The Golden Cross
This one is from Coventry, UK. In all honesty, it wasn’t the fact that it was a pub that caught my attention. It was the original tudor architecture. Certainly not unique in England’s cities and towns. But Coventry was leveled in The Blitz during World War II. Â Much of it’s medieval charm was lost in the shelling. The Golden Cross survived â€” Remarkably, considering it sits only a couple hundred yards from the Coventry Cathedral, which was all but completely destroyed in the attack.
So the Golden Cross survives and thrives. I was told by our friend and self appointed tour guide, Jean Arrowsmith, that The Golden Cross “used to be a great place to drink until the college crowd took over.”
I thought, how bad can it be? So after I grabbed this shot I ventured inside for a pint. Sure enough, it had that distinctly college dive vibe. Loud music, sticky floor, and a faint smell of urine.
I passed on the pint. But I’m glad I got this shot.
Great shot Bob, how was the brew?