St George's Day Social

  • Apr 23, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Come along on Wednesday 23rd April for a midweek social to celebrate St George - the patron saint of England!

It's a chance to socialise and meet other members of the group over a drink or two.

We will be meeting in the George Inn on Borough High Street and depending on the weather, we will be sitting outside in the courtyard if it is warm or inside if it is cold - lookout for the group signs.

About the Inn and St George's Day
The current George Inn dates back to 1677 when it was rebuilt after a fire that destroyed most of Southwark.  It is built exactly like it's predecessor which dates back to at least 1543.  It is one of only two remaining coaching inn's left in London and the only one which is galleried.

A coaching inn is somewhere where people travelling long distances by coach and horses could rest, eat and sleep for a night, before continuing their journey the next day.  These Inn's also offered a place where you could rest and water your horses.  The location of the George Inn is very close to London Bridge, so people travelling up from Europe via Kent could rest before entering the city the next day and continuing their journey.

St George is the patron saint of England and has been since the 14th century. The 23rd April is also the birthday of William Shakespeare - this year will be 450 years since his birth!

If you can't find the pub, please call or text.

Hope to see you there!


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  • Robert

    Good chat in a historic pub!

    April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good to have the opportunity to finally have a drink in the George Inn! The rain that drove us inside gave us the chance to see the parts we wouldn't have seen otherwise!

    April 24, 2014

  • Hilary

    Thanks Robert. Met some interesting and friendly people. Like the buttonhole rose concept.

    April 24, 2014

  • Jack S.

    Enjoyed the chat. first visit to The George in years.

    April 24, 2014


    Thanks Robert and thanks to members (quite a few of whom I met for the first time,being either new or infrequent attendees) who, despite the understandably busy evening given the venue and the day, seemed to be all over and very friendly(as usual). A great evening.

    April 24, 2014

  • Jennifer

    Really good atmosphere, great old pub.

    April 24, 2014

  • Javier G.

    Great people, great venue!!! (as usual)

    April 24, 2014

  • David A.

    Excellent - by George!

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • Jeremy

    Thanks to Robert for organising. It was very pleasant, apologies for leaving early.

    April 24, 2014

  • Leo

    Told by a member outside thst there are 10 left upstsirs to the left in far left corner onfortunately thrre is no left updtairs eondered why he didnt pop up and introduce me

    April 23, 2014

    • Jeanie

      Hi Leo, I got there at 21;15(ish), only to be told by leaving mates that some people were still there but most had left. Did a round and couldn't recognize anyone. Guess it was an early ending? Catch you at the next one..

      April 23, 2014

    • Leo

      Nice to know someone noticed my posting surprising they were not tempted to socialise till a bit later with jean jenie

      April 24, 2014

  • Julie G

    Apologies thought I had changed my rsvp but have now seen that I did not. Hope everyone had a good time celebrating St George's Day.

    April 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was so wonderful to celebrate our National Day in such fine company

    April 23, 2014

  • Leo

    Just on bus about 5 minutes away hope people havent left early

    April 23, 2014

  • Katherine A.

    Apologies for being unable to come along as intended. Have a lovely time.

    April 23, 2014

  • mythili

    Unable to make it. Too bad.

    April 23, 2014

  • Helen

    sorry last minute hitch, hope to see you on sunday, have fun

    April 23, 2014

  • Debbie

    Sorry, I can't make it either

    April 23, 2014


    Hi to all! I´m afraid I´ll no able to meet you at 6.30 pm, sorry about that. There is another meet up group which is going to prepare a seminar at the same time. I really need/want to go as it´s going to be beneficial for me profesionally speaking. It´s no far from Borough where you are going to meet, so my plan is go and meet you as soon as the seminar finish. I hope I could meet some of you and take a beer as I am excited and really looking forward to celebrate St George´s day. Sorry again. Happy St George day to all!! Enjoy meanwhile, cheers :)

    April 23, 2014

  • pippa

    Hi sorry can't make it anymore, enjoy!

    April 23, 2014

  • Regine S.

    Sounds like a fascinating venue, never been there before..really looking forward to tonight

    April 23, 2014

  • Sally

    Love London and fascinated with English/British culture

    April 22, 2014

  • Hema p.

    Looking forward to exciting evening never new the pub had so much history

    April 10, 2014

  • Helen S.

    Sounds interesting. Looking forward to coming. Hope we get some good weather on the day.

    April 10, 2014

  • Lynette J W.

    Love this pub, full of history and character!! See you there.

    April 10, 2014

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