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The Whitefriars Olde Ale House, Coventry - pub details

Whitefriars Olde Ale House
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Address: 114-115 Gosford Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5DL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4554) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Coventry (0.6 miles), Canley (2.1 miles), Tile Hill (4.4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.7/10 (rated by 44 users)
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This place is currently closed and looking very run down from the outside. Nobody appears to know whether it will re-open.
blue_scrumpy - 24 Dec 2018 17:40
Has an ambience in keeping with Conrad's The Secret Agent but would also suit hand holding ethereals, rustic swingers, endangered beardless hipsters and connoisseurs of the fine art of staring into space. In other words, although it may resemble some, this doesn't remotely feel like any other pub you'll encounter within the city centre radius (with the possible exception of the Broomfield). Six ales sported, colour displayed and sold with tasters offered within the cramped area of the bar, clogged up with characters of the more positive usage of the term. Almost immediately the atmosphere virtually steams off the aged walls. Only one ale suited my palate, guest Jouster but I'm not one to flit about once I get the taste, unlike a true ticker. Downsides are the oppressive heating system over the front door and the crowd swell that takes root in front of the bar. Otherwise one of the most enjoyably distinctive pub adventures likely to be had in Cov. 8/10 seems about right.
ILooklikeme - 4 Nov 2015 11:40
Think there were six ales on offer and three cider when I was in Sat - plumped for Slaughterhouse Saddleback 3.7% - in great condition. There is a beer garden and a band were setting up out there (they looked like they were going to be loud). Oh yes, and the Gents toilet floor is still wet...so keep checking your laces are tied!
kernott1 - 8 Sep 2014 08:51
I used to frequent this pub regularly , but not so much now . The choice of ales has become less and of poorer quality . There are better pubs in town , so if things do not improve I will have to drop this from my crawl .
lotus - 20 Nov 2013 10:42
Following the move of a colleague to Coventry, I've had the chance to check the city centre bars out on several occasions. It soon became clear that this was the best one within strolling distance of the university. Very good beer range and a pleasantly basic atmosphere.
Arctium_lappa - 18 Feb 2013 00:28

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