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Coventry pub set to celebrate St George's Day

Shaun Reynolds 23rd Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A COVENTRY pub has joined forces with 12 others across the UK to celebrate St George’s Day in a very unique way.

The Penny Farthing, in Gramercy Park, is part of the Generous George family of pubs – and on Saturday (April 23), the pub plans to mark the occasion by hosting the largest gathering of people named George.

The pub is calling on Georges, Georgies, Georginas, Georgias and even Mr and Mrs George’s to stand up and be counted at a family fun day at the pub.

Jenny Bourke, manager of the Penny Farthing, said: “We’re sure this will be the biggest celebration of all things George our pubs have ever seen.

“Everyone knows a George – George is a name that spans age and sex and we want to gather men, women, girls and boys, of all ages, with every possible version of the name on St George’s Day for this attempt.

“As a thank you for taking part and for helping us set a new Generous George record, all Georges in attendance will receive a complimentary drink or a free ice cream for kids when they present proof of their name.

“Following the birth of Prince George in 2013, there has been a real surge in popularity for the name – we’re hoping parents who have chosen the name will bring their children along to swell our numbers.”