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“Everything was delicious”
Review of The George Inn

The George Inn
Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Alfriston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
UK
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Everything was delicious”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

the experience was perfect from the service to the pub to the food.
starters were the right size and taste.
We had the lamb and beef cheeks for mains, both very delicious.
and a lemon mascapone cheesecake, too good to share.
thank you for a wonderful meal.

  • Visited April 2014
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Alresford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We went for a pub lunch - fantastic atmosphere this pub - steeped in history. We had a sharing board of seafood and a greek salad between three of us - all delicious. All the other food we saw other diners being served looked delicious too. The village is extremely pretty too - well worth a visit. Only downside was the parking which was a 10 minute walk. Would highly recommend and will go back in spite of the parking.

  • Visited April 2014
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London
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“What a lovely reward for a 25 mile walk!”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

My partner and his friend were on their last overnight stay of five, nearing completion of the South Downs Way. They said this was the best meal they had eaten during the whole week. Not only was the food great, but the pub feels so welcoming and the service was excellent. Although we hadn't booked a table, one had been booked for us because they were full and didn't want us not to be able to eat as we were staying. I really like that kind of forethought. In terms of the food, we can thoroughly recommend the mussels and duck (in complete contrast to a recent review of the duck) and the trout and chicken/pasta mains. Portion sizes (especially the sharing platters and the cheese board) were very generous. Good choice of wines by the glass as well With one other exception I have generally been disappointed when eating in Alfriston. Now I want an excuse to go back to The George.

  • Visited April 2014
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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable stay”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Stayed here on a Friday & Saturday night. Very impressed with my 'Single' room, some of the furniture was slight dated, but so what! Everything was clean and nice. The bedding and towels were replaced following my first nights stay.

Breakfast was excellent - a large choice of cooked options, range of cereals, juices etc.

Very friendly staff.

All round very good. Would love to return

  • Visited April 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“A shock”
Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

Having eaten here before I recommended it when a friend offered to treat me. The smoked duck was sliced too thick, chewy. The staff cheerfully offered a replacement of the ham hock terrine - thankfully. The Thai curry bore no relation to Thailand. I ordered a steak cooked medium. It arrived well done, the chips were sodden and oily. When the bill came we asked if service was included and were told "no" so we handed over extra cash. On leaving we looked and the bill had included service. What is happening here?

  • Visited April 2014
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Roland C, Owner at The George Inn, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
I am so sorry that your experience at The George was not a good one. I was glad that the staff replaced the duck promptly for you. We get a lot of positive comments regarding our steak and Thai style curry, obviously on this occasion we did not deliver to those standards, for which I am very sorry. As for service charge we only ever put an optional service charge on large parties, which clearly you were not. If this was the case please contact me in person and I will fully reimburse you. You kindly said you had eaten with us before and that it was good, I do hope you can try us once more and we can show you that your poor experience was a one off.
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