George Clooney stops for lunch at the William Bray pub
By mattcollison | Monday, September 03, 2012, 12:25
A SURREY pub had an unexpected guest when it was visited by George Clooney.
George Clooney with staff at the William Bray pub.
The Hollywood actor was on a trip with his film production company when he stopped for lunch at The William Bray in Shere on August 29.
Pub owner Julian Bailey is accustomed to entertaining famous names as the former Formula One star often hosts his motorsport and Top Gear buddies at the William Bray, but even he was a little star struck when gorgeous George appeared.
He said: "Someone had made the booking for a particular table and said that there would be a famous name in the party.
"But for some reason it had been booked for the following week so we weren't expecting anyone. I was with my wife and son when he came in and it was my son who recognised him.
"George was very polite and pleasant to the waitresses – who were a little flustered – and he certainly seemed to enjoy his meal."
Shere is already a well known feature film location and was the setting for the film 'The Holiday' back in 2006 whose stars Jude Law and Cameron Diaz became regulars around the village before and during the filming.
The village has other titles such as Brigit Jones' Diary and the series Foyle's War to its credit.