We took over the The George Inn on the 23rd of November 2009. We (Anthony & Tracey) are a young family originally from the Essex area. Taking over in November 2009 our aim for The George Inn is to re-establish it as the hub of the community by providing good pub food and drink in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere whilst building partnerships with the local community. We also pride ourselves in our variey of real ales many of which are dispensed direct from cask on the back bar.
About The George
The George Inn is one of the oldest pubs on Portland and is reported as being the oldest inhabited building on the Island. The George Inn was previous residence of the court leet and much of this history is in evidence around the building. The evidence includes an original reeve staff which was used to record rent payments.
Areas of the George
The George Inn has an unusual layout which currently has four different areas in use for the public plus a lovely south facing beer garden. Each area has it’s own unique character and charm that one would expect to find in this lovely 17th century building.
The Quarr Barr. This is the main bar area complete with TV covering major terrestrial sporting events.
The Reeve Bar. Once used for nothing more than the pool table, this has now been cleared in order to bring the original fireplace back into full working order and to allow for further seating areas either for dining or just relaxing.
The Shilling Bar. This cosy room was the original main (and only) bar at The George. The main feature of this room are the inscribed tables (built in situ by local quarrymen) dating back to the early 1940′s.
The Cricket Room. This is mainly used as a dining room but is also a home from home for the Portland Red Triangle Cricket Club.