As April 23rd marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, it seems apt to kick-off with a tribute to the literary genius; and what better tribute than raising a glass to the old boy in his local pub? Purportedly frequented by Shakespeare and later by Dickens, the ‘Gorge’, as it was known in 1543, was rebuilt in 1677 after being destroyed by a fire. It is within spitting distance of Borough Market so why not pop to this pub for a post-lunch pint to sample for yourselves the only surviving galleried coaching inn in London?
The George Inn Yard, 77 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1NH
Words by Lucy Chiswell. The Iris Letter April 2016.