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The George

#112 of 1,277 Nightlife in London
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Address: 77 Borough High St., SE1, London SE1 1NH, England
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+44 20 7407 2056
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00

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A National Trust pub

Popped in here for a drink whilst waiting for a table to free up at Padella's across the road. Lovely old pub and courtyard with a nice relaxed atmosphere. Only had drinks from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
fluffymonkey
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not a great pub. The drinks are VERY expensive, yet my glass came out with an inch missing from the top. When I asked the barman to top it up, he looked at me and said "really" like I was being unreasonable. None of the staff seemed particularly friendly. Gents' toilets were filthy and smelly and had a large hole... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stumbled across this around December time the first time we visited it and it was a rather interesting find. We have been back again as he loves discovering historical pubs and the meal he had was quite nice. It does get rather busy and we have been lucky each time we went to find a table.... More 

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Thank Kay433
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our quick visit to the George. We had a drink and a nose around the three bars. We loved the feeling of real history within its walls, the parliament bar being particularly atmospheric. Can't comment on the food but the welcome was warm and the beer was good. My only comment would be to sort the look of... More 

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Thank YukonHo365
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56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in for a drink mid-afternoon. The building is amazing, the pub seems less than amazing. The bar area was busy with people waiting to order. The one barman went to get a manager to process a refund for a disgruntled customer who had waited 25 minutes for a coffee, but having given the refund the manager disappeared again... More 

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Thank J3nnyWr3n
Greater London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stopped here for lunch after we had wandered around the local market , well what a hidden treat !!! We arrived to a heaving pub and no chance of a table , after wandering through the pub looking for a table we noticed a sign for the resturant, we followed the signs to be meet by... More 

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Thank sarah h
Worcester, United Kingdom
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326 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here for a drink whilst waiting for a table to free up at Padella's across the road. Lovely old pub and courtyard with a nice relaxed atmosphere. Only had drinks from the serving hatch and sat outside soaking up the last rays of sunshine. What more do you want!

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Thank fluffymonkey
Lorna Jean S, Guest Relations Manager at The George, responded to this review

Hey Fluffy Monkey Totally agree. Yesterday wasn't that warm make sure you come back when the sun is really blazing. Have a great long weekend and thanks for the review. Lorna More 

Texas
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140 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Great pub near Borough Market with loads of outdoor seating. Claims to be the oldest pub in London (1580's I believe?) and is loaded with English charm. There's a restaurant upstairs, and an outdoor bar service window as well. (as the inside bar can get a bit crowded) With the large outdoor area, it's easy to find a spot to... More 

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Thank James W
Lorna Jean S, Guest Relations Manager at The George, responded to this review

Hi James thanks for a great review. Yes we are one of the oldest surviving London Inns dated as far back as the 1670's. We love hanging in our courtyard and gazing at history. So glad you did too. Don't be a stranger and look forward to your next visit. More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This was a must-see on my list as my dad had been involved in the renovation of the pub 30+ years ago. We went on a Monday and they'd had quite a busy weekend so were out of quite a few food items, but the server was very polite and did his absolute best to accommodate the two large groups... More 

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Thank ethompsonator
Lorna Jean S, Guest Relations Manager at The George, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Its so nice to hear from people who are part of the George Inns evolvement. So sorry you caught us after a busy weekend please come back soon especially for the fish and chips. Regards Lorna More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Ordered 5 sandwiches at 12.30 and waited half an hour for 2 to arrive. Additional 1 arrived 15 minutes later. At 1.30 still no sign of the other 2 with very little help from the waiting staff. To quote one "I am just the waiter, I do not cook the food". Cancelled the remaining food. With so much competition in... More 

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Thank James W
Management response:

Sorry to hear about your experience. I can assure you we are looking into this, I agree that is not a satisfactory response from our waiting staff. If you would like to get in contact with me personally via email at The George, I would like to offer you lunch on the house for you and a guest as this... More 

York, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is another historical old London pub on my list. Is owned by the National Trust so all monies going to a good cause. Great atmosphere, one can feel the history of the place, looking over the Courtyard one can imagine the Horse and Carriages turning around. Friendly staff good range of beers, will be back.

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Thank robert w
Management response:

Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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