Chelsea Pub history index
This pub was called the Goat until 1725 when the name was extended to Goat in Boots. Fulham Road was previously New Brompton Road, e.g. in 1851; and earlier called Little Chelsea. It was rebuilt in its present form in 1887. **
A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Chelsea, London. The Chelsea , London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Goat in Boots, 333 Fulham Road, SW3 - in July 2007
Kindly provided by Stephen Harris
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1826/George Andrews/../../../Pigots Directory ****
1827/George Andrews/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association ****
1837/George Andrews/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association ****
1843/John Brown/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1848/Robert Cribb/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1851/Robert Cribb/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1851/Robert Cribb/Licensed Victualler/63/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census ****
1851/Ann Cribb/Wife/49/Meckleham, Surrey/Census
1851/Charles F Cribb/Son, Stationer/21/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1851/Fanny Elizabeth Cribb/Daughter/16/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1851/Robert Letford Cribb/Son/12/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1851/George Piper/Potman/26/Fulham, Middlesex/Census
1851/Elizabeth Edney/House Servant/20/Broughton, Hampshire/Census
1856/Robert Cribb/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1861/Robert Cribb/Publican/64/Portsmouth/Census ****
1861/Mary A Dunk/Servant/22/Rye, Sussex/Census
1861/Thomas J Goodson/Servant/19/Nottingham/Census
1869/Robert Cribb/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1871/Ann Cribb/Licensed Victualler, Widow/70/Micklesham, Surrey/Census ****
1871/Robert L Cribb/Son, Assistant/32/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1871/Emily Cribb/Daughter in Law/32/Micklesham, Surrey/Census
1871/Rhoda Stevenson/Domestic Servant/22/Didcot, Berkshire/Census
1871/Thomas West/Potman/20/Paddington, Middlesex/Census
1874/Ann Cribb/../../../LV Directory ****
1879/Robert Letford Cribb/../../../Electoral Register ****
Ann Cribb, Widow of the Goat in Boot public house, Fulham, Chelsea, Middlesex. Died 10-12-1874. £2000. To Charles James and Robert Letford Cribb, sons/Probate *
1877/Robert Letford Cribb/../../../Post Office Directory **
1881/Joshua Jessop/Licensed Victualer/48/Northolt, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Mary Jane Jessop/Wife/45/Stoke St Gregory, Somerset/Census
1881/Mary Jane Jessop/Daughter/21/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mildred Jessop/Daughter/15/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alice Maud Jessop/Daughter/14/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Jessop/Son/13/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charles Henry Jessop/Son/5/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1881/Rosetta Jessop/Daughter/1/Landport, Hampshire/Census
1881/Annie Ansell/General Servant/18/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1881/Henry Giles/Barman/16/Battersea, Middlesex/Census
1882/Walter Sims Harrison/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1884/Walter S Harrison/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1891/William Prangnell/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1895/George Richard Shrimpton/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1899/Charles Brisley/../../../Post Office Directory ****
At his marriage in 1901, Arthur Henry Block is a Licensed Victualler aged 24, and lists his address as 25 Bute street; when he marries Annie Elizabeth Bloxham, aged 19, also of 25 Bute street. Both of their parents are also Licensed Victuallers, i.e. George Block, Coopers Arms and James Bloxham, deceased.
1911/Arthur Henry Block/Licensed Victualler/34/New Cross, Kent/Census ****
1911/Emily Alice Block/Wife, Assistant/30/Manchester/Census
1911/Marjorie Winifred Block/Daughter/4/Richmond, Surrey/Census
1911/Ada Tracey/Servant/26/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1911/Sidney Leonard Holloway/Servant/24/Hampton, Middlesex/Census
1911/George Richard Wells/Servant/28/Twickenham, Middlesex/Census
1911/Gertrude Seymour/Servant/29/St Martins Lane, LondonCensus
According to the WWI service record of Arthur Henry Block, he was aged 39, in October 1915 he also references the Victoria, 642 Wandsworth road in addition to the address of 333 Fulham road. He appears to be listed at the Victoria in 1921
1921/Mrs F E Morrison/../../../Hughess Directory ****
1934/Herbert F Miles/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1938/Desire Chas Anthony Corteel/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1944/Mrs Anne Corteel/../../../Post Office Directory ****
Owner from 1982 - 1989: Jean Jaques Fontaine
Owner from 1989 - 1994: Simon Sessler
Always the busiest pub in the area, the loud music that created the atmosphere was its trademark. It was also a well known celebrity haunt, attracting some of the biggest names in entertainment as regulars.
It was used regularly by both film and TV as a location. Most famously in Absolutely Fabulous.
In 1992 a major fire in the top floor apartment resulted in a tragic fatality.
For the 1980s and 90s there was a club on the first floor. Some of these included The Upstairs Club, El Cid and The Lost Weekend
* Provided By John Carnaby
** Provided By Stephen Harris
**** Provided By Kevan
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