It was second time lucky for the owner of the George Hotel in Crewkerne last week, as the sale of the historic building in the town centre was completed. The former coaching inn, named after St. George, the patron saint of England, has been purchased by South Coast Inns. News that the hotel sale had been successful, coincided with Frank Joyce’s 70th Birthday. Frank Joyce bought the George Hotel, with his late wife, in 1994. When Crewkerne Headlines And Topics spoke to Frank before Christmas, he was keeping his fingers crossed this time around, after a previous buyer had pulled out in August last year, at the 11th hour. Frank Joyce is now enjoying a well earned retirement as the George Hotel begins a new chapter, under new management and new ownership.