Coventry city centre has suffered greatly over the years at the hands of German bombers and city planners, but head out to its Victorian suburbs and you'll find a diverse variety of pubs, from hostelries of genuine antiquity through to battered old boozers, and from cutting-edge brewpubs to craft beer bars. Local pub historian Fred Luckett takes us on a tour of the city's finest and most characterful drinking establishments. From bustling alehouses that maintain a live music scene through to traditional taverns offering a more sedate atmosphere redolent of a seemingly bygone age, this book will guide you through the city's pub landscape.
Born 1950 in Coventry and educated at the local Grammar School, followed by a degree in Economics at Lancaster University, Fred Luckett worked in project management at Rolls Royce Coventry for over 20 years, followed by a stint at the Post Office, before retiring two years ago. He was a founder member of the Coventry branch of CAMRA in 1973 and still active within the organisation. He is the co-author of two books, ' The History of Brewing in Warwickshire ' and ' 1000 Years of Coventry Pubs' and still writes for the Coventry CAMRA branch's magazine.