Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Coventry Pubs #6 - The Flying Standard

2 - 10 Trinity Street
The Flying Standard (front on left)
3, 4 & 5 Priory Row
Lychgate Cottages (adjoining to rear on right)

This public house is named after a motor vehicle
 produced by the Standard Motor Company.
Standard Motor Company manufactured a range of cars
in Coventry between 1903 and 1960.

The Motor Victoria was Standard's first car built in 1903.
The Flying Standard motor car was produced in 1936.

This is a large steel framed building with applied
timber frame was built in 1938 and designed to fit
in neatly with the adjoining medieval Lychgate Cottages.
Before it became a public house in 1999 it was
occupied by Samuel's the jewelers and Timothy Whites, chemist.

This public house stands on a historic site that
dates back to the early 1400's.  Maybe I can
explore more of that in a future post.

Participating in Our World Tuesday


Lea said...

Very interesting architecture!

Bill Nicholls said...

Must be pub week, I just feature an old pub from where I live

s.c said...

Not old but looking old. Wonder how it is inside.

Rob Siemann said...

What a cool building, love it!

Halcyon said...

What a gorgeous building! I just love timbered buildings. :)

Lowell said...

Thank you for this. The structure is magnificent and what a history! I have not heard of the Standard car before but my 1937 Chevy (which I bought when I was 15) looks much like the car pictured! I'll bet this place is even more impressive in person!

Kate said...

The bottom photo is a perfect image for a setting in an historic novel with dashing young men and intrigue.

Sharon Anck said...

I love the look of that building.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The Flying Standard was an elegant car Lauren.. this building is amazing. Was interested to hear it had a steel structure under the wood. A more modern addition when renovated?

William Kendall said...

Quite an impressive place!

Tanya Breese said...

it's beautiful and looks very similar to our "hotel roanoke" here...google it and see!

amanda | wildly simple said...

That is a fantastic building!
I'd love to explore in Coventry. Some day!