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Bury St Edmunds George Innhistorical closure era: mid 20th century
closed December 5th, 1957
35 Out Westgate
The pub is shown on this OS town plan of 1885.
An earlier pub of the same name was located in the Market place.
My grandfather, Richard DAVISON, was a Greene King tenant of two BSE pubs, the Chequers Alehouse and the George Inn. Please note spelling of his surname; the Kelly version is incorrect.
Licence was voluntarily surrendered 5 Dec 1957 at which date the pub closed and my grandfather continued to live at the premises until his death in 1976. The death of my grandmother earlier in the year triggered the closure of the pub.
"The license was transferred by Greene King to their new pub the Greengage. There was once a framed notice to this effect in the Greengage.Information from Tony Worman
The pub has also been listed at Westgate Street, and at 19 or 16 Out Westgate or at 19 Westgate (in 1891).
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post, November 28th 1871**, reports that the George pub in Westgate Road was sold to Mr T Catchpole of Hawstead for £1550.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)