‘We’re not animals,’ say regulars at troubled pub

23/1/12'Makeover for The George public house, Berkhamstead.'Proprietors are Mark and Katherine Wheway.
23/1/12'Makeover for The George public house, Berkhamstead.'Proprietors are Mark and Katherine Wheway.

REGULARS at a pub that was branded a “zoo” during a review of its licence have responded with fury at the allegation.

The Gazette reported Nathaniel McDowell’s complaint about The George in Berkhamsted High Street, which he lives next-door to, in the front page headline of last week’s paper.

Now 140 of its regulars have signed a petition, demanding an apology for being made to feel like animals.

Their petition says: “We all feel that the way one man has been allowed to portray our pub is scandalous.”

Nathaniel McDowell, 43, said he would have to think about apologising for his “zoo” comment.

Read the full story, and more response from George regulars, in this week’s Berkhamsted & Tring Gazette, out on Wednesday, February 8.