The George Inn

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George Inn
Public House
The George Southwark 2005.jpg
George Inn galleries
Country England
Municipality London
Location Southwark, High Borough Street
Style Georgian era
Material Wood
Founded 17th Century
Date 1667
Visitation Owned by the National Trust

The George Inn is a public house (pub) in Southwark, London. It is on the east side of Borough High Street, close to London Bridge. It is the last galleried inn in London. It stands on a site where Shakespeare was said to have once acted in a similar galleried inn. The present inn was built in 1677. It was an important coaching post in the past. Charles Dickens speaks of the inn in Little Dorrit.

The inn's long wooden exterior galleries are the only means of moving from one room to another on the first and second floors. A Victorian coffee room is downstairs. Upstairs, there is a large paneled dining room. The George Inn is owned by the National Trust.

References[change | change source]

  • Fedden, Robin and Rosemary Joekes. 1973. The National Trust Guide to England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. 3rd edition. Norton. pgs. 339-340. ISBN 0-393-01876-8.