George Inn (George Street)

Between 1714 and 1830 the country had a run of Georges on the British throne and not surprisingly across England hundreds of pubs were named in honour of one or other of them, at least five of them in this area alone. Remarkably Plymouth still boasts two today, although when the last of the four Georges died both were well outside the town, at Roborough and Plympton. There was another in Devonport (Pembroke Street) and there have been two in Plymouth – in Old Town Street and here in George Street (which was laid out in the middle of the Georgian period, in the 1770s.

The George Street George however, would appear to have been the shortest lived of them all and appears to have been run, from start to finish, from the late 1840s through to the late 1860s by Jeffery Hardy, a wine, spirit and cider merchant.