The George Community Hub in Newnham on Severn

The George is more than just a building, it’s a destination. Our historic premises has been sympathetically restored with huge involvement from our volunteers. We aim to provide an uplifting and inclusive space where people can relax, enjoy the friendly environment and make the most of what we’ve got to offer.

Welcome to The George

Having re-launched The George as a welcoming social hub we aim to continue with our vision to provide a focal point for Gloucestershire and its neighbouring counties, where community, environment, sustainability and fair trade values come together. Access and inclusivity are key to our plans.

The George is for everyone, young, old and all the stages in between – a centre of wellbeing for Newnham and the whole Forest of Dean area, where people can work, celebrate, volunteer, learn skills, socialise, and be supported, enriched and entertained.

Cafe

We offer a fantastic range of artisan teas and coffees together with an inviting cold drinks menu and alcoholic beverages. Come and try our exquisite cake selection where every slice is crafted with care by our volunteers and cooks. Each dish on our lunch menu is testament to the freshest local and seasonal ingredients that we are fortunate enough to have on our doorstep. Whether you fancy a quick bite or a leisurely lunch then join us at The George and experience uncomplicated dining. 

Our environment

We’re a family-friendly space and we also welcome well-behaved four-legged friends. We are passionate about sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to meeting their needs  to ensure we can provide exceptional experiences at The George. 

Latest Events

DRAW & WONDER – SPRING COURSE

Weekly classes in The George with Carolyn Black (MA). An opportunity to discover experimenting and playful ways of drawing. Do you wonder what drawing even IS? Are you curious about […]

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09 April 2024

The Skimmington Riots in the Forest of Dean

Historian Owen Adams charts the year of rioting and public disorder that began on Lady Day 1631 when Foresters protested against the appropriation of land and natural resources under the Enclosure Acts.

Free
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23 May 2024

A Band Named Brian

Travelling the country by bike on their 'Just Songs' tour, the pedal-powered duo of Brian Madigan and Rob Whale present an evening of freewheeling musical entertainment.

£12.50
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31 May 2024

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppets’ Eurovision Sock Contest

Get ready to laugh your socks off as the funniest footwear on Earth present a whole Eurovision Contest for your voting pleasure. Who wins?? YOU decide!!

£12.50
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07 June 2024

‘Meet and Eat’ Supper

Come and celebrate our first year of trading at The George! Buffet meal and bar – no fixed charge for food: just ‘pay as you feel’. To help us know how many to cater for, please tell us if you plan to attend by using the RSVP form below.

Free
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08 June 2024

Gallery

Our unique gallery is an affordable space which is one of a kind in the Forest of Dean. We want to celebrate emerging and established talent so that our local community can benefit from the diverse array of arts and crafts we are showcasing. 

Beyond exhibitions we are a hive of artistic events and gatherings. In order to ensure that exhibiting artists get paid fairly we offer competitive rates and discounts.  

Newly reopened as a community asset. It has been pleasingly updated refurnished and run by friendly volunteers

Douglas

It's such an amazing space that you have. The exhibition upstairs was brilliant and the café was outstanding. A huge thanks to all of the volunteers who made us all feel so welcome.

David

Had a delightful cheese scone with some delicious chilli jam, a lovely milk shake and a slice of choc cake. The George is looking absolutely lovely both inside and out, and the staff were fab.

Merla

Thank you George Cafe for the perfect start to my day… your carrot cake was divine and your mocha with oat milk just perfect … I met some lovely ladies to chat to as well, a perfect village community hub.

Linda