About the Hotel
Located in Wallingford a Beautiful and Historic Market Town
Sited in the centre of Wallingford town, The George Hotel offers convenient access to shops, banks and other amenities.
Great Transport links to Oxford
Regular buses run to Oxford, Reading, and other local towns from the Market Square, just a short walk from the hotel and a taxi rank is located there beside the Town Hall.
History of the George Hotel
The hotel is believed to have been the Dower House to the castle, the remains of which can still be seen to the rear of the hotel.
Fact and Legend
The George has many stories to tell. Dick Turpin, the famous highwayman, is believed to have escaped the law on many occasions from his room above the courtyard.
The legend of the Teardrop room is a mixture of fact and circumstance. John Robson a royalist was fatally stabbed in a bar room brawl, leaving his betrothed heartbroken. She fled to her room and sobbed uncontrollably, mixing her tears with soot from the fire, which she then painted on the walls. In that same room 300 years later the teardrop symbols still remain.