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Pub named after Orwell shuts down

A PUB on the outskirts of Hayes town named after a modern literary genius has shut.

A PUB on the outskirts of Hayes town named after a modern literary genius has shut.

The George Orwell, in Broadway Parade, Coldharbour Lane, Hayes, closed its doors for good over the festive period.

The pub, previously known as The Famous George Orwell, was not tied to a brewery, and was run by an independent landlord.

The pub’s name pays homage to the influential writer’s brief spell in Hayes.

Between April 1932 and July 1933, Orwell – real name Eric Blair – taught English at The Hawthorns High School for Boys.

The school building, in Church Road, still stands, but it is now the Fountain House Hotel.

n Were you a customer of The George Orwell? Are you sad to see it go? Email jack.griffith@trinitymirror.com

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