The Town Wall Tavern

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Grey-Eagle Ray on October 19, 2008

An original Bass mirror shimmers in the heat from an open fire in the public bar. Another welcome blaze warms a lounge filled with alcoves. One of them harbours a piano that bursts into life occasionally when actors or musicians want to carry on performing long after the curtain has come down at the theatre next door.

The Town Wall has traditionally been a haven for thespians, journalists and rugby lovers. Not that too many Coventry prop forwards, past or present, could fit into one of the country's most intimate snugs.

The "Donkey Box" measures 7ft 8in by 5ft 5in: standing room only, apart from two high stools. One carries a brass plaque to mark the last perching place of the late editor of The Coventry Citizen, a popular figure with a prodigious capacity for Bass and a squawking laugh that threatened to shatter glass.

Roberto Donna on December 15, 2008

Coventry... nice memories...

Ciao, Roberto

greywolf48 on December 30, 2008

Great shoot. My sincere compliments and regards.

JohnBe on October 7, 2009

One of my old local haunts along with the Bablake old boys club down the road. You forgot to mention the students at lunchtime by the way


Grey-Eagle Ray on January 22, 2010

Hello Mira, every thing becomes clearer now.

Have you visited the Town Wall in Coventry? It’s behind the Belgrade Theatre.

Inside this old Tavern I recently learned that …The Belgrade acquired its name in recognition and thanks for a gift of timber from the Yugoslav city of Belgrade that was used extensively in the construction of the auditorium.

I hope you enjoyed your stay, beware we may bump into each other one day?


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