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The George At Castleton - Just A 30 Minute Drive From Wheeldon Trees Cottages

Two national awards for historic Peak District pub

A historic Peak District pub has scooped two national awards – beating competition from thousands of other venues.

The George at Castleton isn’t now just famous for being a historic pub. It’s a champion of sustainability and community spirit, recently recognised with two prestigious national awards!

Double the accolades

The George’s dedication to sustainable practices and exceptional community service has been celebrated at the 2024 PubAid Community Pub Hero Awards. The pub’s owners, John and Vicky Judson, proudly accepted two awards – Community Sustainability Hero and Community Pub Hero Special Award.

Community Sustainability Hero Award

This award recognizes The George’s commitment to integrating sustainability into every aspect of its operations, from using solar power and growing its own produce to reusing and recycling materials.

Community Pub Hero Special Award

This additional accolade highlights The George’s dedication to its team and the local community, fostering a positive environment prioritising well-being.

Sustainability in action

The George’s sustainability efforts go beyond simply offering eco-friendly options. The pub actively:

  • Grows its own produce – fresh, local ingredients are a staple on its menu, thanks to its allotment garden
  • Embraces renewable energy – solar power helps reduce its carbon footprint.
  • Practices responsible waste management -food scraps are composted, and used glass bottles are creatively transformed into serving dishes.
  • Prioritises staff well-being – engaging in gardening activities and fostering a positive work environment are key aspects of The George’s approach.

The George’s story is an inspiration to all. The pub demonstrates that sustainability can be seamlessly incorporated into the heart of a thriving pub while fostering strong community ties and staff well-being.

Visit The George during your stay at Wheeldon Trees Cottages

Wheeldon Trees Cottages offers the perfect base for your Peak District holiday or Derbyshire cottage holiday. Located just a 30-minute drive from the charming village of Castleton, our luxury cottages provide a peaceful sanctuary for families and a relaxing retreat to soothe tired limbs after a day exploring the stunning Peak District National Park.

Wheeldon Trees is your ideal escape for an unforgettable cottage holiday in 2024. Nestled amidst 12 acres of the Peak District, we offer 10 stunning cottages. Each is designed to provide maximum comfort and relaxation. We also cater to your convenience with EV charging, an honesty shop, and a fantastic games room featuring pool, air hockey, and ping pong. Explore the local area at your own pace with our complimentary electric bikes (including two new hybrid options) or simply unwind and take in the breathtaking views from Sheldon Cottage, our accessible property with the best views in the house.

Seeking luxury? Look no further than our flagship Farmhouse, which underwent a complete refurbishment in 2022, or any of our recently upgraded cottages, including Nadin, Ollerenshaw, Priestley, and Mycock.

Traveling with furry companions? We welcome your canine friends in our three dog-friendly cottages: Critchlow, Lomas, and Ollerenshaw.

Wheeldon Trees is consistently recognised for its exceptional hospitality. TripAdvisor recently named Wheeldon Trees in the top 10% of places to stay in the world. Thanks to our visitors’ amazing reviews, we recently received the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2023 for the second year running.

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