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“Great pub, even better restaurant”

The George and Dragon at Swallowfield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wokingham
1 review
“Great pub, even better restaurant”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We use this as our local, even though its a 1hour 45min walk away, or a 45 minute bike ride. Dogs are allowed in the bar area which is handy for us. You can eat very well in the bar area but the number of tables are limited so you would need to book in advance. Staff are always super friendly. There are outside tables at the back. Its a cosy place in the winter with real fires burning. We even enjoyed a meal there when there was a power cut. The chefs still managed to cook up great food on the gas burners and by torchlight!

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Reading England
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Nice fish lunch, just needed the sea view!”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Fish and chips with mushy peas and large prawns with garlic bread and salad. A perfect lunch again thank you!

  • Visited July 2014
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Sunday lunch”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Disappointing. The menu showed promise but didn't deliver. I had Venison fillet, haggis mash, parsley carrots and red wine sauce at £22.50. The venison was pretty tasteless but was tender. The mash - yeuk! A grey splodge with unidentifiable lumps in it. Red wine sauce was just a flavourless gravy.

Friendly staff though and olde worlde pub surroundings.

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Berkshire, UK
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Steak and chips with peppercon sauce a winner”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Been here three times and ordered the same every time as it is amazing

Starter of whole cambert with onion relish - wicked
Steak and skinny fries and peppercorn sauce on the lunch menu - masses of chips, cooked to perfection

My only dilema was adding a good review, as best to keep this a hidden secret, brilliant.

Oh and log fire was roaring - yep that a british summer for you, but ambience was spot on

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank gbmav
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chertsey
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Bar prices with an ouch!”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

This pub's bar prices will empty your pockets quickly - they are way over normal bar prices. Try the other pub just up the road which is far nicer

  • Visited May 2014
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