This public house formerly stood at south corner of Orchard Street (later Bargate Street) and Above Bar Street abutting on to the Bargate itself. It was demolished in 1904 to make way for the new police station and law courts in Bargate Street.
It was presumably named after the numerous coach making workshops that were concentrated in the Above Bar area in the 19th century, the most famous of which was the works of Richard Andrews. The others were Aslatts, which stood at the corner of Above Bar Street and Aslatt’s Cut, Jones’s Coach Factory on the west side of Above Bar and Richard Calloway’s factory. There were other coach makers in other parts of the town but Above Bar seems to have been particularly associated with them.

Coachmakers' Arms

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The Coachmakers' Arms can be seen on the right of the photograph, c.1900


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