Norton St Philip
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Reopened on the 5th Nov 2023. Not yet resurveyed.
An historic grade I listed building dating from at least 1327, the George has a good claim to being the oldest pub in the country (according to English Heritage). The inn was used as the headquarters of Monmouth's army, during the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685, after his retreat from Bath. In the aftermath of the failed rebellion, 'Hanging' Judge Jeffreys used the George Inn as a courtroom, and conducted 12 executions across the road in a field behind the Fleur de Lys. The beamed bar features a distinctive ﬁreplace. There are several other rooms used for drinking and dining, including a large dining room at the rear and a Dungeon bar, both accessed from the attractive cobbled courtyard. Steps lead from the car park to an enclosed garden which has views across the mead to the church.