Friday, 29 January 2016

The George Inn, Southwark, established 1677

The George Inn, Southwark, established 1677

The George Inn tapsIs there a pub in London that Charles Dickens didn't visit?
The outside terrace is the best place to marvel at this impressive, wonky building.
Now owned by the National Trust, The George Inn has been around since 1543, when it was a medieval coaching inn (roadhouse).
Those in need of liquid refreshment can relax in various sections of the building, including The Old Bar, once a waiting room for passengers; The Middle Room, where Charles Dickens used to drink; and The Gallery, set up on the second floor with exposed beams, tapestries, old maps and portraits of characters such as David Beaton (the Archbishop of St. Andrews from 1539-1546) and Shakespeare ­ ­-- both former guests.
Verdict: Steeped in mystery and tales from bygone eras, you can almost hear the carts rolling in, while daydreaming over a pint.


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