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.


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. 


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


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.


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.


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.