The Goat Inn, St Albans [Pub / Restaurant]
This picturesque and cultured public house was built at the end of the 15th century and is thus steeped in history.What was clearly once a fine house had become an inn by 1587. It is even rumoured that this historic site was once the oldest brothel in St. Albans.At the height of the coaching age in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, The Goat Inn was well known for having the largest amount of stabling in St. Albans.In 1756 The Goat could accommodate seventy-two horses and yet it could only sleep ten people. The Goat was on the old coaching route from London, with coaches entering Sopwell Lane from Old London Road, then travelling up Holywell Hill and into the High Street.In 1921, by which time the horse was redundant. The Goat slept 54 people as a common lodging house.The character of the building has been retained through the ages and even the old carriage arch can still be seen today. Previous Venue of the Week on Lemonrock.
Venue Contact Details
|Name||The Goat Inn|
37 Sopwell Lane, St Albans, Herts AL1 1RN
|Nearest mainline station||St Albans|
|Tel||Tel: 01727 833934|
|Send Enquiry||Kate or Mik|
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This venue page is jointly maintained by Lemonrock and Michael. Last updated 15 May 2017.