Sort file:- Tunbridge Wells, April, 2024.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 04 April, 2024.


Earliest 1841-

George Hotel

Latest 2011 (Name to) Open 2019+

29 Mount Ephriam

Royal Tunbridge Wells

George Hotel

Above photo, date unknown.


Above photo, date unknown.

George sign 1965

Above sign, 1965.

With thanks from Brian Curtis


From the Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, 18 February, 1860.


On Thursday some excitement was created by the unceremonious entrance of a fine stag into the town, followed by a troop of horsemen in full pursuit. It appears that the stag was started on Holtye Common, and took across the country in the direction of Cowden, and arrived by a circuitous route at Ashurst Mill, whence it proceeded at a tremendous pace to Langdon Green, and afterwards by way of Runsthall to Tunbridge Wells. It was stopped close to the “George Hotel,” after an exciting run of more than 15 miles. The stag was hunted by the East Surrey Hounds, the property of Sir W. Heathcote, of Durdens, near Epsom.


South Eastern Gazette, 6 November, 1860.

Fatal Accident.

An inquest was held on Tuesday, at the "George Inn," before J. N. Dudlow, Esq., coroner, on the body of an old man, named William Sales. The evidence showed that the deceased was missing on Saturday night last, and search was made for him all the night through. On Sunday morning his body was found in the area of a new building which is being constructed near the Mount Ephraim post-office, he having apparently been dead and cold some hours. His head was in a kind of drain, with the face downwards. There was a pole to protect the top of the area. It was further stated that deceased left the "Harp" public-house at about half-past eight on the above night, when he was not quite sober. The jury found the fallowing verdict:—

"That the deceased was accidentally killed, and, in the opinion of the jury, the footpath and fence near the area were left in a dangerous and insufficient state.



The pub changed name to the "TN4" date unknown and later to the "Lounge".

The building gained Grade 2 listing, date unknown. It is now (2019) back to the "George" again.


George CAMRA winner 2018

Above photo 2018.



CASH Charles 1841+ (age 60 in 1841Census)

USHER William 1862-74+ Kent and Sussex Courier

TEMPLAR William 1881-91+ (also drapers assistant age 35 in 1881Census)

WOODWARD George Walter 1913+

Last pub licensee had LOVELAND Leonard Ernest 1914+

LOVELAND Millicent 1918+

LOVELAND Leonard Ernest 1922-30+ Next pub licensee had

SIMM Richard & DORMON Jason 2016-18+


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