Welcome to The George Inn
St Briavels stands on the edge of a limestone plateau 800 feet above the Wye Valley. The village shelters behind a 12th century castle which was erected by Milo Fitz Walter Earl of Hereford in 1131, to curb the incursions of the Welsh.
St Briavels castle has been a Norman Fortress, a Royal Castle, a hunting lodge of King John which was visited by Henry 11, who made St Briavels Castle the admin and judicial centre for the forest of dean. It has also been a prison, school a private house but today it is a flourishing youth hostel. St Briavels is also famous for another age old tradition called the St Briavels Breadand Cheese Dole which dates back to the time of Milo, Earl of Hereford in the 12th century. Each year on Whit sunday bread and cheese is thrown from the wall of the castle to local Dole Claimers dressed in medieval costume. Dole Claimers could be anyone who paid a penny to the Earl entitling them to gather firewood from nearby Hudnalls Wood.
The George Inn is believed to date back to the 16th century in the bar area you can see a coffin lid which is reputedly 8th century. For years The George has extended hospitality to the vast numbers of visitors to the forest and local people alike serving a selection of fine real ales and quality wines. We have tried to source as many products from the local area with in a 30 mile radius to St Briavels.
We hope that you enjoy what we have to offer and if you require any additional information on our products please speak to our staff who will be happy to help thank you.
Kellie Baker (landlady)
Opening Times (Food)
Monday - Friday 12pm - 2.30pm / 6pm - 9.00pm
Saturday- 12pm-3.0pm - 5.30 9.00 pm
Sunday 12pm - 8pm
Monday - Friday 12pm - 3pm / 5.30pm - 11.30pm
Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 11.30pm