George Hotel and Pilgrims' Inn, Glastonbury

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George Hotel and Pilgrims' Inn
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George Hotel and Pilgrims' Inn, Glastonbury is located in Somerset
George Hotel and Pilgrims' Inn, Glastonbury
Location within Somerset
General information
Town or city Glastonbury
Country England
Coordinates 51°08′46″N 2°42′35″W / 51.1462°N 2.7098°W / 51.1462; -2.7098Coordinates: 51°08′46″N 2°42′35″W / 51.1462°N 2.7098°W / 51.1462; -2.7098
Completed 15th century

The George Hotel and Pilgrims' Inn in Glastonbury, Somerset, England, was built in the late 15th century to accommodate visitors to Glastonbury Abbey. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.[1] It is the oldest purpose built public house in the South West of England.[2] Having once been the Pilgrims' Inn of Glastonbury Abbey, by the mid-nineteenth century the building was known as the George Hotel.[3] The current name preserves both.

The front of the three-storey building is divided into three tiers of panels with traceried heads. Above these are three carved panels bearing the coats of arms of the Abbey and of King Edward IV.[1]

John Steane says of it

George Hotel, Glastonbury. Originally the Pilgrims' Inn of the Abbey. A gatehouse-type inn, stone faced, panelled, three-storied and embattled with a grand set of chambers on the first floor, taller than the others.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "George Hotel and Pilgrims' Inn". Images of England. Retrieved 11 November 2006. 
  2. ^ "The George and Pilgrim". Somerset Tourist Guide. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Rev. John Williamson, Glastonbury abbey: its history and ruins (1865), p. 69
  4. ^ John Steane, The Archaeology of Medieval England and Wales (1985), p. 118