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George Hotel

The George Hotel is a restored 17th century coaching inn on the pedestrianised part of Crawley High Street.

The George is within a short walk of all the Crawley town centre shops, pubs and restaurants.

Features

  • 84 rooms in the main building and the rear annexe
  • a bar
  • the Wusungdan Chinese restaurant
  • 6 rooms for meetings and functions, catering for up to 150 people
  • ample parking for guests at the rear of the building, accessible from Pegler Way

Location

Literary Connections

Mark Lemon

The front of the George Hotel contains a blue plaque commemorating the author Mark Lemon, who lived nearby and had hosted editorial meetings of Punch magazine in the building.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel Rodney Stone includes several scenes of bare-knuckle boxing set at the George Hotel in Crawley. The novel came out in 1896, but was set a century earlier, when the George was a local centre for boxers:

“Boy Jim went down to the George, at Crawley, under the charge of Jim Belcher and Champion Harrison, to train for his great fight with Crab Wilson, of Gloucester … I had twice been down to Crawley to see Jim in his training quarters”

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