The city's newest pub, the Signal Box, officially opens its doors next to the Gallagher Retail Park on Monday.
It took bosses hours to sift through the job applications to the pub, part of Greene King's Hungry Horse pub chain, after an advert appeared in the Coventry Telegraph.
They were eventually whittled down to a staff of 80 who are now being prepped for business to get underway next week.
The establishment, which will also serve food throughout the day, has been named after the old Bell Green signal box which once stood at the site and controlled the entrance into Bell Green Goods Yard, off Stoney Stanton Road.
The original signal box remained open until February 1967.
Coun Gary Crookes, the Lord Mayor of Coventry, will have the honour of cutting the ribbon on Monday morning. General manager Michelle Sunman, who has been in the industry for 20 years, said: "We had over 1,000 applicants after we advertised for jobs and we have been able to create 80 jobs.
"The Signal Box is all about big value and being family friendly and we have also got a lovely outside dining area and a children's play area as well.
"We are all really excited and can't wait to get up and running."
Access to the pub will be via a new road off the A444, called Meto Lakha Close, which takes its name in honour of Coventry's former Lady Mayoress, Meto Lakha.
She made history when she became the first Asian woman to become a Coventry councillor in 1992 and served Radford from 1992 to 1994 and Foleshill from May 2000 to 2004.
Meto was the wife of current Binley and Willenhall councillor Ram Lakha.
For more details on the Signal Box search for 'New Hungry Horse Coventry' on Facebook.