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George and Dragon

££ - £££, British,
26 High Street | Downe, Bromley BR1 1EA, England
+44 1689 889030
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“pies” (29 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
26 High Street | Downe, Bromley BR1 1EA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very friendly barmaid and rustic interior. Those are the good points. Bad points - freezing cold on s chilly day, rickety and dusty furniture, empty interior and the worst bit....pretty vile food in the shape of a burnt, microwaved fishcake and pies that were virtually...More

Thank tessie1
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Most reviewers have been positive so I wonder if it was just bad luck. Sunday roast chicken doesn't normally consist of tasteless (boiled?) chicken breast with bacon. Our other three roasts were in the 'OK But Certainly Not Brilliant' category, portions being a bit smaller...More

Thank gummington
Reviewed 9 April 2018

One Sunday after leaving Down House which was the former home of Charles Darwin we came here for lunch. I would recommend pre-booking as the place was very busy but we were lucky that there was one table for two available. Nice and clean with...More

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Nice old pub. Friendly atmosphere. Nice food ( we had the homemade fishpie and salmon fishcake, then finished with a lovely bread and butter pudding). Service was friendly and efficient, though the waitor during the 2nd round (dessert and coffee) looked a bit stressed. Nice...More

Reviewed 2 March 2018

ordered food, was undercooked and cold in the middle. Food had to be sent back to be re cooked, came back pretty much the same. My partner was unwell following consumption of the food. Disappointed with the quality of the food overall.- couldn't eat it.

1  Thank Review F
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Visited for lunch for the first time today. Service was friendly but slow and flustered. Steak was very dry - asked for medium. Was told it was medium rare when finally delivered at table but was more well done and leathery. Burnt tomatoes and onions...More

1  Thank FrequentTraveller150
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Visited the George and Dragon in Downe for a family meal. Food was excellent and the service was brilliant. Highly recommend it.

1  Thank LJA74
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We ate here after visiting nearby Downe House. I had the roast, my girlfriend had the fish and chips. Both were fine, but not exceptional- the roast comes with 'help yourself' vegetables (you're welcome to as many as you like), which were enjoyable but not...More

1  Thank MKGreen2016
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The George and Dragon has a very good family feel to it and makes a great stop off after a visit to Charles Darwin’s house. The staff are very welcoming indeed, the coffee was excellent , the lunch for all four of us was very...More

Thank JES1London
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Partner and I went to this pub for lunch after visiting Down House. We read the reviews and it seemed a safe bet. We each ordered a pie, his with chips and peas, mine with veg and new potatoes. The lady was friendly enough and...More

Thank Marjorie S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:59 - 22:30
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 High Street | Downe, Bromley BR1 1EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Bromley
  • Phone Number: +44 1689 889030
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The George & Dragon is a traditional country pub nestled in the heart of the picturesque village of Downe, near Bromley. Famously known as the home of Charles Darwin. He resided in the old section of the pub when he was looking for the right property in the area. After finding Down House he then went on to frequent the pub where he based his club to help those in financial need. We love our history but we love our food and drink even more. We have a wide variety of real ales, lagers and fine wines on offer. Alan, our cellar man, has 40+ years experience and keeps a tasty Real Ale which currently are Timothy Taylors Landlord, Harveys Sussex Best, Fullers London Pride, and we also have a guest ale on rotation. We've recently added an exciting wine list to our collection which has a fantastic range of wines for you to enjoy. Whether you want accompany your meal with a bold Malbec, Chablis or enjoy a Prosecco with friends we have some quality wines to suit your taste. Food is our passion and all of our menu is homemade. We try to match the traditional pub with a traditional menu so pies are our main speciality with seven options currently available. We do have to warn our customers to bring a healthy appetite with them as our portions are on the generous side.
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