Inspire Bar is situated beneath Christchurch Spire, one of the signature three spires of Coventry’s skyline. Inside, on the vaulted walls hang a giant pair of Ravens drawn by local artist Adie Blundell.
I asked at the bar counter for Mick or Martin and was told that Mick would arrive in a few minutes.
Brothers Mick and Martin converted Christchurch Spire into Inspire Bar. The brothers are also the proprietors of Drapers Bar and recently opened Beer Gonzo, a specialist beer shop.
While I waited for Mick to arrive I drank a hoppy pint of Coventry Bitter and talked to a couple at the bar who told me that they had held their wedding reception at Inspire.
They were on their way to finish their night at Drapers Bar and said I would find Martin there.
No need: before I’d finished my pint, Mick arrived. I explained about what I was doing and he gave to the assemblage Inspire’s humorous drinks menu (in David Shrigley handwritten font) and then sent me – from one spire to another – to meet the Bishop or Dean of Coventry at Coventry Cathedral.