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“A Great Pub on the Downs”
Review of The George

The George
Ranked #12 of 256 Restaurants in Chichester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$42
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The George has been a public house for over 170 years and is first shown on the Tithe Map from 1840. Nestled into the rolling hills of the Sussex South Downs National Park The George is just off the beaten track in the small village of Eartham, perfectly situated just 6 miles from the bustling city of Chichester and within 10 miles of Petworth, Midhurst and Arundel. A traditional English pub, it provides a comfortable and welcoming place to visit whatever the season. There are three open fires for those cool autumn and winter evenings and a pretty garden to sit out in on bright summer days. There is a selection of good walks and cycle routes in this area including Eartham woods, The South Downs Way and a particularly interesting section of Stane Street (56 mile long Roman Road connecting Chichester to London) located an easy 1/2 mile walk from the pub. The George is a privately owned Freehouse and your hosts Anita & James offer a warm welcome to all. We are proud to offer good honest British food with a seasonal menu taking advantage of locally sourced ingredients plus a selection of traditional roasts for your Sunday Lunch. Whether you want a full meal or only a light bite, your food is freshly prepared to order. In our well kept cellar we include a wide selection of English, Commonwealth & New World wines, English Mead and soft drinks. There are always 4 or 5 choices of Real Ales sourced from local and national quality breweries. We also have a wide range of English Lagers, Ciders and bottled Beers.
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

On a recommendation from a friend, we thought we'd give the George a go. We parked in the George car park, did our bike ride on South Downs Way and came back for our dinner. The George has a lovely garden, the interior is smart but casual and welcoming, as are all the staff. We had the Barnham Tomato Tart and the fish and chips. The rest of the menu looked appetising too. The food was really tasty and thoughtfully prepared. It's slightly more expensive than some other pubs (£10 to £16 for a main course) but you get what you pay for generally. Drinks are standard prices. I'd be more than happy to pay for the food in the George again. I think this is the first of many more visits to the George for us.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

The George is in a beautiful location, tucked away in a country lane. It's rear garden is lovely, a proper little sun trap. We popped in for lunch one Saturday afternoon, on the off chance. The whole menu looked delicious but as we weren't planning a big or expensive lunch out we opted for the open sandwiches. Don't get me wrong, they were lovely, but at £12 each I thought they were a little on the expensive side. Ultimately they comprised 1 slice of thick cut rustic bread with your chosen topping on, and a little bit of salad on the side. Whilst the quality was superb, they didn't really warrant their price tag. Other than that though, the pub is lovely.

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2  Thank Lucywholunches
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This lovely country pub has changed hands in the last few years, lots of very pleasant changes to décor, very friendly staff and a very good menu with well cooked food. Great garden and location. Definitely will go again ...and again!!

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Thank TrishaThom999
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Great country pub in a beautiful location serving very good food. Dog friendly, with a pleasant garden, good wine list and small - but perfectly well formed - menu including some cold classics such as Ploughmans and a cured meats platter.

The interior is in really good repair and the welcome is warm and genuine. Our table was a good size and the dining areas have been lovingly decorated with a nod in the direction of Cath Kidston and Laura Ashley.

The menu included some classics as well as some nice twists on old favourites. There is a focus on using local meats and vegetables.

We did not have starters and went straight to main course. For Sunday Lunch a roast chicken, beef, and pork dish was offered. The roast beef looked and smelt divine, but I chose the chicken which is served spatchcock style. I do love twists on traditional dishes, but for me spatchcock chicken does not work well for Sunday lunch - you spend twice as long pulling the meat off the bones as you do eating it, by which point the veg has gone cold. I do love chicken, but in my opinion a roasted breast would be much easier to eat if you choose not to serve traditional sliced chicken.

I was saddened to learn that only the roast beef comes with Yorkshire pudding. I was almost in tears upon hearing this.

Drinks service was swift and efficient. Food service took some time, although I do note that places this good get busy and we must all learn to be patient. After all, Sundays are for relaxing.

The home made desserts were beautifully presented, generous in portion and absolutley delicious. My Eton Mess was crisp with well flavoured strawberries and local cream flecked with wonderfully fresh vanilla.

My verdict? Well worth the drive. A very pleasant meal indeed.

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1  Thank travellerocity
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Stopped for a drink here on way back from Petworth. Sometimes difficult to find a pub open before six but thankfully this was. Very welcoming, unusual decor for pub (think Cath kidson/vintage) but was really nice. Lovely pint of beer (Ballards and also their own George) and very nice wine and friendly staff. Will definitely visit again soon.

Thank sunpickle
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