Torn down in to make room for The Beaney Institute

A detail from one of my old postcards of High Street showing the old George and Dragon Inn


Walloon's wife living at the George, High Street, Canterbury mentioned for encouraging her children in insanitary habits - The National Archives CC/JQ/388 1587-1591

"I took up my quarters at the "George and Dragon," High Street, from which coaches to London and all parts of the coast, leave four times a day. It was quite a jubilee in old Canterbury, not only on account of the races, but the ladies fair, for the benefit of the hospital, was going on in the large square in which the hospital stands. The nobility had come forward on this occasion, and Albion's fair, noble dames, condescended to take tables and dispose of the finery and fancy articles - and all who had a desire of partaking of their sweet smiles, and the many good things spread out on their fancy tables for sale, and have a chit-chat with noble dames, had an opportunity that week of so doing, which was not lost to the East Kent commoners and yeomanry. Among these ladies who had tables, were Lady Bagot, Countess of Nelson, Marchioness Conyngham, Lady Bridges, Lady Dickens, Countess of Winchelsea, Lady Gray de Ruthyn, Lady Harris, and the beautiful, young, and accomplished Countess of Guilford, from all of whom I made small purchases, after an introduction from Lord Sondes, who came over from Boulongne with me in the steamer, and to whom I was indebted for my accommodation at the "George and Dragon." The Tourist's Guide, 1847

1858 - St. George and Dragon Inn, High Street, run by C. L. Gibbs

1861 - Charles L. Gibbs, proprietor (Victualler) of the George & Dragon Inn

1882 - William Butler - Family and Commercial Hotel & Posting House, he is also a wine and spirit merchant


© T. Machado 2007