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“no nonsense accommodation in a quirky historic venue”

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George and Pilgrims Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Glastonbury
Reviewed 12 March 2012

Having drank at the George and Pilgrim on several previous visits to Glastonbury, I was eager to stay here, despite all the iffy reviews on here. In the end, we couldn't have been more delighted with our stay.
Initially slightly disappointed that we got allocated a room in the "newer" extension of the building, whereas our friends got rooms in the historic part of the pub, nevertheless our room was charismatically decorated, with similar antique-looking furniture to the older rooms and being at the back, was away from street noise. I think all the basic tariff rooms are quite small but for the price we paid, still found it great value for an historic hotel slap bang in the middle of town!
We had the previously mentioned Room 10, which amused us greatly to have the fire escape corridor running through the bathroom!
All the rooms have delightfully creaky floors and some of the older room floors are seriously sloping (our friend joked about his tea cup travelling across the bedside table at night in his room!) - but that's what you get when you stay in an ancient building! :-)

We found the staff/owners very friendly but with a no-nonsense attitude. Exactly what I'd expect from a pub-with-rooms. We happened to arrive ahead of schedule, 2 hours early but the landlady was at reception at the time and let us check in early. (note that contrary to older reviews, they no longer charge a £10 deposit for the remote control! It was still a bit surreal to be handed a remote control with our keys though)

We didn't eat in the bar on this occasion, so can't comment on the menu since the new ownership; however breakfast was lovely. They also served a fantastic local cider in the bar!

Public car park is just behind the hotel, is free from 6pm to 9am but £5.40 for over 4 hours outside these times. If you don't mind a short walk however, free on-street parking can be found just beyond the main town centre area.

All in all, a perfect, quirky stay in a suitably quirky town. :-)

Room Tip: If you want a quieter night's stay, go for the "modern" rooms at the back of the hotel...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

We also stayed in room 10 on the 24th of February but did not get bitten. Fire escape through the toilet not really a problem as it is only for use in an emergency so make sure there is not a fire before you retire to the toilet. We booked through Hotels.com and we were told we had a free meal but this was denied by the manager despite an email with FREE DINNER clearly printed on it so things did not start well. On our first night we avoided the bar full of Glastonbury' s finest and had dinner in GiGi's a restaurant trapped in the 1970's with a Christmas tree still present. Quite a good meal really but expected to see Gene Hunt at any minute . The second night we ate in the hotel. The meal was alright but nothing exceptional and quite expensive for what it was. The breakfast was very nice but during the week only served from 8 to 9 so don't have a long lie. Also you need to put money in the meter at the car park at the back from 8.30. The room sans bed bugs was warm and there was plenty of hot water. Also free WiFi which would not work with my Blackberry unfortunately.Staff were always very nice but yes the manager was clothed in a somewhat casual attire but then you should have seen what some of the guests were wearing. Glastonbury is alright if you want to buy things on magic, alternative medicine daggers made out of crystal otherewise head up the road to Bath for the day. But overall it was adequate but no more than that

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

Spent a weekend at this hotel, downstairs - great bar, good food, smashing atmosphere. However upstairs was different. Room 10 we stayed in did have the fire escape passage running between the bedroom & bathroom - odd?
The bed was comfortable but my wife woke up in the morning covered with bites. We presume it was the 'bed bugs' mentioned by a previous reviewer.
Breakfast was good but we were served by the manager who was casually dressed which again felt a little 'odd'.
As previous reviewers have mentioned it seemed that guest's were an inconvenience to the staff as no one offered to show us the room or gave us any information. Overall a good experience but this hotel could do so much better.

Room Tip: Avoid room 10
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Love the building, gorgeous rooms, warm and quiet. Stayed in Henry viii room, excellent value. Now under new managers who really suit the atmosphere, are keen to be of service, and the other staff brilliant too. Would always recommend this hotel to anyone spending a night in Glastonbury.

Room Tip: Four posters good value
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank polly r
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

We stayed at this hotel for our Wedding Anniversary. Booked a four poster room but when we got there this hadnt been booked properly - luckily they managed to get us into one of the other four poster rooms, which was just as nice. Very old and quirky place, but very clean and the staff were very helpful.

The hotel was right on the main high street so easy walking distance to all the shops and attractions.

We had our evening meal here too which was very nice, although a little expensive, but the atmosphere was great as we were there whilst Winter Solstice was going on so everyone was dressed up.

Breakfast was absolutely beautiful, well cooked and a lovely choice.

All in all a lovely hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for the four-poster rooms
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about George and Pilgrims Hotel

Address: 1 High Street, Glastonbury BA6 9DP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Glastonbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Glastonbury
Price Range: €74 - €163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — George and Pilgrims Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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