Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Coventry Pubs #5 - The Earl Of Mercia

18 High Street


Located across the street from Coventry's Council House,
this building opened in 1896 as Lloyds Bank.

Since the early 1990s it has been a public house 
with a number of names, the most recent The Earl of Mercia.


The name is after Leofric who was The Earl of Mercia
and the husband of Lady Godiva.


This is a Wetherspoon's public house which
translates into reasonably priced food and drink,
conveniently located in the City Centre.

Participating in ABC Wednesday
E is for 'Earl' in The Earl of Mercia


12 comments:

Fun60 said...

Isn't it interesting when you trace the history of a building. Weatherspoon's seem to be taking over a lot of larger pubs.

Jane and Chris said...

I've never been in there! It's a nice solid looking building.
Jane x

Ann said...

Very cool building!!
Ann

William Kendall said...

I really like the building, Lauren!

Leslie: said...

Like the building and especially like the history - Lady G's hubby, eh? Fascinating.

Leslie
abcw team

Liz said...

What a grand old building!

Melody Steenkamp said...

What a wonderful building..... thankfully it still is in use and not broken down like many other

Melody (abc-w)

DEE DEE said...

Lovely pictures

Stephanie said...

Beautiful old building!

Jack said...

It is quite a grand building for a pub. You composed the first image very well, LOL.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Can just see this wonderful old building as a Lloyd's Bank Lauren, fabulous as a pub, Tres grand :)

Roger Owen Green said...

impressive structure

ROG, ABCW