FA CUP! Coventry City VS Manchester United

Sunday 21st April 3:30pm Coventry City VS Manchester United   The Jacobean Hotel welcomes you on Sunday 21st April from 9AM for Breakfast Batches and Beers to celebrate Coventry City at Wembley Stadium! Kick off at 15:30.   To book a table please contact reception on 02476601601 or via email at enquiries@thejacobean.co.uk See you all there! (PUSB)

Walks around Coventry & Warwickshire

Walks around Coventry - Jacobean Hotel   The West Midlands is home to several picturesque spots; its quaint towns and sprawling countryside make them an excellent destination for a family or couple getaway. The Jacobean Hotel is a fantastic focal point with conveniently distanced walks accessible by foot or a small drive away.   Coundon Wedge The Jacobean Hotel is a stones throw away from the Coundon Wedge, accessible from various points turning either left or right when exiting the hotel. The Coundon Wedge itself is a large walk, with fields upon fields of exploration and wildlife. There is also another popular walk which begins here, at The Jacobean hotel, where you can turn right out of the hotel and venture towards Allesley Village where you can loop back and direct into Allesley Park. Within Allesley park there are various entrances back into the Coundon Wedge where you will eventually arrive back at The Jacobean Hotel. For the most part, they are all largely sign posted, and when in doubt, you could always ask someone for directions or simply use apple maps! Allesley Park Allesley Park is a 15-minute walk away from The Jacobean Hotel, and a 5-minute drive, with car parking available at Allesley Hall Drive, CV5 9AD. You could always take a walk through Allesley Village and admire the Norman dated houses and buildings before turning into the entrance of Allesley Park, which begins at the green bridge. You will find a Gated Walled Garden along a winding path when walking around its entirety, which was formed in 1997 to recreate a kitchen garden as it might have looked 235 years ago when John Neale, Lord of the Manor and owner of Allesley Hall started to grow his own vegetables, fruit and flowers. The park itself was established as a deer park in the 13th Century and a manor house was built in 1660. Coventry Cathedral We are conveniently situated 1.5miles away from Coventry Cathedral, which is just a 10 minute drive away. The X1 Bus route can be found directly outside of the hotel, which takes you directly into Coventry City Centre within 10 minutes. Coventry Cathedral is most known for it’s ruin due to being blitzed in November 1940 in World War Two. Shortly after the destruction, the Cathedral stonemason, Jock Forbes, noticed that two of the roof timbers had fallen in the shape of a cross, he set them up in the ruins where they were later placed on an altar of rubble with the moving words ‘Father Forgive’ inscribed on the wall. The spire of the Cathedral rises to 90m which makes it the tallest structure in Coventry. Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Located directly opposite the Cathedral, the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum presents both modern and classic works of art. The main rooms in this small but fascinating museum are dedicated to Lady Godiva and the Coventry Blitz, while other rooms feature rotating exhibitions or non-themed collections of paintings and artwork. With free entry and an on-site cafe from which to get refreshments, this small city-centre art gallery is well worth popping into. St Mary's Guildhall Still actively hosting receptions and functions in the area, St. Mary's Guildhall is another worthy spot to visit while enjoying an afternoon in central Coventry. This location is notable for its architecture, with the main hall boasting remarkably high ceilings and the upper rooms displaying the low doorways and steep staircases typical of medieval buildings. It was built between 1340 and 1342, and greatly altered in 1460. Being located in the City Centre of Coventry, it is easily accessible by foot, bus or a short ten-minute drive. Kenilworth Castle The Jacobean Hotel sits 8 miles from Kenilworth Castle, which is an 18-minute drive away with parking available on site. The Castle is located in the Town of Warwick, England, built from Norman to Tudor times around the 1120’s. Once the home for Queen Elizabeth I, the castle sits proudly on a hilltop overlooking sprawling fields. The Castle is a highly recommended day trip for couples and families staying at The Jacobean Hotel.   Warwick Castle Warwick Castle is located 10 miles from The Jacobean Hotel and is just over a 20-minute drive away. It was originally built by William the Conqueror during 1068, situated near the River Avon, in the town of Warwick, in Warwickshire. There are paid tours and events which can be booked online. Alternatively, you can walk around without admission fees, visiting the castle courtyard and the old stables where you can also access the café and restrooms.   Stoneleigh Abbey Located 8.5 miles from The Jacobean Hotel, and easily accessible by car, Stoneleigh Abbey is highly recommended by locals for not only an afternoon tea, but also a tour of the house itself. While nothing much remains of the original abbey, the adjacent house still makes for a fascinating glimpse into the time period, bolstered by historical connections to Jane Austen and other prominent figures. The guided tour of the house, performed by period-clad guides, is also highly recommended. Alternatively, a peaceful stroll through the fields and along the river, topping off your day with cream tea and scones at the in-house eatery.   National Trust - Baddesley Clinton You’ll find the beautiful, moated house ‘Baddesley Clinton’, situated around 9 miles away from the Jacobean Hotel, in the village of Baddesley, Warwickshire. Originating from the 13th Century. Guided tours are available, where the insightful tour guides will go into the huge amount of history behind the house; Interesting parts include a small ornate Roman Catholic chapel. The interiors of the house are kept fairly dark to preserve the paintings and tapestries.

Events at The Jacobean

Events at the Jacobean Hotel   Looking to book an Event in the Coventry and Warwickshire area? The Jacobean Hotel is a hidden gem regarding venue hire and location. The hotel itself has a century of experience, and just over a decade of ‘The Jacobean’. We have become a local treasure for our returning regulars as well as the new customers coming through our doors every single day who have, for the majority, visited upon recommendation.   The Jacobean Hotel is utterly committed to providing you the ultimate in choice and quality when it comes to events. We work incredibly hard with our catering team, & our food and drink suppliers to provide best in class. We work with local suppliers and use local produce, as well as making everything fresh, ‘in house’ and bespoke to you. Due to this, we are open to suggestions, requests, and alterations with our menu options. As a small hotel we have a close and dedicated team that will ensure everything you need for your event will go to plan. If you have any special requests or dietary requirements, please let a member of reception team know and will ensure they are catered for. We cater for functions up to, and around, 100 people! For larger events, please contact our Reception team to discuss further. From Birthdays to Anniversaries to Graduations to Christenings to Baby Showers to Job Promotions to Leaving Parties to Weddings and even Wakes, we cater for every occasion and celebration! The number of guests to your booking may dictate full or partial exclusivity of our Restaurant and Conservatory. For example, our conservatory is a semi-private area that can comfortably sit 20 people and less, which makes it the ideal space for smaller bookings where you are tucked away and in your own space.   Unlike a lot of other Hotels, we do not charge room hire! Our Events are all catered by us, meaning we charge per head with our bespoke menu options.A small deposit would be taken up front which would be taken off your final bill.The total invoice is to be paid either paid the day before or day of the event. Enquiries are welcomed via email, telephone or by popping in and speaking with us directly. If you were to send us an email, please include a Full Name, Telephone Number, Date, Time and the Occasion of the Event. With this information we would be able to fully gage the type of event we would be catering for and have a look at our availability. Please take note that Monday-Saturday we take bookings as normal, whereas Sundays we exclusively run our Sunday Lunch Menus from 12pm-6pm. Sundays 6pm onwards we are open to further bookings e.g. a party or event. Do make sure to book in advance as we do get booked up fairly quick! The Jacobean Hotel welcomes you to visit the space we have available and look around! A member of our lovely Reception Team would be able to show you around and discuss things further and answer any queries you may have. To be on the safe side, always call ahead of time to inform us that you’ll be dropping by and at what time. To book a meeting with our F&B Manager please email for availability. Event Set Menu Options We are flexible with menu choices and ideas due to making everything in house and with fresh, local produce. We would love to hear your suggestions! *Please note, Weddings and Wakes are catered for differently, please get in contact with us to receive the appropriate menus.   CURRY NIGHT £15 PP Chicken curry & rice, Vegetable curry, Vegetables samosas, Chicken goujons, Chips, A selection of sandwiches Mixed salad with balsamic dressing, Chocolate chip brownies BBQ £18 PPLocally sourced beef burgers, BBQ chicken wings, Hotdogs with sticky onion, Vegetable skewers, Corn-on-the-cob Green leaf salad with honey & mustard dressing, Potato wedges, and a full range of condiments PIZZA BUFFET £14 PPSelection of freshly baked sourdough pizzas, served with salad and fries. Margherita- tomato, mozzarella, basil Pollo Loco - chicken, peppers, onion, mozzarella, sweet chili sauce The G.O.A.T- goats cheese, caramelised onion, basil pesto, rocket Add chocolate chip brownies for £2 pp HOG ROAST £995Serves up to 100 people A whole pig carved and served into pork & stuffing batches. With roast potatoes, pork dripping gravy and apple sauce. GRAZING TABLE £750Feeds up to 50 people Continental cured meats, selection of cheeses, freshly baked bread and homemade chutneys.   Drinks Packages Serving drinks at your event can be a good way to greet guests upon arrival. Our wait staff will tend to your party with assorted trays of drinks. House Wine £5, Prosecco £6, Buck’s Fizz £5, Bottle beer £4, Kir Royale £8 Flavoured Gin Spritz £9, Cocktail £10Prices are charged per person Trays of Shots ~ Price on RequestDecorations You are welcome to bring cakes, balloons, banners, photos, and table décor the day before or even the morning of, and our restaurant team will help arrange them for you ahead of your booking. Again, please let us know if you’ll be doing this and at what time you’ll be dropping them. *table confetti is strictly not allowed. Balloon Arches and Arrangements are also welcomed!We have listed a few local small businesses below:pretty fly colittle wedding treasurespictureperfectbyemilysweet.n.blingballoons    Entertainment DJ James Penny, BT Promotions UK Rob Latimer, Resident Singer For any party equipment extras please contact our team for advice before booking   Contact Details Email: enquiries@thejacobean.co.ukPhone Number: 024 76 60 1601

The History of the Jacobean Hotel

‘’A taste of the Country in the heart of the City’’   Today, The Jacobean Hotel stands as a well-loved Independent Hotel, Restaurant and Bar on the Holyhead Road, which has been sympathetically restored and refurbished, to combine original character with modern facilities. It all begins in 1816, where the hotel was built on the site of an old farm building; at a closer look, you can see that a few of the features remain the same! Aside from the Hotel, we have our Restaurant and Bar area, which hosts small to large table seatings for any occasion, such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, baby showers, christenings, graduation, wakes, or simply ‘just because.’ We offer both traditional and contemporary dishes, using only the finest local produce. Our Events are catered by ourselves where we welcome conversation about bespoke menu ideas and are highly flexible due to everything being made in house and catered to you. We cannot do enough for our customers and will always pride ourselves on going the extra mile regarding requests and preference. The Jacobean backs onto the Coundon Wedge; an attractive stretch of countryside on the north-west outskirts of Coventry. It retains a rural character of very high landscape quality and is a popular public area for scenic walks where dogs are welcomed on and off lead due to there being fields where horses are left to graze.   History of the Jacobean Hotel   The photographs attached to this article displays immense progression of the building from 1816 to the present day. Notably, the first ‘photograph’ of the building was a glass plate negative, which we believe dates to the 1880s. The clearer image beside it is a print from the glass negative before the damage – which was sourced from a Coventry Evening Telegraph article from May 1990. The white markings near the bottom of the glass plate negative represent the damage to the delicate glass negative. However two ladies, two small children and a dog can be clearly seen. In 1871, William King was the tenant farmer, aged 30 and farming 240 acres, employing three men and a boy, but living only with a housekeeper and general servant. On 25th September 1872, he married Mary Ann Docker, the eldest daughter of Samuel Docker of Clay Lane Farm, Allesley. By 1877, the farm had been taken over by the 22-year-old Thomas Rawson Vickers, who was still there at the time of the 1881 census, aged 26, farming 264 acres, living only with a cook (aged 26) and housemaid (aged 24). A visitor, Ralph Stanley Sadler (31) was staying with him at the time the census was taken. However, on 27th July 1881, he married Amy Jane Kerr of Moffat. In late June 1884, Kelly's Directory described the building for the first time as 'Brooklands', which must have been when the name was first introduced. Two sons were born at Brooklands, Vincent Rawson Scott on 25th May 1882 and Douglas Kerr Scott in October 1884. In this detail from the old photograph, showing two children with two women and a dog, therefore, the woman and boy sitting on the house steps might possibly be Amy and Vincent. There is another image from the same collection that shows a smart lady on a horse beside the entrance to the Brooklands farmhouse whose identity unfortunately unknown. By February 1888, Vickers was giving up his farm in Allesley village and moving to Hollyberry Hall, off Clay Lane in the wider Allesley rural parish. The new incoming tenant was John Lloyd, who was certainly at Brooklands by early September 1888. He stayed for some 45 years until he died on 30th December 1932, aged 91. John had been born at Arley Hall in October 1842; he married Ann Taylor in October 1870, but she died in July 1874. He married again in September 1883, his new wife being Mary Ellen Pearman of Radford Semele. John Lloyd was the tenant farmer at the time the Greswolde estate was sold off in 1919. The new owners seem to have been the Trustees of Sir Thomas White's Charity. John's daughter May revisited the farm many years later, in August 1969, by which time it had become the Brooklands Farm Hotel, under proprietor Frederick Tyler. Aged 71 at the time, May wrote in the guest book that she was born there on 13th February 1897. Many years later, May again visited the house, now the Brooklands Grange Hotel, in May 1990 at the age of 93! This time she was accompanied by Charlie Gardner, aged 85, who had begun working for her father John from the age of 12! May recalled skating on the pond behind the house and how there were two bridges that crossed the brook that ran through the garden (and marked the Allesley/Coundon boundary). The Lloyd family left Brooklands not long after John's death, and the new tenant by 1934 was Eric Norman Lewis, who stayed until at least 1938 and possibly 1939. Tom Snowden Beaty transferred to Brooklands from Lyng Hall Farm in Wyken in 1939, because the Lyng Hall farmland was required for house building purposes. He also took on Church Farm around the same time, and it seems he may have been based at the latter, because also in 1939 the farmhouse at Brooklands was being advertised as a high-class residential guest house for long-term guests. Names associated with the guest house during the war years included a Mr Bowness, D. A. Pearce, H. W. Kenney and A. W. Blyth. Blyth was there by 1941 and stayed until September 1956; he may have been the proprietor. The house was still called a guest house in 1959, but by 1963 was called a hotel. The advertisement shown above dates from July 1967. In the 1980s Frederick Tyler was proud to be able to say that his hotel was one of the few in the country to still offer accommodation for guests and their horses - perhaps particularly unexpected in Coventry, the motor car city! Coventry City Council purchased the Brooklands Farm buildings and land in 1945, just under 48 acres, from the Trustees of Sir Thomas White's Charity. Tom Beaty was still farming the associated land in early 1950, when he appeared in a Telegraph article celebrating 'veterans of the land' in the Coventry district. Mr Beaty was then aged 78, farming 90 acres in total and by that time concentrating mainly on cattle grazing. He was assisted on the farms by Joseph Ludgrove, aged 80. Both had previously worked long periods at Lyng Hall Farm, which Tom Beaty took on in 1906, joined by Mr Ludgrove in 1915. The Brooklands Farm guest house and hotel of the 1950s had many famous guests from the entertainment world, including the Beatles, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, and Cilla Black! The renaming to 'Brooklands Grange Hotel' reflected a change of management at the Brooklands Farm Hotel in 1990, where the house was altered, modernised, and extended. Unfortunately, Brooklands Grange Hotel went into administration in August 2011. The new owners reopened the premises from Christmas season 2011 and renamed the hotel again to The Jacobean Hotel. The hotel enjoys a good reputation as a privately owned 'boutique' hotel with friendly, helpful staff and returning custom. Although no longer associated with the hotel itself, the old stables remain on the west side of the old farmhouse, accessed from a separate driveway from the Holyhead Road. The large outdoor area at the back of the Hotel has a lovely view of the stables and fields of horses, which can also be seen from a few of the Hotel rooms! In the warmer months this area is utilised as a beer garden, where we serve bar snacks and the occasional BBQ.   ''The hotel is forever adapting, growing and refurbing, with huge plans for the next coming years.''   Credit to Mr Mark Singlehurst via Facebook 2021 for his informative Facebook post on the History of the Jacobean - 13th May 2021.



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