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Wickham Market George

Wickham Market George

West, 52.15391,1.36349

Currently closed - may reopen?

95 High St, IP13 0RA

grid reference TM 301 559

opened pre-1652

The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map

old OS map

A Community Benefit Society was set up in December 2016 to acquire, restore and reopen The George. They have now completed a feasibility study and there has been a go decision. For further details, including more historical background, see www.wmgeorge.co.uk.

In September 2018 it was announced that the group had succeeded in buying the pub. Clearly this is just the beginning of a long journey. It's hoped that the pub will be ready to reopen in 2023.

Sadly, the George was almost completely destroyed by fire in April 2013. (EADT article).

Early indications are that the remains of the pub will have to be demolished; we hope it can be rebuilt to continue providing a vital facility to this village…

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(**** historical details supplied by Neil Langridge)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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