The Future of The George

The Save the George campaign was set up by local residents to look at ways to keep the George Inn and Court House open as a viable business for the long term use of the whole community, and in doing so to preserve the historic buildings and use of the site, and their maintenance in the future. We have now developed plans to achieve this.

We will use all the space in both buildings. The Court House has over 2,000 sq ft of stunning but unused space. We will also make a feature of the Courtyard between the two buildings – taking advantage of the attractive, off road, location and visually linking the Inn and Court House. By using all the space, but in a variety of distinct ways, our business will generate income from 4 distinct sources. The detailed plans show that this makes the business much larger than a simple pub model and easily viable on an ongoing basis.

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The four income streams identified are:

⦁    Family restaurant – something that the High Street currently lacks;
⦁    Pub – to preserve the original functions of the George Inn;
⦁    Accommodation – to utilise the wonderful upstairs spaces for ” en suite ” bedrooms, to address the lack of accommodation in the village;
⦁    Function rooms – to cater for events, local groups, businesses, private parties, and other functions not suitable for other event space in the village;

We have the finance secured through investors and have offered the current developers their original purchase price of the buildings and are prepared to take on the investment needed to restore the Courthouse that is in serious need of repair and on the Historic England’s At Risk Register.