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The Greyhound Inn, Alderman's Green, Coventry

Sutton Stop
Longford
Coventry
CV6 6DF
Phone: 02476363046
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Greyhound Inn

We diverted here from the M6 for a lunchtime stop on our way to Shrewsbury and it did not disappoint. Unchanged from Pubsignman’s review some seven years ago this is a splendid pub.
We managed to get a table in the first room on the bar side, mainly because most other people were in the well appointed restaurant room to the left which was full. But for a couple of sandwiches we preferred the bar side anyway which has true pub character compared to the separate dining room.
Four ales on in the shape of Bass, GK Abbott, Sharps Sunset Red and Arkells Big Hit.
I went for the Bass first and a fine pint it was.
Good knowledgeable and friendly service levels were experienced and when I returned to the bar and asked the guvnor what the Sunset Red was like, the reply was that he found it disappointingly thin and provided a taster. He was absolutely right so I went for the Big Hit instead.
This plus a couple of top notch thick cut sandwiches made this a very pleasant journey stopover and i whole heartily recommend the Greyhound if you find yourself in the area.

On 23rd October 2019 - rating: 9
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Greyhound Inn

Perfect pub - found at the end of the Coventry Canal Art Trail.

Former canal cottages knocked together. Inside - packed solid - difficult to move around and get to the bar and toilet. Plenty of staff on, so queue's not too bad.
Low ceiling with plenty of pub paraphernalia. Outdoor seating available to admire the busy canal junction with plenty of architecture.

Beerise, I saw Black Sheep and went for that. Served in a Bass Glass, so may have missed that. Excellent pint - in GBG 2019 - and the food was even better.

Excellent experience.

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On 1st October 2018 - rating: 10
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Greyhound Inn

The Greyhound is a lovely Grade II listed building in a picturesque location on the Coventry canal, near Hawksbury Junction. The pub is rightly popular with the boating community, but on my visit it was full of football supporters who can enjoy a 20-25 minute walk along the canal to get from the pub to Coventry City’s Ricoh Arena. It’s also very easy to reach by car from Junction 3 of the M6, should you fancy breaking your journey, although you would never guess this from the peaceful setting.
The pub has a nice rural, traditional feel to it and retains some interesting features such as the brick fireplace that serves two parts of the pub. The interior wraps itself around three sides of the servery, with the fourth side in the adjacent dining room. The front of the pub has tile flooring, half paneled walls and a fair amount of exposed brickwork, with some high backed settles along the front wall punctuated only by a small bookcase. As the room curves around the servery towards the rear of the building, you pass a small, cosy booth on the right hand side. The rear of the room is in a similar style to the front, with long banquettes and a few small tables. The décor incorporates a lot of brewerania including a number of old enamel brewery advertisements. There is also an inevitable boating theme, with a life ring, oar and steering arm all visible from where I was sat. They were also selling hand painted canal stools bearing an image of the pub. In the rear section there was a TV screen showing the Grand Prix to a couple of customers and the radio was playing throughout my stay at a reasonable level. I didn’t explore the dining room, although it’s suffice to say that it was packed by lunchtime and I noticed a few people were taking advantage of the bright weather to sit on one of the many benches outside the front of the pub. Food is served all day, including hearty breakfasts from 10am on Saturdays and Sundays. I tried one of their baguettes with side salad and some crisps, which cost £5.50 and must be the largest, most well filled baguette I’ve ever encountered.
Beer wise, there were four ales available – Bass, Marston’s Pedigree, Theakston Mild and Burton Bridge Damson Porter (£3.10). I managed to sink several pints of the latter which turned out to be a very drinkable and moreish. The barman who served me was very friendly and remembered what I was drinking, despite the pub being very busy.
I knew almost the moment that I walked into this pub that I was going to enjoy my visit and nothing in the intervening hours that I spent here changed that feeling. This is a lovely, welcoming pub of the kind you always hope you will stumble across and it is well worth making the effort to get here.

On 18th October 2012 - rating: 9
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23rd Oct 2019, 16:56
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 April 2012 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 April 2012 by Will Larter
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