The Establishment

Beer, Wine and Spirit
Bayley Lane, Coventry CV1 5RN Bayley Lane, Coventry CV1 5RN Directions
Today 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Open All Hours
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  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 AM - 3:00 AM, 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Mon-Wed
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Thu-Fri
    11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Sat
    12:00 AM - 2:00 AM, 11:00 AM - 11:59 PM

From Our Editors

Nestled within the Old County Hall, which dates back to 1783, this eatery boasts elegant décor and an array of historic features from the old court that used to be housed within the building. These include a renovated courtroom and the judge's seat, as well as the dock and cells transformed into a spacious dining area. The menu is packed with pub classics in the form of burgers, pizzas and grilled meats, as well as a choice of lighter bites including sandwiches and jacket potatoes. There is also a well-stocked bar offering an array of cocktails, and The Establishment hosts regular events such as dance nights and live jazz sessions.

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Report | 6 months ago
We arrived and were shown to a table,so far so good ,asked if we want water at the table 'yes please' still fine .Then after a 25 min wait with no other service at all,my wife had to go to the bar to ask to be served further bearing in mind there was only two couples in the place this was rather annoying. After asking for service we chose our meat for the Sunday lunch and it duly arrived.My wife had also had to ask for the wine we were due.Unfortunately the food was cold ,well slightly warm to the touch but cold. We asked for it to be warmed up which was done .This time the plate was red hot but the food was still not 'Hot', the Yorkshire pudding however, had been left on the plate in the 'microwave' and resembled a stodgy pancake .The vedge had been overcooked and the gravy was like water. My wife and i complained again and decided we no longer wanted to eat there that day . The staff were very apologetic and issued us with a card to rebook at another time ,which was fair enough .We have eaten here before and it was fine but the two other couples there had exactly the same complaint about their food .Not Good.
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Report | 7 months ago
Pub has good atmosphere, excellent selection of drinks, food good, only downside is offer for Groupon was more than the offer in the pub. 2 for 1 burger offer was £1 cheaper.
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Report | 7 months ago
Excellent meal and attentive staff. would definitely go again
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Report | 7 months ago
Waited 45minutes for a cream tea and it was not busy!
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Report | 7 months ago
Very good
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Report | 7 months ago
The Eatablishment is set in Coventry's old Courthouse so a quirky setting. The tea itself started with a large portion of soup which was tasty but needed to be hotter. The sandwiches were chunky not the delicate type that I associate with afternoon tea. The scones tasted fine but were quite flat and didn't look inviting. The milk was served in a tiny jug that had a brown mark around the rim and glasses on the other tables were streaky. The staff were friendly but the whole place gave the impression that it needed to be crisper and cleaner - dull cutlery does not inspire. Given the historic setting, a few tweaks to the tea menu and upgrading of cutlery etc would make the Establishment a lovely venue. Currently it's a city centre pub that doesn't quite make it in the Afternoon Tea arena.
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Report | 7 months ago
Good food and service.
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Report | 7 months ago
Good quality and quantity of food., lovely presentation and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend !
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Report | 7 months ago
We have been to the establishment several times. The food is delicious. .plenty and very good value for money. The staff are very hard working . Polite &very proffessional. The quality and care is excellent. We highly recommend it. The building is very historic. You feel like you are back in time. Callum was so attentive and friendly made u feel very welcome. Well done the establishment we will come again soon!
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Report | 7 months ago
Very good food and service
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The Establishment

Sun
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM, 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Mon-Wed
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu-Fri
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sat
12:00 AM - 2:00 AM, 11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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