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The George and Dragon

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€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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Fore Street | EX34 9ED, Ilfracombe, England
+44 1271 863851
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Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely find, great staff ,excellent food and welcoming atmostphere al staff great ,had a lovely time lunch and evening the atmosphere was very welcoming

1 Thank lindabarker562017
Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good food, friendly staff and atmostphere and good value for money. Dog friendly which is always a bonus.

1 Thank Teddylc99
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to the George and dragon, ilfracombe, mainly for their fortnightly singalong accompanied by local folk with their instruments. You can come along to listen, sing, sing and play, sing alone.......

1 Thank wiselady1950
Sunny South coast of UK!
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Visited in Feb '17. Empty which is no problem but bar staff obviously bored. I didn't think it was possible to badly serve San Migel but I was proved wrong. Flat with a tang to it. Probably OK in the busy season.

Thank Teamscoop
Wychbold, United Kingdom
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249 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We visited this pub on a saturday afternoon over christmas 2016 to try the food, two of us had the burger and fries and the others had the scampi, the food was tipical pub grub and it was nice, the staff were friendly, The menu is small and limited but sometimes with a limited menu you know it will be... More 

1 Thank scottry
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Muy 20th year in Ilfarcombe and this is still the best pub. A whole pile of us were in there over the few days and we made noise, sang and made fun. The staff and locals joined and and we all had a great time. What a fantastic pub.

1 Thank Willam O
Banbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We are holidaying in the town and with it being out of season and so many places closed for winter or refurbishment, we were wandering down the road, spotted the 'quiz night Tuesday' sign and were straight inside! We were given a warm welcome and ordered drinks. Sat down for the quiz and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The landlord... More 

1 Thank McCheese1982
Oxfordshire, England
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Another enjoyable evening spent drinking in the George and Dragon before the boat to Lundy Island in the morning. An excellent traditional pub.

1 Thank WagglerTango
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Wow Ive lived in Ilfracombe all my life and never been in the George and Dragon! On a tuesday night it was packed with local people supporting the charity quiz! Apartly it is like that all the time! There is ample bar staff who are friendly and attentive to your needs! The drinks were reasonable! The atmosphere was like a... More 

1 Thank Angiemays
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was nostalgic and above all, the best pint I had on the break. Lovely to sit outside and watch the world go by and inside was aolde worlde atmosphere with plenty of space and history to accomadate. Love this pub.

Thank Andy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fore Street | EX34 9ED, Ilfracombe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 863851

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?