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The George

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Lovely historic pub

Tucked down a little alleyway just off the main road, the George gets incredibly busy in the... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Mark W
Not to be missed

You must see this place. And yes, it is a working pub. Check out all the rooms and be sure to go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You must see this place. And yes, it is a working pub. Check out all the rooms and be sure to go upstairs. It’s often crowded at lunch and from 5pm on but great late morning (post Borough Market) or afternoon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Over cooked beef pie, undercooked gooseberry crumble! Only the beer and the good restaurant service raised this from Zero to 2/5! I should have guessed when the courtyard and bars were heaving but the restaurant almost empty.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great setting. For our american families first English pub expérience this was excellent. Great food.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great historic pub in central London and another that's tucked away, off a busy high street. Second visit and it's always nice to sit outside, one of the few places with a courtyard and plenty of tables. We both had a nice pint of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard that The George is the oldest exiting coaching house in England. If you like history, this is the place for you. It was visited by Shakespeare and Dickens. There are many interesting pictures on the walls, illustrating former events. There is also...More

Thank 306Jess
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place does get incredibly busy but that isn't any excuse for the level of performance. Beer that was pulled while line cleaning was underway, food that was edible but tasteless, for dessert a chocolate brownie that had way too much sugar in it and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a rather rude reception at the chain pub across the street, we were delighted by the highly personal service at The George. Fascinating story, good standard pub food (burgers, fish n' chips but also a nice Thai curry) and a nice IPA.

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Lorna Jean S, Guest Relations Manager at The George, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi David glad we came to your rescue. Come back and try some more food and ales. All the best and Thank You Kind Regards Lorna

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Very old pub owned by the National Trust. Good selection of ales, other drinks and food. Rafters, galleries and outside seating add to the atmosphere. Drink and imagine sitting here with Dickens!

Thank RichardA3246
Lorna Jean S, Guest Relations Manager at The George, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Richard I imagine it a lot! Thanks for the great review, please don't be a stranger. All the best Lorna

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This is it. The pinnacle. Wide range of beers, 3 different serving points and a restaurant to boot. National trust listed and one of the oldest public houses in london. A fool to miss.

Thank Edward B
Lorna Jean S, Guest Relations Manager at The George, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Oh Edward you had us at pinnacle. Thanks so much. KInd Regards Lorna

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Tucked down a little alleyway just off the main road, the George gets incredibly busy in the summer, but for good reason. It's fairly unique in London in being a) so old and rickety and b) having such a big beer area to drink in....More

Thank Mark W
Lorna Jean S, Guest Relations Manager at The George, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Mark thanks for the great review. Fair point at the family comment. The difficulty we have is not changing the structure of this national treasure to modernise in the benefit of families. However we host a lot of family events and dining so it...More

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Hi, They don't do table reservations, unfortunately. I just double checked on their website to make sure. It'll be first come first served. I imagine that a Sunday afternoon would be busy, but, if you were to get there early... More
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