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The George Inn has been a feature of Oakham’s historic marketplace since the late 16th century. Although renamed in 1987 to The Whipper-In, it is the original character that has prevailed for over five centuries.

In August 2022, we purchased the Whipper-In with a vision to lovingly restore the hotel to its former glory under its original ‘George’ name.

The story so far

The Whipper-In has now retired  and The George Inn, Oakham will continue to evolve over time through several phases. We invite you to join us on our journey…


This beautiful example of a rural coaching inn has offered respite for weary travellers and has been a central hub for the local community.

It has played its part in important business meetings, the serving of legal notices, announcement of election results and as a gathering place for local business owners.

We bought The George Inn because we firmly believed that with sensitive care, this important piece of history could once again flourish and with each new chapter the hotel will reaffirm its place in the heart of our Rutland community.


So far, the hotel has undergone an initial phase which has seen new, sumptuous decor throughout, including: refurbishing all 20 bedrooms; the new George Bar; the Parlour and Dining Room; the Snug; updates to the reception and garden.

A variety of new menus have been launched together with themed supper evenings which can be found on our food and drink page.

The ‘Rutland Room’ has been fully restored to provide an extremely opulent setting for a private dinner, conference or meeting and can seat up to 30 guests around an extremely large table.


Currently being created is a new meeting room and a suite to further complement what the inn currently offers. The next phase which is currently on the drawing board will include the new boutique cinema, spa and gym.


An Exceptional Transformation | WELCOME TO THE JOURNEY

For the best room rates please contact the hotel directly: reservations@thegeorgeinnoakham.co.uk or 01572 756 971

The George Inn, Market Place Oakham, Rutland LE15 6DT