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“Good Sunday Roast”
Review of The George & Dragon Inn - CLOSED

The George & Dragon Inn
Price range: US$13 - US$26
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Welcome to The George & Dragon Inn, Sandwich. This property dates from 1446 and has been a licensed inn since 1552. It has undergone many changes since it was built, but from the day it was first licensed over four centuries ago the house has never closed. At present business partners Sarah Boxall and Stephen Wren have the pleasure of running this historical inn. They deliver an outstanding range of traditional food and drink with a modern twist that caters to the needs of every customer. Head Chef Aaron and his team (Marc and Dan) create a new adventurous evening menu every fortnight using as much local produce as possible. Sarah and Stephen have kept this little gem of a pub oozing with charm and character and will continue to do so during their custodianship.
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Food is very good, generous and well-presented. We had roast dinners, great meat and tasty veg. Staff are friendly if a little inconsistent on service. Bad reviews seem to focus more on the latter than the former, I’m sure it’s just teething issues that will be settled in time.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JohnRPearson
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A last minute booking for 6 people and what a treat it was. 3 roast beefs, 2 roast lamb and a linguine. All delicious and every plate was licked clean. I would definitely recommend visiting and trying their Sunday dinner. The Yorkshire puddings are huge and the vegetables are flavoursome, with the cauliflower cheese lovely and creamy. Service was good and the chefs very friendly (Sat by their hatch). Overall a lovely meal, and if in area will definitely visit again!

To all prospective visitors, please ignore the bad reviews and go and eat in the restaurant, you will be pleasantly surprised and will leave feeling happy and satisfied :-)

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Emily S
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

The poor waiter seemed as though he was flustered after giving us the wrong meals, they were meant for someone else. He seemed to be on his own with too much to do. Bless him!
Well, nice food, when we eventually got it, erratic service.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Pat b
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

We had an above average meal here on a Thursday evening. Unfortunately the atmosphere was lacking hence we have rated it an average meal. We used to eat here lot many years ago and then it was the best place to eat in town. Today there is lots of good competition. We had a drink in the rear garden - this need some more care and attention!! The waitress took us to a table for dinner - we were the only people in the restaurant but we were not given a choice of where we wanted to seat! The food was well above average. After we ordered our deserts the chef left the pub and walked past our table - he neither acknowledged us or asked if we had enjoyed our meal.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank GrantSandybay
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

This used to be one of the best places to eat in Sandwich, great food, almost always full restaurant. But how things have changed, and not for the good.
We were shown to a table in the EMPTY, restaurant by a keen by inexperienced waiter. From the Sunday lunch menu we ordered 3 gazpacho and one blue cheese beignets - we ended up with 4 cold cream of tomato soups with no garnish, over blended with no texture. Mine went back as I really wanted the other dish, I wish I hadn't bothered - I wanted a light, piquant blue cheese doughnut, I get a deep-fired grey, wet sludge wrapped in a crispy coat - the only flavour was on the outside. The mains were not inspiring, under seasoned but pleasantly cooked roast, pitiful Yorkshire Pudding and an inappropriate choice of vegetables - broccoli in a watery cheese soup is not the best thing for a hot summer's day; Nor perhaps is "peas & samphire" with roast beef
Deserts were no better - over gelatined panna cotta.
The wine list had pretentious tasing notes that bordered on insulting; My New Zealander guest took great exception to the note that generically described NZ Sauvignon Blancs as "cloying"
Worst still was the manager / owner shouting at our waitress for allowing a couple to occupy a corner table in the restaurant - it is embarrassing when that happens in public, especially if the couple offer to move tables to avoid a causing a scene; the sad thing was that they and us were the only diners there.
Takes Visa / Mastercard but no longer takes Amex

Date of visit: July 2018
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4  Thank DW_Man
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