street) 1982 The Tarbotton family 2014 Phillip Burford
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