The George Inn (Derby)

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The official Blue Plaque on the outside of Jorrocks, confirming the historical connection with Bonnie Prince Charlie.

The George Inn, in Iron Gate, Derby was a coaching inn used by the Duke of Devonshire as his headquarters when commanding the Derbyshire Blues, in readiness for the invasion by Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) in 1745.

When the prince arrived in Derby on 4 December, he called at the inn and demanded billets for his 9000 troops. The event is re-enacted every year on the anniversary of the Prince's arrival.

The inn is now a public house called "Jorrocks", having had several different names since the 1980s. First, it changed from "The George" to "Mr. Jorrocks", only to be renamed "Lafferty’s" during a fad period for Irish theme pubs, before taking on its current name. Some hope that, in view of the connection with Bonnie Prince Charlie, the original name will be re-adopted. The pub was renamed Mr. Jorrocks in 2005 Coordinates: 52°55′25″N 1°28′39″W / 52.92360°N 1.47750°W / 52.92360; -1.47750