Spires, Grayswood Avenue
|These premises have been known by different names during their history:||FROM||TO||NAME|
|1939||1966||THREE SPIRES HOTEL|
The 1930s-built public house has had another colour transformation back to black and white since its brief foray into pastel shades. Opened as the Three Spires Hotel, it became the Jules Verne theme pub in the early 1970s then the Spires Tavern, the Rectory by the late 1980s and now the New Spires with a 'pub for let' sign on its frontage to the right of the bay windows.
This is named after Coventry's three church spires.
Built in the 1930s this pub was formerly the THREE SPIRES HOTEL then JULES VERNE ifrom 1966 to the 1970s. In 1981 it reopened as the SPIRES 18 months after the Jules Verne was completely gutted by fire. From being a theme pub relating to 'Around the World in 80 Days' it adopted the then current trend for tradition with beams, twee lamps, watlle and daub walls and a fibre glass range! In the 1980s renamed the RECTORY apparently in order to identify with the area! I can't see what the connection is between rectory and the Grayswood Avenue area. Outside it was labelled as a medieval inn but the building is only 1930s brewers Tudor.
Currently known as the NEW SPIRES.|
LICENSEES:LICENSEES: (the SPIRES HOTEL)
1939 - 1940 R. F. Northall
1955 - 1956 Muriel D. Patrick
1957 Alfred William Ward
1960 - 1962 A. J. Wells
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