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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The George Inn at Norton St. Philip

The George Inn at Norton St Philip has been in operation for over 700 years and claims to be Britain's oldest tavern, though there are quite a few other claimants to that title. The George Inn is a grade 1 listed building. The George Inn was part of the stage coach route between London and the southwest of England.

The George Inn

The George Inn plays an important role in the history of Great Britain. During the Pitchfork Rebellion of June and July 1685, the Duke of Monmouth, who was the illegitimate son of Charles II, led a ragtag army of 8,000 locals armed with muskets, scythes and pitchforks against a professional army of his uncle James II. On the 26th of June, the Duke of Monmouth is said to have been shot at the George Inn. Subsequently, after his defeat at Sedgemoor, the Duke of Monmouth was caught and executed.


The George Inn

The George Inn at Norton St Philip is now a family friendly pub. The garden in the rear of the pub overlooks a playground and recreation area (see below).

The George Inn

The George Inn,
Norton St Philip,
Bath Somerset BA2 7LH
Tel: 01373 834224
Map of the George Inn at Norton St. Philip

© 2010 John Westby

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