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Greyhound Inn, Longford

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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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Mappiman - 1 Oct 2018 13:29
This was easily the best pub we tried in Coventry on Saturday. Travelling around Coventry can be a little dis-orientating as its so spread out. This pub is close to the M6 and near to a canal. I wasn't aware that it was within walking distance to the Ricoh Arena, until I read the last review. So it will certainly be an option if I ever go there again. The Greyhound has a bar area and a separate dining area. It is full of character with plenty of knick knacks to admire. The ale selection was also different. Bass is the regular ale. Guests were Box Steam Gym Dodger, Abbeydale Deception & Greene King Abbot. They also had a real cider from Hecks. Well worth visiting.
blue_scrumpy - 30 Jan 2018 19:36
What a lovely little pub.A classic with compact ceilings,and classic deco with adverts and banners from years gone by. A nice choice of ales on offer too. Enjoyed the Bass on handpull,it had been a while since drinking that stuff,but they had some local ales on too which were enjoyable.
2 roaring fires to keep everyone warm,good friendly service too. A great pub and location next to a canal,ideal to wander down to The Ricoh Arena after a few ales.
Will return here if we play Coventry again.
markredfox73 - 24 Sep 2012 17:04
Visited this pub with Southampton fans for the Coventry away game.

What a little Gem!
excellent range of ale, friendly staff, log-file, Car parking and right on the canal.

If only this pub was around the corner, where I live.
excellent boozer.

only rated it as a 9/10 as did not eat any food.
COLSLAW - 8 Nov 2011 14:36
I visited here on a canal trip a few years back and when I've had the chance revisited it a few time since via road. One of my favourite pubs on the canal network, an absolute gem... Great beer, great food, great atmosphere and if your bed is close by on the cut then you just can't go wrong...!!!!

Looking forward to my next visit
MattTheMuncher - 18 May 2011 23:48
Pub located next to a canal offering fine views. The place has two rooms, one a restauraunt, one the main pub, however food is served in both it seems. This did not detract from place however as it still retains its great cosy pub atmosphere. I visited before the Coventry v Leeds game and found the locals to be friendly and welcoming, full of decent folk and families. Choice of real ales was okay with a couple of mainstream beers, one from the Elland brewery, whilst I chose the Theakstons Mild, however this was served too cold for my liking.
Overall the pub has a good atmosphere, the bar staff were very friendly and the beer choice was good. If you like your decent pubs and are visiting the Ricoh Arena (approx 35 mins walk), then give it a try.
SouthYorkshireman - 9 Nov 2010 22:56
Nice pub, very friendly staff, good variety on the menu and the food is excellent. Would recommend for anyone looking for a nice place to eat or relax with a cold beer or one of their many real ales.
rich549 - 30 Sep 2010 18:52
I have been to this pub a few times now and have always had a great experience, the food is great not what you expect from a pub there was plenty of choice and the staff were very helpful with a good attitude. there were several real ales available but my choice was the Aspalls cider (went with my meal) but overall would definitely reccommend and I myself will definately be visiting again.
Rack20 - 30 Sep 2010 18:48
Does that mug Ray Hoare still run the place?
Creepy man!
MickJ - 2 Aug 2010 20:57
Very friendly and historic canalside pub with a good selection of real ale including Highgate Dark Mild,London Pride ,Ped and on my visit a golden ale from Sadlers which went down a treat.Attractive interior with a lounge now given over to diners and a bar which wraps around a central serving area.Good views over Hawkesbury Junction where boats make the tricky turn from the Coventry Canal to the stop lock at the start of the Oxford Canal.Much chortling if a boater cocks it up.Food looked good with a large variety but didnt try it due to concentration on a liquid lunch.
Bucking_Fastard - 18 Sep 2009 17:00
After last years complaint about Courage Best, they decided to make amends by holding the beer festival on the same weekend as Bristol City played Coventry. The beer festival was in the outdoor area at the rear, with about 12 beers, plus a few more inside. Between us we tried 7, and all were good. Nice to find proper perry (Pear cider for the uninitiated), and of the beers, the Snake Oil was my favourite. A great setting, friendly helpful staff, in fact perfect. My friends praised the food, but I was a bit too busy sampling to order any!
I hope the rest of the festival went well.
Dylanwing - 13 Sep 2009 15:11
nice pub altough a little bit smelly
bobbones - 3 Sep 2008 17:36
Nice pub, great location, and reasonably handy for the Ricoh. The beers (Tiger and Highgate Mild) was excellent, although having Courage Directors as a guest seems a waste of a pump. Sandwiches and baguettes were excellent for quality and value. It was very pleasant sat in the water-side garden on a (rare) warm day for a pre-match beer, and a 3-0 win made the day even better. One small gripe, what is the point of banning smoking on a paved patio?
Dylanwing - 24 Aug 2008 13:25
Visited in October 2007 while on a cycling trip around Coventry. Wonderful interior, staff were very friendly and although slightly on the pricy side the food was superb (Salmon tagliatelle). Good range of beers, and overall a very welcoming pub to end up in following a long cycle ride on a cold autumn evening. Worth making the effort to find this pub.
lad_newton - 23 Jun 2008 13:21
Well worth the hassle of finding it on a dark wet winter evening. A pub with a warm fire, hearty food, good ale and friendly staff. It became very busy later on and this should be borne in mind if ordering food.
Duckstein - 10 Dec 2007 18:02
I have to admit, I'm also a little baffled by Skyblues comments. If you think the staff and service are so bad then why were you a regular there?
Anyhow, I personally love this place - good beer and food in a fantastic location.
gazbert - 7 Dec 2007 10:26
One of the best pubs I've ever been too. Far too many bars and beefeaters around nowadays so it's great to find a good old quality pub that serves good ale, good food and provides excellent service. Do you think the reviewer below was just after a free meal..? I think they most definately were....
CrocDundee - 5 Dec 2007 07:33
Incompetent chef, unpleasant and unhelpful staff and a manager who has clearly never heard of Customer Service.
I ordered steak well done and it arrived medium rare twice. No apology and when I refused to pay for the meal (not the whole bill - which tallied to around 75) due to the lengthy wait and sheer inconvenience I was told to either 'pay or me and my family would no longer be welcome'. Not a good result considering myself, family and friends are locals and tend to drink in the pub once a week.
A shame as the pub does do excellent pies and has good real ale.
skyblues - 1 Nov 2007 11:29
Early days for me and this pub but I definitely want to give it another whirl. Problem is its a bit of a bugger to get to unless you've got transport as its over the far side of Longford, almost in the sticks. Beer-wise I noticed a fair few local brewery offerings which was a brave yet loyal choice by the owners. Only had time to try one pint of 'Late OTT' from the Tunnel Brewery in nearish-by Ansley but it went down a treat. They also had Aspall's cider on tap which is very rare in these parts. The pub itself is a big old place next to the canal with plenty of character and several bars one of which conveniently adjoined the beer garden. However if you want to avoid any former Peugeot faces then its probably best to avoid this place on sunny afternoons.
cardinalChunder - 17 Aug 2007 16:59
Had a lovely walk along the canal to this pub, and enjoyed the real ale served. I had an excellent meal but went outside to eat it as there were heaters on around the restaurant area that I found uncomfortably hot. Could spend ages looking round the ols signs in the bar area. Was packed with a mixed crowd. Staff friendly and polite.
gillhalfpint - 15 Apr 2007 21:47
i came in a couple of months ago for the first time and had a truely horrific pint. will make a second trip.

location is spot on, plenty of parking and secluded from passing rozzers inspections.
BeerBolshevik - 23 Jan 2007 09:23
Fabulous pub and great food. Very friendly atmosphere, mixed bunch of people who obviously appreciate a quality pub. After your drink you can take a walk along the tow path - carefull not to fall in though!
well4med - 19 Jul 2006 08:36
A place that respects good values and decent people, excellent Ales, food & staff, a real Oasis, please dont ever change this superb venue.
anonymous - 2 Dec 2005 14:44
Great pub in a fantastic location brilliant beer and food!
old_peculier - 13 Nov 2005 17:47
This is an absolute gem of a pub. The location is great the staff are great, the Head Chef is some kind of genius and importantly the beer is always on form. I am quite partial to mild and they have the best pint of Highgate I have had the pleasure of tasting. Some very hard work done by the current owners and their ex cellarman who i have been told has moved to pastures new recently, however he has left a legacy, which the owners can be proud of. Recently voted Best Pub in the Midland Godiva Awards and I'm sure it won't be long before there are a few rosettes to go with it. Everything about this pub makes me proud to be an Englishman keep up the good work.
anonymous - 19 Oct 2005 15:00
Excellent all round. Lovely location, swift and friendly service, good food, good beer. What more can one say.
Jan R - 26 Oct 2004 16:44
A fantastic real ale, oldie worldie pub right on the canal
anonymous - 14 Oct 2004 23:23
Fantastic Food, and Beer. But very hard to find somewhere to sit as all tables are usually full, unless you want to sit outside by the canal! Despite the number of people in the pub the service was surprisingly quick.
L - 19 Sep 2004 22:25
A great friendly pub either in the summer or winter with fantastic beer and food, a real olde worls place that hasn't been created by interior designers or has just evolved.....!!
Leigh Watts - 21 Jul 2004 22:15

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