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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

ABC Wednesday: The Friendship

Today's post for ABC Wednesday is F for "The Friendship" and shows the building that was many years was a pub of that name.

The Friendship was at the western end of Old Street, on the corner of Henry Square. It was opened in 1827 and expanded into the building at the back, which became the original Schofield's Brewery. The brewery later moved to a larger site on Bentinck Street and was eventually incorporated into Robinson's Brewery.

The building has been empty for several years but it occupies a prime location in the St Petersfield re-development and will shortly be converted into offices. It is a pity that it could not be sustained as a pub, but at least the splendid building will be retained.

See Google Street View of this location.

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"The Friendship" is a contribution to ABC Wednesday. For more "F" posts from around the world please follow this link.


  1. Guess we must be grateful the building is to be retained rather than demolished like so much of that area.

  2. I agree with Gerald. Too often older buildings are torn down in order to build something "modern" (yet usually ugly). Interesting history of this building.

    abcw team

  3. Impressive looking building.

  4. what a great name for a tavern
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  5. I don't think I've heard of a pub being called The Friendship before. Glad its a building that won't be lost.

  6. So many public houses are closing around the UK and Coventry is no different. That looks a great building, so glad it will not be destroyed. Interesting post. Lovely name for a pub :).


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