Welcome to The George Community Pub

Planning Permission – Approved.

Years of consultation, evaluation, alteration and numerous drawings later, we presented and planning  permission was approved. All the effort was worthwhile.

Grant Application – Submitted.

Zoom meetings, late nights, reports, costings, checking and double checking and it’s gone. Our grant application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund has been submitted.

Thank you all for your support.

An amazing response from many hundreds of shareholders and friends. What a difference the saving of the George Pub will make to our village, well done everyone!

More News

Summer 2021

Latest progress update on The George project

Following our successful planning application, we want to clarify the type of pub The George will be, what makes a community pub and the anticipated dates for building works and pub launch. With that in mind, we have produced a full News Update. Please click here to view the News Update.

We are currently finalising our presentation to The Lottery Heritage Fund for second round funding which will be submitted later in August. We should have an answer sometime in November / December 2021, in the meantime as our work continues we will issue regular updates to keep you all up to speed with progress.

April 2021

Report on The George project presented at the Annual Parish Meeting

The George Management Committee were pleased to be invited to submit a report for the Wickham Market Annual Parish meeting which was held on 12th April.  The report summarises the objectives of the project and  what we hope to achieve. It also gives an update on where we are we on our journey to restore The George. Click here to view a copy of the report.

February 2021

Suffolk County Councillor shows his support for the George

There has been much support for the George Community Pub in Wickham Market but none more so than from Alexander Nicoll our County Council representative.  Alexander has supported many community projects in Suffolk and for ‘Saving the George’ he has always been willing to stand up and promote our message through the media and other contacts.

Once again Alexander and Suffolk County Council have shown tremendous support by awarding a localities grant to The George of £2680 to help fund our latest ‘pledge to invest’ publicity campaign. Pledges are needed to show other grant providers such as the National Lottery Heritage Fund that a wide section of the community is behind this project. Have you ‘pledged to invest’ yet? Do it now by clicking the big button above.

Many thanks to Councillor Alexander Nicoll for helping us along the way.

February 2021
The results of our e-survey of last year

In April 2020 we decided to carry out a survey of what people wanted in terms of food offerings, beer choices, how often people eat out, what activities they wanted to see in the pub, whether they wanted a micro brewery, etc.  Because of Covid 19 restrictions we were limited to doing the survey on line and via email to only our shareholders and friends. We had a very good response to the survey which has provided valuable data which will aid in future decision making. The survey report can be found here.

For completing the survey, we promised a free meal for two when the pub opens. The winners were chosen at random which are: Daniel Hussey, Kate Thurlow, Michael Verdon Miller, Ruth Ascroft and Bryan Hall. Congratulations to them all.

Our thanks to everyone who took part.

January 2021

Christmas Card Questionnaire – How would you like to see your pub?

The results of the Christmas Card questionnaire are in, including colour preferences for the building and options for the front garden, cycles and wood fired pizza oven. Alongside these questions there were many other comments all of which are summarised in this report.

Thanks to everyone who took part.

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