The George Inn is our award-winning 17th century freehouse in the scenic village of Croscombe, Somerset. The pub is directly on the A371 equidistant between the market town of Shepton Mallet and England’s smallest city, Wells. There are many delightful walks from the pub and dogs are welcome too.
Purchased by us in July 2000, we’ve enjoyed making many changes–both small and large–to the pub. In the main bar we built a large inglenook fireplace with real log fires to warm the winter days, and soft lighting, the family’s grandfather clock and our comfy chairs add to the ambience of the area.
The areas on both sides of the bar have been enlarged to include the former tack room, stables and old beer cellar. In the Old Tack Room, we made a combined dining, function and family room. We renovated the Old Stables to make new toilets for men, ladies and the disabled, and we also have baby changing facilities. The pub garden is fully wheelchair accessible too.
The cold cellar we built in 2001 ensures all beers are maintained in prime condition. This is especially important for our real ales, including the beer brewed uniquely for us –King George ‘the Thirst’. Perhaps that helped us to win the CAMRA Bath branch Rural Pub of the Year Award in 2090/2010, 2011/12, and 2015/2016!
The Pub Garden has been renovated and made into a terrace with an all-weather heated and covered patio, including a children’s area. The Old Coach House has been converted into a self-contained flat which we now occupy. And the Loft in our northern gable has been renovated into an en-suite twin-bedded room for B&B.
The Old Beer Cellar provides the setting for a comfortable 30 seat restaurant, newly refurbished in 2017. Our new theatre kitchen looks into the dining room directly, allowing us to demonstrate our commitment to quality food prepared from the best local fresh ingredients cooked to order. All our food is home-made, including the puddings and luscious ice creams. We include our own fruit and vegetables and make vegetarian, game and fresh fish specials to complement the regular menu. Special needs are catered for, and individually tailored menus can always be worked out for functions or special events. We hope you will come and sample the lovely food, drink, rooms and atmosphere we provide at The George!