Housing development plans had left the Grade II listed building at risk of closure

Following years of extensive campaigning it has finally been announced that historic East End pub The George Tavern has been saved.

New housing developments nearby had led developers to grow concerned that the venue would draw noise complaints. This was met with fierce opposition and a lengthy campaign to keep the venue open. This drew support from artists such as renowned punk-poet John Cooper Clark and Leeds indie-rock oufit the Kaiser Chiefs.

The result was emphatic. The George Tavern has became just the second venue in the UK to win a Deed of Easement bill.

In a statement on the venues Facebook page they announced that “after years of campaigning, THE GEORGE TAVERN HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY SAVED. Yesterday, the deed of easement proposal was accepted by Tower Hamlets Council, protecting our live music operation!!”

The message goes on to share many thanks for everybody involved and they expressed how they hope this sets “an important precedent in emboldening the Agent of Change principle for venues across the country.”

On March 15th the venue looks to celebrate the venues saviour and the conclusion of the ‘Save The George’ campaign with an event, with acts yet to be announced.