Share your lunch with ghosts at St Mary's Guildhall

Coventry, West Midlands

In Godiva's Café located in St Mary's Guildhall, you’ll be sharing your table with ghosts from several centuries of Coventry's history.

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Enjoy a hearty lunch or afternoon tea in the café at St Mary's Guildhall and you’ll be sharing your table with the ghosts of several centuries of history.

Located in the 14th century vaulted undercroft beneath the Great Hall, the room was first used to store the merchandise of the merchant guilds for whom the Hall was built.

Cold meats were stored here for the state banquet in 1616, and two men paid to stay overnight to shoo away cats, whilst during the English Civil War barrels of gunpowder were stored in the room ready to defend the city.

There is even a legend of a secret passage connecting the undercroft with the ruined St Michael’s across the road.

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