Pub group Hippo Inns will open its 10th pub next week after spending £400,000 to significantly refurbish the 2,927sq ft site in Twickenham....The Hippo Inns group is a joint venture run by Rupert Clevely, who founded Geronimo Inns, and pubco Enterprise Inns. Clevely said "I am incredibly proud of our latest venture. We've created an inviting and contemporary pub with a strong food offer and an exciting range of craft beers, including Truman’s first fresh-tank brew. I am confident this is going to be a terrific community pub for the area."
"There’s a very clear reason why people from Canary Wharf should go to The George,” said Rupert Clevely, chief executive of Hippo Inns, which took over the Isle Of Dogs pub earlier in 2017. “While everything in Canary Wharf is gorgeous, wonderful, new, fresh and exciting, The George represents a lovely traditional, beautiful East End pub and it’s two stops from Heron Quays DLR. It’s got a great garden, a lovely range of beers and a real east London pub feel.”