Pub 10 – Answer

Pub 10 : The Burnt Post, Kenpas Highway

Burnt Post Bw

There is some dispute over the derivation of this name. A hamlet called Burnt Post stood off the Kenilworth Road around its present junction with Kenpas Highway. It had a pool with an attractive huddle of thatched and timbered cottages called Burnt Post Cottages. It is claimed that this was originally called Bourne Post from a boundary marker.

The more populist explanation is that Coventry’s gibbet stood nearby, which is where the place name, Gibbet Hill, comes from. After its disuse, the gibbet was burnt and became the Burnt Post. Whatever the truth, it is the popular belief that the pub is named after the incinerated gibbet !