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The George

77 Borough High St., SE1, London SE1 1NH, England
+44 20 7407 2056
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Great place to meet friends with loads of atmosphere

Had Saturday lunch here in a large group of 16. Fortunately the pub had reserved a large table for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrew K
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Wantage, United Kingdom
Pub opened in 1676

One can feel the history all around. A National Trust Property, it cannot be altered in any way, so... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Jim T
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austin, tx
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77 Borough High St., SE1, London SE1 1NH, England
Southwark
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had Saturday lunch here in a large group of 16. Fortunately the pub had reserved a large table for us as the pub was packed. Bar service was bit slow and one barman was downright unhelpful, but the rest of the staff made up for...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 22 October 2017

One can feel the history all around. A National Trust Property, it cannot be altered in any way, so the vibe is one of days gone by. However, the crowd (usually quite busy) brings things present day. There is a fireplace and an outside courtyard....More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 4 October 2017

After a day's sightseeing we fancied a beer and a pub meal. The George had been recommended to us and it didn't disappoint. It was a warm evening and the yard was absolutely packed. Fun for a beer. We were going to move on to...More

Thank ladyhotelier
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Avoid if you can. The quality is way below standard. They are letting down locals and ripping off tourists. This is not just my opinion, but also an opinion expressed openly by the bar staff. This is a fabulous historically building, owned by the National...More

Thank SquirrelyCody
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Fourth time of coming - great vibe from customers - only trouble is the hapless bar staff. Slow in serving when not busy - when it is busy might as well go over the courtyard to the Heeltap bar and get served there - either...More

Thank HopeUseful
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

For us visiting London, this was a great find. We enjoyed our lager beers and this pub has outside seating. Though it was a tad bit crowded, but you kind of like the ambience. I definitely plan to go here for a drink during my...More

Thank Sadafkarim2013
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The indoor restaurant was nice to go to with the kids. With bar and outdoor options to revisit when we don't have the little ones with us. Fish and Chips were amazing and drinks were well needed after a long day in London.

Thank Steadfast-J
Lorna Jean S, Guest Relations Manager at The George, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi Steadfast-J thanks for the wonderful review. We cant wait to see you next time with or without the little ones. Kind Regards Lorna

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

They very kindly me a quick coffee so I could take some tablets and could not have been nicer or more helpful to a lost little soul dragging a suitcase round town! Thoroughly recommend a visit to this cracking typical London pub!

Thank Chicka67
Lorna Jean S, Guest Relations Manager at The George, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi chika67 thankyou for the wonderful review. We hope to see you next time you and your suitcase are always welcome! Lorna

Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife and I read about this pub and went there to try the beer...see in outside and inside. While the flavor of the pub is great, the bar is small and simply too crowded. After waiting in line at the bar for 20 minutes,...More

Thank Jim C
Lorna Jean S, Guest Relations Manager at The George, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi Jim am so sorry you left before sampling our selection of ales and lagers. We do get so busy sometimes and as we are a National Trust Building are limited in regard to renovations and extensions required to make the main bar bigger. Please...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We visited in the afternoon of 3rd June 2017. Now this place is busy, it's tucked away! Plenty of locals, which is always a good sign for us tourists. There is a great selection of beers and lagers. Now the food!!! WOW, I went for...More

Thank dindinns
Lorna Jean S, bookings and events at The George, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi Dindins thank you for your great review, we look forward to your return and next time try our fish and chips you will not be disappointed. Kind Regards Lorna

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Margaret C
22 August 2016|
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Response from Thrappledouser | Reviewed this property |
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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