Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Golden Bottle Welsh Back

1816 – 22. William Elliott
1826 – 28. C. Chapple
1830. John Taylor
1837. William Jones
1839 – 44. Samuel Derrick
1847 – 48. John Board
1849. Emma Board
1851 to 1871. James Hiscocks
1871 to 1874. Francis Frappell
1875 – 83. George Smethurst
1885 – 94. George Edward Bowden
1894 – 97. Caroline Bowden
1899 – 1925. Caroline Payne
1928. Ernest Roskaln
1931. Frederick Beavis
1935 – 38. Rosa Saunders

Near the corner with Crow Lane, the Golden Bottle was lost in the blitz of 1941. Pictured here in 1930, the pub is in the middle of the photograph with a golden bottle hanging above the door. Next door to the left of the Golden Bottle can be seen the eating house that was once the Lamb public house.

Census 1841.

Samuel Derrick 38, victualler, not born in county
Ann Derrick 11, born in county
Edward Derrick 9, born in county
Fanny Derrick 7, born in county
Henry Derrick 5, born in county
Samuel Derrick 3, born in county

Census 1851.

James Hiscocks 38, head married, licensed victualler, Hanham
Emily Hiscocks 30, wife married, Glastonbury
James Hiscocks 14, Scholar Bristol
Emily Hiscocks 11, Scholar Bristol
Frederick Hiscocks 9, Scholar Bristol
Joseph Hiscocks 6, Scholar Bristol
Eliza Pullen 19, Servant unmarried, Bristol

Census 1861.

James Hiscox 49, head married, victualler, Gloucester
Frederick Hiscox 20, son unmarried, grocer, Bristol
Joseph Hiscox 16, son unmarried, mariner, Bristol
Emily Hiscox 13, daughter, Bristol
Elizabeth Harding 22, servant unmarried, Somerset
Elizabeth Hiscox 41, wife married, wife of head, Somerset

Census 1871.

F. Frappell 34, head unmarried, licensed victualler, Bath
J. Frappell 30, sister unmarried, Bath
Charles Mallard 17, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Bath
John Hopkins 15, servant, domestic servant, Box Wiltshire
Martha Tyley 15, servant, domestic servant, Bath

Census 1881.

John G. Smethurst 56, head married, licensed victualler, Lancashire Manchester
Sarah Smethurst 53, wife married, Bristol Bedminster
Edward C. Smethurst 22, son unmarried, Bristol Bedminster
Mary Ann Smethurst 18, daughter unmarried, barmaid, Bristol Bedminster
Kate Smethurst 12, daughter scholar, Bristol Bedminster
Emily Smethurst 8, daughter scholar, Bristol Bedminster

Census 1891.

George Edward Bowden 44, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol
Caroline Bowden 38, wife married, assistant (inn) Bristol
Emily Eva Bowden 15, daughter, Bristol
George Edward Bowden 13, son, Bristol
Leah Blanche Bowden 4, daughter, Bristol
Frederick Bowden 1 month, Bristol

Census 1901.

Harry Payne 44, head married, painter, Weston-Super-Mare Somerset
Caroline Payne 48, wife married, licensed victualler, Bristol
Caroline Walters 26, step daughter single, domestic servant, Road Wiltshire
George Edward Bowden 23, step son single, wine cellar man, Bristol
Florence Beatrice Bowden 15, step daughter, Bristol
Alma Bowden 9, step daughter, Bristol
Louisa Bowden 8, step daughter, Bristol

Census 1911.

Harry Payne 54, step father married, house decorator, Uphill Somerset
Caroline Payne 58, mother married, licensed victualler, St.Thomas Bristol
Caroline Walters 37, daughter single, servant, Rhoad Somerset
George Edward Bowden 33, step son single, cellarman, St.Stephen’s Bristol
Frederick Bowden 21, step son single, plumber, St.Nicholas Bristol
Alma Bowden 19, step daughter single, tobacco factory, St.Nicholas Bristol
Louise Bowden 18, step daughter single, tailoress, St.Nicholas Bristol