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Cheers, George—you’re almost London’s best boozer!

PUBLISHED: 16:16 03 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:44 05 October 2010

THE old George Tavern which was saved in a star-studded campaign in London’s East End earlier this year is celebrating another victory this week after coming second in a London pub contest. The tavern half-way down the Commercial Road, which dates back to Cromwell’s time, was nominated in a love your local’ promotion by larger brewers to find the best-loved boozer in London

THE old George Tavern which was saved in a star-studded campaign in London's East End earlier this year is celebrating another victory this week after coming second in a London pub contest.

The tavern half-way down the Commercial Road, which dates back to Cromwell's time, was nominated in a 'love your local' promotion by larger brewers to find the best-loved boozer in London.

Landlady Pauline Forster was crowned 'runner up' and took the £5,000 second prize, after The Churchill in Kensington beat her to the top spot.

Pauline, with the help of a string of celebrities including Kate Moss and Sir Ian McKellen, fought off plans to build a block of flats on Stepney's Exmouth Estate next door which she feared would damage her business.

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