The pub is located in the centre of picturesque Dent village and Dentdale, one of the quieter valleys and a fantastic spot for some good hikes. Many excellent walks out of the village or very nearby. Great Knowtberry summit from Cowgill is a good walk with fab views of the three peaks and beyond. The George and Dragon is a small inn with real ale and ciders on draught. Free parking. Breakfast is very good. Rooms are clean and warm. Bed comfortable. We had a room on first floor over the bar which was a bit noisy, although guests seemed to leave about 11.30pm - midnight and then it was quiet. Evening dining was a very varied experience. First night the starters of garlic mushrooms and potted shrimps, followed by steak and ale pie was good. Second night the meal was terrible. Pan roasted sea bass fillets with a lemon buttery sauce turned out to be poached sea bass with buttery sauce and slice of lemon. Pork belly dish was so dry and the crackling was too bendy and impossible to cut through that it had to be sent back. We were told the cheddar mash accompaniment had run out and were offered chips or new potatoes instead. The waitress did her best to rectify the problem with the pork belly and offered an alternative dish - not wanting to wait too long again (having waited for nearly an hour already) my partner decided to go for a starter instead. Oh dear - not sure what had happened since the day before when this starter was fine, but this time a large portion of mushrooms chopped up in what tasted almost like mushroom soup and heaps of garlic salt was presented!! Not a great meal all in all! Looking at other reviews it seems there is not a lot of choice for eating out in Dent and the quality is about the same at the two pubs. If you don't mind taking the risk with dining, this is a good little place to rest your head after a good day of walking and the chance to sup a good pint or two of local Yorkshire ale.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The George and Dragon, Dent, is a rural pub, with 10 en-suite bedrooms. We offer a range of beers for our local Dent Brewery alongside nitro-keg and bottled lagers, ciders and bitters Situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and just within the border of Cumbria, we are a great base for walking. We offer food daily (noon-2pm and 6pm-8:30pm) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The George And Dragon Hotel Dent
- The George And Dragon Dent, Cumbria