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About The George

Welcome to The George Inn, Wedmore an ancient Coaching Inn and one of the oldest and most prominent buildings in this large village.

Your host, Gordon Stevens, capitalising on his long experience of renovating old properties together with 14 years in the licensed trade, took over The George in late 2010 and started the long process of restoring it to its former glory after years of neglect.

All ground floor areas have now been refurbished in harmony with the character of the building whilst introducing a contemporary twist. We also have three beautifully refurbished en suite double bedrooms, and will have a further five in due course.

Our philosophy is to provide our customers with the high standards expected of modern living whilst retaining the character of a true Coaching Inn. We have never liked the term gastro pub, and simply aim to deliver good honest country food to high standards of creativity and presentation.

We open all day from midday with roaring log fires in the winter and a lovely sunny garden in the summer.

Children are welcome throughout the hotel, with a play fort in the garden and children’s menu together with the option of smaller portions, where practical, from the main menu.

Our superb Sunday Lunch is ever popular with a glass of wine or a beer or two, and, having built up a good appetite walking in the fantastic local countryside, presents a splendid way to idle away your Sunday afternoon. We welcome dogs and can even feed and water them if required!

History

The oldest part of the building is the lower bar which is believed to date from the mid 15th Century.

The building has grown considerably from this time with the majority of the building being Georgian, including the impressive arched entrance to the Courtyard, through which you reach the car park and the walled garden.

As would be expected from a building steeped in so much history, we are reputed to have a number of ghosts. Visits have been made by several paranormal societies and Bristol University’s Department of Paranormal Studies together with several mediums to try to investigate further but as yet…no pictures!

It is said that Judge Jeffreys held Court in the room above the lower bar (soon to be the bridal suite!) in the 17th Century.