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By Pete Brown

Welcome to the George resort close to London Bridge; a comfortable, wood-pannelled, galleried training condominium a couple of minutes' stroll from the Thames. seize your self a pint, hearken to the chatter of the locals and think about this: who else has made this their neighborhood over the past six hundred years? Chaucer and his fellow pilgrims in all likelihood drank within the George on their method out of London to Canterbury. Shakespeare may possibly have popped in from the close by Globe for a pint, and we all know that Dickens certainly did. Mail companies replaced their horses right here, earlier than heading to all 4 corners of england -- whereas sailors drank the following ahead of traveling all 4 corners of the world...The pub, as Pete Brown issues out, is the 'primordial phone of British existence' and within the George he has discovered definitely the right case examine. All lifestyles is the following, from murderers, highwaymen and women of the evening to gossiping pedlars and hard-working clerks. So relax and watch as constructions upward push and fall over the centuries, and 'the beer drinker's invoice Bryson' (TLS) takes us on an wonderful travel via six centuries of historical past, throughout the tales of every person that ever drank in a single pub.

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