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The George

#106 of 1,280 Nightlife in London
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Address: 77 Borough High St., SE1, London SE1 1NH, England
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+44 20 7407 2056
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00

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Historic, National Trust Pub

This was a must-see on my list as my dad had been involved in the renovation of the pub 30+ years ago. We went on a Monday and they'd had quite a busy weekend so were out of quite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Texas
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139 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pub near Borough Market with loads of outdoor seating. Claims to be the oldest pub in London (1580's I believe?) and is loaded with English charm. There's a restaurant upstairs, and an outdoor bar service window as well. (as the inside bar can get a bit crowded) With the large outdoor area, it's easy to find a spot to... More 

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Thank James W
Lorna Jean S, Guest Relations Manager at The George, responded to this review

Hi James thanks for a great review. Yes we are one of the oldest surviving London Inns dated as far back as the 1670's. We love hanging in our courtyard and gazing at history. So glad you did too. Don't be a stranger and look forward to your next visit. More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a must-see on my list as my dad had been involved in the renovation of the pub 30+ years ago. We went on a Monday and they'd had quite a busy weekend so were out of quite a few food items, but the server was very polite and did his absolute best to accommodate the two large groups... More 

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Thank ethompsonator
Lorna Jean S, Guest Relations Manager at The George, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Its so nice to hear from people who are part of the George Inns evolvement. So sorry you caught us after a busy weekend please come back soon especially for the fish and chips. Regards Lorna More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Ordered 5 sandwiches at 12.30 and waited half an hour for 2 to arrive. Additional 1 arrived 15 minutes later. At 1.30 still no sign of the other 2 with very little help from the waiting staff. To quote one "I am just the waiter, I do not cook the food". Cancelled the remaining food. With so much competition in... More 

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Thank James W
Management response:

Sorry to hear about your experience. I can assure you we are looking into this, I agree that is not a satisfactory response from our waiting staff. If you would like to get in contact with me personally via email at The George, I would like to offer you lunch on the house for you and a guest as this... More 

York, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is another historical old London pub on my list. Is owned by the National Trust so all monies going to a good cause. Great atmosphere, one can feel the history of the place, looking over the Courtyard one can imagine the Horse and Carriages turning around. Friendly staff good range of beers, will be back.

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Thank robert w
Management response:

Thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This was the first time I visited as seen this in the summer busy Myself and my children really enjoyed today interesting building absolutely the children found it fascinating We all had fish and chips and they were pretty amazing the manager was very helpful and cleaning all the time Yes I would say this is not to be missed... More 

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Thank Carla A
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Hi Carla, Thank you for your review. Glad to hear the kids loved the place. We are very proud of our position within English history and the high cleaning standards we keep. More 

London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This was actually a pretty good place to meet my cousin & her fiance when they came to London. It's billed as child-friendly & while it did have a high chair for our 19m/o son, there were no other real things for him aside from that, & navigating the buggy, which thankfully comes apart, was only possible because of that.... More 

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Thank Thomas Q
Management response:

Thank you for your review and comments regarding children. We are licenced for children to be in the premises but I agree, we don't have the ideal set up. This is due to us being a national heritage site and we are restricted in terms of what we can offer and space. We hope you come back in summer time... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

A friend at work said that we should give this place a try. We at about 7ish the place was busy. We checked if they were still doing food so I chose the pie and TOH had the macaroni cheese. Both were nice I had what I call a proper pie pastry all round not just stuffed on top of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of the historic pubs of London. The property is owned by the National Trust. Quite atmospheric inside. We went for lunch. A mistake. The food was dreadful. Chips that shattered as you tried to fork them and shredded vegetables that were as unappetizing as they looked. Main course was horribly overcooked. The worst type of transport cafe... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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139 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

It's not every day you can enjoy a meal in a hotel frequented by Dickens and Shakespeare. Delicious food, reasonably priced and good service.

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Thank 869Liz
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76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great pub grub in an historic setting. Coaching house dates back to the 1500s and is fantastic. Food was really good and service friendly and attentive. Just loved this place.

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Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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