Join us at the George and Dragon at 4pm on Thursday 5 June and enjoy tea served from the stylish new George Tea-pot!

This historic hotel, with its wonderful views of one of Norfolk’s most famous marshes, has a new owner. Since Steve Cleeve took over at the ten-bedroomed hotel last October, he has completely re-designed and re-decorated the restaurant, bar and reception.

the george hotel at cley Now he is celebrating with a quirky tea-party to launch the new design and also the special edition ‘decoy duck’ tea-pot! Steve commissioned Carters of Suffolk, which has been making collectable and novelty Teapots at their Teapot Pottery since 1978. Each one is designed and handmade in the kiln at Debenham in Suffolk. In 30 years of teapot production they have made many special edition teapots which have been available in some of the world’s most prestigious shops including Harrods, Bloomingdales, Macys, and on board the QE2 and Queen Mary ships.

Director at Carters, Brett Hawksbee said: “We are delighted to be working with The George at Cley. This is the only place where our teapots can be found in North Norfolk.”

tea pot
Press release: 27.05.2014

Daily barbecues – but only when the sun shines!

Adding to the originality, Steve plans to serve barbecued hot dogs and beef burgers to coastal path walkers, whose route will take them through The George’s coastal beer garden. He said: “We will serve a daily barbecue this summer, from 2pm to 6pm, but only on days when the sun is shining!”

The George goes back to the 1700’s when it was the important inn on the quayside of a major port.Its popularity has continued through being damaged by enemy gunfire in 1944 and through being a victim of the floods in 1953.


Notes to editors:

The Norfolk Naturalist Trust was launched at The George. Cley Marsh is considered the most important of their marshes. Please let us know if you are able to attend The George and Dragon tea-party or if you would like more images or information by emailing:

Kate Cleaver.Email: Tel: 07770794886

The George Hotel, The High Street
Cley, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7RN

The George Hotel has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor.