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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