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“Another Superb Meal!”
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The George
Ranked #1 of 4 Cavendish B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 January 2014

This was our second stay at The George in Cavendish on the fantastic Dinner, Bed and Breakfast rate. Cannot fault the food or the service at this Inn. My meal comprised of Tiger Prawns (too delicious to accurately describe), Rump of Lamb (just superb) followed by Orange Blossom Cheesecake (accompanied by the best Turkish Delight I've ever tasted!). I also tasted my husband's choices too - fantastic Pigeon Breast, Steak and Creme Brulee - all amazing. Sorry if I sound like a walking menu, but when you taste Chef's cooking you'll understand why! Stayed in Room 1 this time, but preferred Room 2 which we had last time we stayed, however it was still a lovely room. Breakfast was freshly cooked to order and was also excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending The George at Cavendish, and hope to visit again later in the year.

Room Tip: Room 1 has a couple of high steps to the bathroom which made the top of the door a bit low for comfo...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bonnie S, Owner at The George, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Thank you for your kind review.....repeat business is what makes our business thrive. Your lovely words about our food are well appreciated and i hope they give others customers a good insight to the kind of food we serve here at The George and our wonderful dinner bed and breakfast deal!! Hopefully we will see you again soon.....

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Stayed here first Friday in November on our way to Norfolk for the rest of the weekend. We had booked a £99 dinner/bed/breakfast deal for 2 which was amazing value.

The pub is very pretty - contemporarily furnished and clean and smart. Dropped our bags in our room which was small and cosy (no. 4) and went straight for a beer and enjoyed a long chat with the owner/manager. Having booked in for dinner, we changed and then it was back down to the lovely restaurant for a great meal - Scallops & terrine starters and then both of us had the fillet steak (wonderful) with dauphinoise potatoes. We added another course - the cheese to share - which was plenty!

Breakfast was enormous and very satisfying - choices of yoghurt with mixed berries, cereals, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs and the full English really give a varied choice.

It really started our weekend off on a high staying here!

Room Tip: The bed in the room was very comfy - the only 'gripe' being the church bells which ring EVER...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bonnie S, Owner at The George, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

We are glad you had an enjoyable stay with us....thank you for your kind words about our food, i have passed them on to our brigade of hardworking chefs.
Sorry about the church bells.....i can only put it down to village character!!

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We booked this hotel for an overnight stay, as we were attending a wedding in Alphaton. When booking, we were given our choice of rooms and was permitted to have an early check in. We arrived at the hotel, and was welcomed by a friendly member of staff, she showed us to our room. We had the blindsided room (Room 2) which had a surprising bed, sofa, dresser and wardrobe. Including was tea and coffee facilities. We were at the front of the hotel, so could see out into the village and our car below in the car park.
Before we left for the wedding, we had a drink in the bar, which had local drinks available. The bar was not overly priced. The hotel had arranged for our taxi.
Breakfast the next morning was peaceful and delicious. We were the only guests so enjoyed being served and waited on by the staff.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bonnie S, Owner at The George, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Thank you for your review...i am glad to hear you had an enjoyable stay and that you were made to feel welcome and comfortable. We always strive to accommodate all of our customers needs.

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Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

Steaks were the best we have eated for a very long time. We could mix and match on the menus which was great.
Service was brilliant. Restura t was busy and had a great atmosphere.
Would highly recommend this eatery.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Bonnie S, Owner at The George, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

We are glad you enjoyed your birthday celebration at The George.....see you on your next birthday!!

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Reviewed 25 September 2013

2nd stay in 6 weeks. We absolutely love this place. The beds are so comfortable, the food is the best and the staff are all so lovely, can't do enough for you. We have been coming here for a few years now and have never found anything to complain about. We always try to get room 1 as it's our favourite, but have stayed in the other rooms and they are lovely. Thank you Bonnie , Lewis and staff for keeping the standard so high and making us keep coming back!

Julie & Rae x

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bonnie S, Owner at The George, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Thank you Julie & Rae for another fab review....we love it when customers return time after time. We really appreciated your support. When you coming next?? See you soon....

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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Great hotel, room was a little small, but unsurprising as its a super old building. Low ceilings so watch out if you are tall. Food was excellent, one of the best breakfasts I've had in ages. Great for weekend breaks or weddings etc. Can highly recommend.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Bonnie S, Owner at The George, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Thank you for your highly recommended review....see you soon!

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Reviewed 9 September 2013

The George is a Tudor building that has been given the 'mid-century modern' treatment - plenty of painted timber and stripped doors, seventies furniture and clean styling. Our room involved a change of level to get into the bathroom - not unusual in old buildings that have been reorganised - but was spotlessly clean and comfortable with the customary tray of tea-things, some very luxy bedding and nice decorative touches.
Dinner was terrific - at the upper end of the gastro-pub range, but reasonably priced and beautifully cooked and presented. Breakfast used equally good ingredients, but was sensibly no-nonsense, with a small range of choices - the freshly squeezed juice and home-baked bread were delicious. Service throughout was cheery and friendly. All in all a lovely place to hole up for a couple of days while exploring the wonderful villages and sights nearby.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bonnie S, Owner at The George, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

A really lovely review....Thank you!! We are glad all our little touches are well received...hopefully see you again soon.

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Additional Information about The George

Address: The Green, Cavendish CO10 8BA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Cavendish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Cavendish
Price Range: £80 - £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The George 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits you in this 16th-century restaurant with rooms. The George is situated on the edge of the village green in Cavendish, positioned in between the popular villages of Clare and Long Melford and just a short drive from the timeless village of Lavenham. Since October 2010, co-owners Lewis Bennet & Bonnie Steel have achieved their 2nd Rosette and four gold stars from the AA & Visit Britain tourist guides. The emphasis at The George is on the quality of food and customer service. The menus offer a wide range of dishes to suit all tastes and budgets. The menus change frequently and are guided by the seasons. We aim to use the highest quality, sustainably sourced ingredients and utilise our garden to grow seasonal items such as baby leaf, beetroot, edible flowers, tomatoes and herbs to use on the menu. ... more   less 
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