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8:30am - 5:30pm

WE'RE OPEN

Monday 8.30 to 5.30
Tuesday 8.30 to 5.30
Wednesday 8.30 to 5.30
Thursday 8.30 to 5.30
Friday 8.30 to 5.30
Saturday 8.30 to 5.30
Sunday 10.00 to 5.00

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Visiting Salisbury

Salisbury is one of the UK’s oldest, most historic and beautiful Cities; it is described as the City in the Countryside.

As there is so much to do in Salisbury, it makes an excellent choice for a short break. You can visit the Cathedral (which is home to the famous Magna Carta), see the timbered buildings and shop at Old George Mall and the Salisbury Charter Market.

Salisbury Cathedral

In 2012, the City of Salisbury was awarded Purple Flag status; Purple Flag towns and cities have proved that they welcome everyone with safe ways to travel in and out of the city, and provide a good mix of venues. When awarded the Purple Flag status, Salisbury was particularly commended for its arts and cultures.

If you haven’t seen all of what Salisbury has to offer, come and visit us and you will not be disappointed.

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Old George Mall dates back to the fourteenth century and has a fascinating and varied history. The shopping centre today still has many of its original historic features and is a historical pillar in the City of Salisbury.  Whether you are visiting for the day or staying a little longer, Salisbury is sure to excite whilst you soak up its history.

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Old George Mall Timeline

1314 – Old George Inn built. It was first recorded as owned in 1320.

1579 – Trade at the Old George Inn suffers with the outbreak of the Black Death.

1608 – William Shakespeare and his players stayed at the Inn en route to Wilton. It is believed they rehearsed “As You Like It” in the gardens of the Inn where Old George Mall now stands.

1616 – 1623 – The ground floor of the building becomes a city school. The council soon move the school, preferring the Old George Inn to host dramatics and amusements.

1645 – Oliver Cromwell stayed a night at the Inn.

1668 – Writer of one of the most famous diaries of all time, Samuel Pepys stayed at the Inn.

1675 – The building was used for meetings of the Corporation Commission.

1760 – 1858 – The Inn changed its use to private dwellings.

1844 – Charles Dickens visits the Old George Inn where it’s believed he wrote part of “Martine Chuzzlewit”.

1858 – The building was reverted back to an Inn by the new owner J. Trowbridge. The industrial revolution and the increasing popularity of the Cathedral as a tourist attraction ensured good business for the Inn.

1947 – A fire broke out resulting in an effort to restore the building’s roof and floor as well as part of the modernising part of the interior.

Present Day – The fascinating and historic Old George Inn is now home to the Boston Tea Party.