Plaque

George Pub

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The George
The George was founded in 1723 as a coffee house, became Georges Hotel in 1830 and then a public house as it is today. Former regulars of the George include Horace Walpole, Oliver Goldsmith and Samuel Johnson, who for a while used the George as his postal address. Another of the frequent customers was the con-man Henry Perfect who was fond of impersonating vicars, and is said to have often rented rooms upstairs. Although the design of the building appears to be 18th century it is in fact late Victorian, even the reproduction half-timbered façade. Known as 'back to the inn', the design is characterised by the false beams, half-timbered gables, and leaded windows. The George is particularly imposing with its stained glass and wooden carvings, such as monks on each side of the front window, and other more eccentric carvings, including the frogs and seemingly naked man chasing pigs.

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WC2, Fleet Street

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George Pub

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The George Pub, Fleet Street

Founded in 1723 as a coffee house, became Georges Hotel in 1830 and then a pu...

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Oliver Goldsmith

Author.  Born Co. Longford, Ireland (though it could have been County Roscomm...

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Dr Samuel Johnson

Essayist, biographer, lexicographer and speaker of quotes. Born Lichfield, St...

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Henry Perfect

A con-man who was fond of impersonating vicars, and is said to have often ren...

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Horatio ('Horace') Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford

Writer and collector. Youngest son of Sir Robert Walpole. His gothic novel ...

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