The George is not at all what we expected from the comments and reviews. We were nearing the end of our two week vacation in England and were heading back to the US in a couple of days. We were looking for a nice B&B near the dockyard, which was a short 5 minute walk from The George. The food service part of the pub was closed when we arrived about 1700 on Sunday. It was also closed all day on Monday, so we did not get a chance to try their food. After staying at 4 other B&B's across England the previous two weeks, we found their full English Breakfast not up to the same standards as the other B&B's we had stayed in, especially the Thornton Lodge in Easingwold, and the Altonlea in Hartleypool. We were given a room on the 3rd floor, a long climb up a narrow, winding staircase with no offer of help with our luggage. Our room was OK, but had one small window overlooking an alley, and with England being in a heat wave, it was very hot and stuffy. The bathroom did not have a shower, only a bathtub with a hand sprayer. You had to sit in the tub and try to wash off the best you could after a long, hot day. Then after we checked out, we received a rude e-mail from Nicolette Wilkinson that said we had to contact her immediately, or "she would have to make rapid decisions on what steps to take further". She said there was a cigarette burn on the "new carpet" that was installed a week ago in the room we rented. This made no sense since neither my wife or I have ever smoked, and there was no smell of smoke in the room, If there had been we wouldn't have stayed. Since we were leaving England in a day, we wanted to clear up the issue. We called and left a message, which was not returned. We sent an e-mail which she responded to. We denied the accusation and we haven't heard from her again. We truly felt that were were being scammed because we were leaving the country. The WIFI did not work the entire two days of our visit. They told us it was an issue with Apple products, but we have an Android phone and a PC. The bartender said his computer worked behind the bar, but did not offer to let us use it. Parking cost an additional 10 pounds. Obviously we have bad feelings about our stay here and would not recommend it to travelers.
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