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The Establishment

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Bayley Lane | The Old County Hall, Coventry CV1 5RN, England
+44 24 7622 2727
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great pub set in what was Coventry's old Court house, it was also the place of the final public execution in the city but don't let that put you off !! Great original features such as the old cells, superb atmosphere and good food and drink at reasonable prices; highly recommended.

Thank Bertswiss
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we've often been on the terrace for a drink. it is definitely a bit hit and miss with the crowd it attracts. it is mostly students but they get loud and leary quickly. food is average unless sitting in the restaurant.

Thank CorkNicola
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

10 minutes before we were even acknowledged and only after I prompted staff to take order for drink. No Sunday lunch menu on table; no vegetarian option; no child menu and 50 minutes later no meal. I was then advised staff member had to go and purchase vegetables. Reason given was how busy they had been with Sunday lunches. Seriously... More 

Thank Onlyinmyopinion
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've never written written a review before, but this was such a bad experience I needed to say something to prevent other from wasting their time and money. Were to start, firstly not enough staff for a Sunday lunch time, restaurant was quite busy with a large party of 8 in with a long wait for food, in fact so... More 

1 Thank stuartwoolsey79
Coventry, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I use The Establishment whenever we go into the City Centre. It is a lovely building with interesting historical facts behind it. However, nowhere does this show anywhere in the building. I would at least expect something on the tables depicting this information, maybe a write up in the menu but no nothing. Some time ago they... More 

Thank Sandra J
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to the establishment last night and was having a good time until they said they can't do cocktails yet served the guy next to me with one . I questioned this and was told mine had ice in it and the ice machine had broke . I said they could of explained that and told me i could... More 

Thank Vicky M
Coventry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for afternoon tea which was really lovely a variety of finger sandwhiches cakes and scones with jam and fresh cream. It,s very handy for the Cathedral ,Herbert Art Meseum and Broadgate, which is at the top of Town,

Thank Val4142
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676 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Had pizza here which was OK. Service is minimal - we had to track someone down to give our order to and they were not busy, just chatting. Then the wrong pizza was delivered but we accepted it.

Thank JillConnecticut
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Attractive building in the historic centre of Coventry, near the Cathedral. Popped in for a late lunch. Good service, food arrived after only a short wait, was cooked well and tasted good. I am Coeliac and the guy at the bar was very knowledgeable, helping me make a gluten free choice with confidence. Not at all expensive - great value.

1 Thank Carl B
HeadOffice123, Guest Relations Manager at The Establishment, responded to this review

Hi Carl B, Thanks so much for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon Head Office x More 

Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I am not sure if the Establishment wants to be a 'quality' restaurant or a 'trendy' bar? I am not sure it can do both. The restaurant is adequate as a good quality pub restaurant - although it is a bit pricey? The bar appears to be a 'Lads Bar' - which some people might find a bit intimidating. But... More 

Thank briangb210547
HeadOffice123, Guest Relations Manager at The Establishment, responded to this review

Hi briangb210547, Your comments have been passed onto the management team in Coventry for clarification. Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback, and we hope to see you again. Head Office More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bayley Lane | The Old County Hall, Coventry CV1 5RN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Coventry
  • Phone Number: +44 24 7622 2727

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?