The George Inn was located in the centre of Berkeley. It closed in 1990.

It is now a rendered building but in Edwardian times it had a plain brick frontage.

The building traded as a furniture store before being converted to the Berkeley Pharmacy.

Courtesy Michael Wilkes

The George Inn retains its West Country Brewery plaque and remarkably even the pub sign is still in situ.

Evelyn Pollard writes in her book ‘Randwick and Roundabout’… “our favourite ride was to Uncle Josh’s pub, the George at Berkeley. My uncle’s pub at Berkeley was a tiny Georgian building on the High Street and had a slight nautical flavour as it was sometimes frequented by sailors from the nearby Sharpness Port.”

Licensing details:

Owner in 1891: Lord Fitzhardinge (leased to Watts & Co., Stroud Brewery)

Rateable value in 1891: £20.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1891: Alehouse

Owner in 1903: Lord Fitzhardinge (leased to Stroud Brewery)

Rateable value in 1903: £20.0s.0d.

Type of licence in 1903: Alehouse

Closing time in 1903: 11pm

Landlords at the George Inn include:

1885 Elias Baker

1891 John Knight

1903,1906 John William Knight

1919,1927 William Charles Stump

1939 Alfred W. Brisland

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