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“A little gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of George & Dragon Hotel, Tarvin

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George & Dragon Hotel, Tarvin
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tarvin
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A little gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

What a little gem. Lovely staff and landlady. Fab rooms. Great shower. Had a lovely bar meal before we went off to Delamere. Such a bargain. We will definitely return. We would recommend to anyone. Cheshire does it in style yet again.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Caroline Q
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

I'm pleased to say the chef that made this restaurant successful several years ago is back, and what a pleasant surprise it was. The old team was poor, but with a fresh team in place, the sizzling platters are flying out of the kitchen again. The potions are a good size leaving little room for the sweets. A good range of beers and a pleasant surroundings, happy staff makes for an enjoyable evening.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GaryP208
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Nothumberland, England
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184 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Stayed here for two nights whilst attending a family wedding.

The rooms are smallish but clean and well decorated with complementary tea/coffee, TV and full en-suite facilities. There are no toiletries provided other than hand-wash but the towels are changed daily.

We dined here for one evening meal and Sunday lunch. The food was of a good standard, not fine dining but tasty and well presented. Value for money the bar food was about average price. The whole of the staff were cheerful and attentive and the bar has a good range of local and continental beers.

The overall experience was both welcoming and homely and so I would recommend the Inn to anyone looking to stay in this part of Cheshire.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Rich53y
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cheshire
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212 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

We went to the George and Dragon some years ago and was impressed by the decor but didn't eat there. So as we were in the area we thought we would give it a go. We wished we hadn't. My French onion soup was nothing like any I've had before and the 2 bits of toast floating on top were in no way like the cheesy bread thing that should have been there. It was ok but really only half a bowlful.
The Club sandwich was really poor, done on sliced white bread with tasteless bacon and even more tasteless chicken. The lettuce was the most tasty thing there.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank candirisk
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Chester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

A new team has taken over following two years of uninspiring management and poor quality. They have rescued the reputation of this erstwhile excellent restaurant and it is now returning to the previous high standard.
Visited during the first week in which the restaurant re-opened
Well worth putting back on your places to eat at list

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank AlbertTheAuditor
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129 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

Out with the old and in with the new! The new management have taken control and things are on the up. The food was well cooked, very well presented and tasted divine. I had the lamb and my husband had the steak and ale pie. Both meals were tasty, accompanied with fresh veg and the real chips were just like mum used to make. Nothing pre-packed or oven ready about these meals. The staff were friendly and chatty and eager to please and it was nice to see local families using what should be a good village amenity. I hope this lovely village pub succeeds, it deserves to.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Emmumof4
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Cheshire
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

A bit dissapointed with the George, this time. I believe its in the middle of a management take over and the new managers are temp until they find someone who wants the lease, the service was fine and staff very friendly and attentative, however there is a very good saying that a workman is only as good as his tools, and this is obviously missing a major part, this being a quality chef!

The food is a million miles away from what it was 12 months ago, it is still very expensive but the produce is not of the same quality, the Chips are frozen oven chips deep fried, the onion rings are the same, the veg is frozen, the potatoes are instant and the meat was very over done.

The deserts were also dissapointing they reminded me of the frozen cakes ect that you buy in a supermarket and defrost, I have nothing against these deserts so do not think i am being stuck up, i just dont like being charged a lot of money for something that is dressed up to be something it isnt.

they are charging high end prices for generic, poor quality food, If they want to serve cheap food they should at least adjust the price accordingly instead of charging the same prices as 12 months ago when they were serving high end home cooked produce.

like i said the staff and managers were all fine but food was a major let down

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank cheshireexplorer87
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Property: George & Dragon Hotel, Tarvin
Address: 67 High Street, Tarvin, Chester CH3 8EE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester > Tarvin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Tarvin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — George & Dragon Hotel, Tarvin 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
George & Dragon has 5 well appointed double en-suite bedrooms and one twin en-suite. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, power shower, LCD televisions with freeview and free wifi. Complimentary breakfast is served in the newly refurbished George & Dragon pub. Breakfast includes a variety of cereals, teas, coffees and cooked breakfasts. George & Dragon is located in Tarvin, a picturesque Cheshire village only eight minutes drive from the historic Chester City Center. Within a short driving distance is Cheshire Oaks, Chester Zoo, Blue Planet Aquarium, Chester Racecourse, Oulton Park, Delamere Forest and Cheshire Gardens. The pub has its own car park and has a bus stop opposite with regular bus services for Chester and Crewe, making travel easy between local attractions. George & Dragon opens at 12.00Pm and serves home cooked meals 7 days a week 12.00Pm - 9.00Pm. The pub holds live music every Friday night and once a month, Take Two, the pubs resident Jazz Band performs live between, and the pub is always busy through out the weekend. You won't be short of things to do during your stay! The George & Dragon is an excellent place to stay for business or leisure. ... more   less 
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