The Royal George Hotel dated back to 1783. It stood on the west side of the lower end of the High Street between Porters’ Lane and Broad Lane, with a yard entrance at the south end of its frontage. It was one of a number of old public houses in that area, all of which were destroyed during the Blitz. The public house was popularly known as Quilter's, after James, or possibly Eliza, Quilter, both 19th century licensees. The name was also given to Quilter's Vault, a Norman cellar over which the pub stood. It is now marked by Quilter's Vault archaeological site.

The Royal George Hotel (Quilter's)

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Photograph, c.1930


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