1872 - George & Dragon, Farnborough
This account of an outing in 1872 was published in the local newspaper:
Messrs. T. Herbert and Sons, of St. George-street, West Smithfield, and King's-cross, on Saturday gave the workmen in their employ and a few friends their annual bean-feast. This year the place selected was Farnborough, where, at the George and Dragon Inn, dinner was provided. After dinner, Mr. Thomas Herbert gave the usual loyal toasts, which were followed by the toast of the day, "Prosperity to the Firm,” to propose which there was friendly rivalry between Mr. Fereday, friend of the chairman, and Mr. Bond, one of the oldest of the employees. The toast was received with all honours and was acknowledged, by Mr. George Herbert. Out-door sports and tea filled up the remainder of the day.