Alton pub all set for Christmas after major refurbishment

A REFURBISHMENT of The George pub in Alton has been given the royal stamp of approval.

The new signs for the Butts Road hostelry feature the portrait of King George VI as he appeared on postage stamps of the time – complete with perforations around all four sides.

This traditional image is intended to highlight the history of a pub that was built in 1746, replacing a big capital G which had welcomed customers since the last revamp around 20 years ago.