Over the last few weeks, progress at The George has been rapid. Thanks to the amazing work of Dee Roberts and her team, the ground-floor café rooms have been transformed. The kitchen and bakery have been scrubbed down, patched up and redecorated, the hall, lobby and stairs given a thorough makeover, and work is now beginning on the upstairs Gallery. It’s all taking shape!

Equipment for the kitchen and café is already on site and waiting to be installed. As well as a gleaming espresso machine, we’ve been lucky to acquire a whole range of essential items – all bought at rock-bottom prices from a closing-down sale in Stroud. Well done to Dee and Project Manager Tony Pownall for spotting the ad on Facebook and snapping them up!

Very soon we’ll also be taking delivery of a bakery oven and other equipment passed on to us by Dede Liss, who’ll be training and supporting our Bakery team in the run-up to opening.

Meantime, thanks to all who have already put so in so much time and effort and are continuing to do such fantastic work!