Fort St George in England


Europe, United Kingdom, Cambridgeshire

The Fort St George In England is the oldest public house on the River Cam in Cambridge, England. The Grade II listed timber framed building on Midsummer Common dates in part from the 16th century, and although "much altered and enlarged over the years, still has considerable charm. Especially notable is the snug to the right of the main entrance which has some wonderful ancient panelling and a good tiled floor." The pub is owned by the Greene King brewery. The unusual name of the pub, commonly abbreviated to just 'Fort St George', reflects a supposed resemblance to the East India Company's Fort St George at Madras (now Chennai) in India.