Once a thriving fruit growing establishment and carpenters in the 16th century The George has been at the heart of Trottiscliffe for hundreds of years, turning into an Ale house in 1782, and then granted an additional licence to be a full-fledged Inn in 1831, from which it has gone from strength to strength, now welcoming up to 1000 people a day!
The George has been close to the lives of the Selfe family since 1945.
Alan, who lived in the village began coming to The George at the age of 18. In the summer of 1979 Jane Selfe, his wife, began working as the barmaid. During 1997 they decided to take-up ownership, From long term owner Derek and Thelma.
Mark Selfe, their son, at 19 years of age became Bar Manager alongside Alan. Jane’s interests were in the Kitchen, accompanied by family Ronnie and Alison.
Our long-term Chefs Josh and Mel, have been working with us for over 30 years between them, producing our famous homemade pies and creating a vast variety of specials and wonderful homemade food.
In recent years the Selfe family have successfully extended the kitchen twice, increased the size of the restaurant by adding a large conservatory, and created new toilets whilst retaining the quaintness of the 16th century inn.
Creating an ambience for families. The Selfe family built a playground area for children, and have since added a lovely marquee, an outside bar, and 12 wooden booth tables for all to enjoy!
We source out all the finest local products, including a local vegetable and salad supplier, and we personally handpick our meat and fish from Smithfield Market and Billingsgate.
The Selfe Family hope you enjoy your time at The George.
The George Inn, Taylors Lane, Trottiscliffe, Kent, ME19 5DR
Sunday to Thursday 10am – 10.30pm
Friday and Saturday 10am – 11.30pm