Halloween fun!

George & the Dragons community event – August Bank Holiday

Call My Quaff: Our first wine tasting with a fun quiz challenge

Let the tasting begin!

Call My Quaff winners!


Cafe Opening – Friday 23rd June

Locally sourced Bloss coffee and Pluckley tea
Croissants, pastries and delicious cakes from Bethersden’s home bakers


Official Opening of the George – Friday 26th May 2023

Here are a selection of photos from our official opening day, taken by Greg Allen:-

And some taken by Alison Miles:-

Coronation weekend – including Pilgrims Hospice Charity Ride

St George’s Beer Festival – Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April 2023

The much-missed beer festival finally returned to the pub for the St George’s weekend – Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April 2023. Everything was outdoors in the pub garden while interior renovations continue.

Photos courtesy of Greg Allen

The return of the George sign!

The expertly restored George pub sign was put back in its rightful place outside the pub on 20th April.


Clearing the pub before refurbishment begins

Saturday 11th March: That’s the first skip filled and it won’t be the last as we clear the pub and garden ready for contractors to move it to start refurbishing The George.

The George becomes a Community Pub!

We marked the transfer of the pub into our hands at the end of January with the appearance of wonderful hanging baskets and replanted tubs, filled with cheerful Spring flowers, at the front of the George. Thank you Annie Smith!

First Annual Members Meeting

Thank you to all the members who came and voted in support of all the motions put forward at the first AMM.  We are very grateful to you all for the support.

Our first AMM on Friday 27th January 2023

Celebrating at the Beer & Carols event in the Village Hall on Saturday 17th December 2022

The George Community Team celebrate with Chapel Down Sparkling Bacchus wine.

We met with Damian Green, our MP, on Thursday 1st December 2022.

The Village Hall was full for the Share Launch Meeting on Sunday 20th November 2022.

Pleas join us on Sunday 20th November 2022 in Bethersden Village Hall from 6.30pm.

You will see these signs around our village.  Please support the George Community with your time and money so that we can get our beautiful village pub back open.

The 2nd place team at our quiz on the 21st October 2022.

The winners of the quiz on the 21st October 2022.

The George Community Team at the event in the Village Hall in Bethersden on Friday 30th September 2022.  Thomas Abrahams came to entertain us with his fabulous guitar playing and singing.

The Jubilee lunch in the George Field on Sunday 5th June 2022

Robin the master BBQ chef

The amazing George Community team at work

The crowd listen to a tribute to the Queen

Sweet Caroline – everyone was having a lovely time

Michele and Ray enjoy a short rest from serving

Roger enjoys a pint at the Jubilee lunch 5th June 2022

We are getting ready for the Jubilee celebrations.  We hope to see you at the Barn Dance on the 4th June 2022 and in the George Field on Sunday 5th June 2022.

The crowd enjoying Thomas Abrahams on 23rd April 2022.

Thomas Abrahams on stage at the Village Hall 23rd April 2022

Thomas Abrahams on stage at the Village Hall 23rd April 2022

View from the bar on 23rd April 2022

Some of the bar staff at the George Community event on 23rd April 2022

The team meet Damian Green in Bethersden on 18th February 2022

The George Community Quiz on 4th February 2022

The George Community Quiz on 4th February 2022

Damian Green with the team in early January 2022.  We are very grateful for his support.

The helpers get ready for the Beer & Carols evening on Friday 17th December 2021.

Some more helpers getting ready on the 17th December 2021.  Actually this could be nearer the end of the night!

Pop up no. 3 – 3rd October.  Lovely to see the pub garden so busy.

Pop up 3: Alex addresses the crowds

Pop up 3: Joanne does a great job serving the great and the good

Pop up 3: Robin the amazing BBQ man – thanks so much to Paul from Marchants for the great deal on the sausages.

Pop up 3: Joanne and Alex selfy

Pop up 3: Roger and Alex also like the Romney Amber Ale

Pop up 3: St Margaret’s looking fab in the deep blue sky

Pop up 3: The weather doesn’t stop us.  Thanks to Duncan for the robust gazebo.

Our new sign installed on the pub 29th September 2021

Another picture from 29th September 2021

Pop Up no. 1 27th August: it was lovely to see so many kids coming and having fun.

Pop Up no. 2 27th August: Alex was standing on something

Pop Up no. 2 27th August: Lots of fun was had by all

Pop Up no. 2 27th August: With Joanne in Ibetha the punters had to make do with this lot.

Pop up event no. 1 30th July 2021.

Pop up event no. 1 30th July 2021 – the view to the George Field

The bar staff – pop up no. 1 30th July 2021

Project meeting
Our first public meeting in the Village Hall on Saturday 10th July 2021

An old picture of the pub

After the first lockdown the pub garden was used for tea parties

The view from the church tower

People enjoying the pub garden