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Words & Music at The Frocester George

Words and Music is a weekly gathering of musician, singers and poets who enjoy the informality of a pleasant venue with the chance to tell a tale, sing a song or whistle a happy tune. At Words and Music anything goes - so whether you bring an old folk tune, a ukulele standard, one of your own songs or poems you’ll be guaranteed to receive an appreciative audience.

 

Anyone can come along to play a tune, sing a song, read a poem, or just bring your drink from the bar and sit in and listen.

The music played is not just traditional but can include anything from rock to modern jazz.

 

Whether you are a seasoned performer or an absolute beginner, why not drop by and check us out.

 

Contributions are one pound per person.

 

 

 

A little bit about The Frocester George 

 

The George has recently undergone a wonderful and sympathetic renovation and can now class itself as one of the counties best places to visit.

 

 

Here’s some facts about the Frocester George’s illustrious past.

 

The oldest parts of this former coaching inn date from the 18th century. 

Grade II listed in 1988 (as Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, Frocester).

 

The George was built in 1716 and traded as the George alehouse during the reign of King George III.

The George was once an important coaching inn on the route from Gloucester to Bath. Here horses rested before tackling the arduous climb up Frocester Hill.

 

The name was changed to the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars in the early 1970’s but reverted back to the George in 1997. Before returning to its proper identity of the George it was known for a year or two as the Royal George - combining both the old names.

It is now called the George Inn. The George Inn was named Country Life Country Pub of the Year in 2004 and 2005.

 

In 1974 Whitbread published a book entitled 'Inn and around. 250 favourite Whitbread pubs.’ The hotel was then known as the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. The following is an extract from the book: 'named in honour of the disbanded Royal Gloucestershire Hussars, this is a comfortable, friendly Georgian-fronted country inn. Four pleasantly furnished bedrooms (one with private bath) make it a popular holiday spot - and the French cuisine in the restaurant is first class. The decor has a distinctly military theme - the elegant dining room has life sized models of 19th-century Hussars, and there is regimental silver on display, permanently loaned to the hotel. The building dates back originally to the 1400’s but the Regency facade was built on in the first years of the last century, so the interior has a delightfully mellowed mixture of the different periods. But it all adds up to a welcoming pub in the very best English inn traditions. 

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