The George Inn, Portland

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The George Inn is an 18th-century public house on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, England. It is situated within the village of Easton, at the west end of the hamlet of Reforne. The pub is located close to St George's Church and St George's Centre. The George Inn has been a Grade II Listed Building since May 1993.[1]

History

The building was originally three separate houses, and various sources repute these to have been built between 1610 and 1700.[2] It underwent alteration during the 18th century, when the current building was created as a residence for William Butts, the parish clerk of the nearby St George's Church.[1] Above the inn's main door a stone dated 1765, and it is believed that this date was inscribed on the building by Butts.[3]

The George Inn is one of the oldest pubs on Portland and is reported as being the oldest inhabited building on the island.[4] The inn was the previous residence to the Court Leet of the Royal Manor of Portland, and the building still holds an original reeve staff used to record rent payments. The building has also been reputed to have been a smugglers' haunt.[5]

In the Summer of 2011, the pub won the regional award of being the West Country Community Pub of the Year 2011 in the Publicans Morning Advertiser Awards. Following this, the owners were in contention for the National Community Pub Award.[6][7][8] The George Inn's offers four different areas in use for the public and a beer garden. The four areas are The Quarr Barr, The Reeve Bar, The Shilling Bar, and The Cricket Room.[9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1203113)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Mackenzie, Roy (1999). Portland: A Topographical and Historical Gazetteer. p. 22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Legg, Rodney (1999). Portland Encyclopaedia. Dorset Publishing Company. p. 56.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "St George's Church, Portland, Dorset". Geoffkirby.co.uk. Retrieved 15 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Young, Jimmy. Better Pubs in Dorset. Phillips & Co. ISBN 978-0950428505.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "The Great British Pub Awards". Greatbritishpubawards.co.uk. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "West Dorset CAMRA - News Archive". Camrawdorset.org.uk. Retrieved 15 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Publican's Morning Advertiser's British Pub awards 2011 - Rochdale, Oldham & Bury CAMRA". Robcamra.org.uk. Retrieved 15 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "About « The George Inn". Thegeorgeinn.org. Retrieved 15 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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