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The George

#97 of 1,279 Nightlife in London
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Address: 77 Borough High St., SE1, London SE1 1NH, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7407 2056
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12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00

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nice food ok beer

A friend at work said that we should give this place a try. We at about 7ish the place was busy. We checked if they were still doing food so I chose the pie and TOH had the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
pieoutlaw
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A friend at work said that we should give this place a try. We at about 7ish the place was busy. We checked if they were still doing food so I chose the pie and TOH had the macaroni cheese. Both were nice I had what I call a proper pie pastry all round not just stuffed on top of... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the historic pubs of London. The property is owned by the National Trust. Quite atmospheric inside. We went for lunch. A mistake. The food was dreadful. Chips that shattered as you tried to fork them and shredded vegetables that were as unappetizing as they looked. Main course was horribly overcooked. The worst type of transport cafe... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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117 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not every day you can enjoy a meal in a hotel frequented by Dickens and Shakespeare. Delicious food, reasonably priced and good service.

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Thank 869Liz
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64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great pub grub in an historic setting. Coaching house dates back to the 1500s and is fantastic. Food was really good and service friendly and attentive. Just loved this place.

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Thank HongKongFatso
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I came here on a Wednesday night with my daughter & loved the atmosphere & food. We had chicken wings, shared platter with pulled pork. The meat was juicy & full of flavour. We loved the blue cheese sauce & I had the Eton mess which was divine. The service was good but unfortunately due to only 2 staff members,... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Historic setting, plenty of history, National Trust owned but managed by Green King with a large courtyard area. Good friendly atmosphere, even with a large stag do on the go (this was Saturday lunchtime). Staff seemed friendly but some were more engaged with the customers than others. Didn't try any of the food so cannot comment on that but the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here as a family. 3 roasts and soft drink = £50 ! The roast was the worst I have eaten, hard parsnips, hard potatoes, weak gravy, generally not good. Would not go back. Did mention to waiter who shrugged shoulders

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Thank Tina M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Bar service terrible..... knowledge of drinks even worse!!! General cleanliness horrific and treatment of previous staff not great

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

What a cool place to come before dinner on a Friday night! You'll find great musician and atmosphere! Of course, good IPA and Ale beers!!!!!

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

A fine old inn with a real history. Ale choice was reasonable but as one would expect prices are a little steep at least for this northern bloke. Bar staff were efficient and friendly, as indeed was our waiter, but food was unfortunately cold on arrival - in particular the chicken that barely mustered the description of being lukewarm. All... More 

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