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George and Dragon
Ranked #6 of 19 Devizes B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 March 2012

To be completely honest I never normally bother reviewing places; however. What a lovely place, had the most fantastic welcome, was offered a beer even though the pub isn't open yet, brought up to my room with a free bag of nuts (there's other freebies outside the room too).

Introduced to Chippy who simply couldn't help enough. I know the rest of my stay will be fantastic just on this impression alone, as that really says it all.

The room is also lovely nice bed, good facilities lovely roll top bath. With brekkie included in the price. This really is superb value and a quality establishment.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

Honestly - I travel around very much and this is by far the finest accommodation in the area - you get a real sense of real hospitality - the owners enjoy what they do, are not pushy and cook like (?Are) professional chefs. Could not rate it highly enough - seriously!!!!!!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

Lovely stay. Comfy bed, lots of "help yourself" goodies in fridge, loads of character and atmosphere. Breakfast was very generous and lazy Sunday-ish. Staff really kind andfriendly.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

This is a brilliant little inn just outside Devizes in the small village of Rowde. There are only three rooms, but the one we had, Room 3 with its uneven but fun floors and lead-paned windows, captured perfectly the essence of the history of this remarkable 14th-16th century building. From the outside, clearly the G&D is not going to win Wiltshire's most 'picturesque pub' award with only a small beer garden and a roadside location, but inside is gem of an old inn stuffed with original features and with an outstanding restaurant thrown in for good measure. The theme of the restaurant is most definitely fishy, with fresh deliveries from Cornwall daily - salt and chilli squid, skate wing with capers and whiting with chips were all excellent, but the full-on kipper and poached egg in the morning was sensational. Fresh fluffy croissants left us feeling well set up for a day of hiking across the Wiltshire downs - the inn is really well placed to get to all Wiltshire's killer archeological sites (Stonehenge, Avebury) too.
Our bedroom with all its quirks was a delight, though a bath in the room may not be to everyone's taste. This is not by any means a temple of modern, Swedish, smooth lines - rather the furniture and fittings had seen a little wear, but we like it that way and were perfectly happy. Coffee, tea and munchies were available in the upper landing together with a stack of DVDs, but we preferred to spend our time enjoying the stellar meals and finishing off with port and whiskey. This is not the cheapest inn in the book, but we didn't care - we can get plastic and sterile anywhere for less money. What we recieved is what we are looking for: a cosy venue with excellent food and service and a place to kick back and relax and sup on some real ale - thanks guys! We will be back!

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

Had a short break and decided to go to Bath but hotels there are pricey for what you get, so we booked the George and Dragon. It describes itself as a restaurant with rooms which sums it up very well.

There are only 3 three rooms, one has full en-suite, one has a roll-top bath in the bedroom with en-suite toilet, and the other has a shower room across the landing ( labelled as private facilities).

We paid £55 for the room per night with continental breakfast.

The building was a pub of great age and it has been changed to provide all modern facilities keeping as much of the original character as possible. Walls and floors up stairs are hickaldy-pickaldy. Hot water in abundance.

Our room, with private facilities, was of a good size, clean, with fresh white sheets on the comfortable bed. Dressing gowns were provided to get across the landing! Radiator, TV, radio, hair-dryer and on the landing a fridge / mini-bar and tea and coffee making kit. Bedding changed after night two, towels changed on request.

Continental breakfast consisted of good quality orange juice, yogurt with honey and jam, croissants, toast, tasty jam and marmalade, tea and coffee. They will do cooked items but these are at extra cost.

The restaurant specialises in fish, there are several menus, a set menu at fixed price, a wide mainly fish menu and a specials menu. We had intend to eat there on the first night only, but ended up eating there all three nights. Grilled swordfish was divine, posh fish and chips from the set menu really nice and monk fish special was excellent. Some of the accompaniments were a little odd but overall we enjoyed what we got. Wine and bar drinks a little expensive but as we don't go mad not an issue for us.

Location is good, close to Devizes but out of the way, so quiet. Easy walk to Caen hill locks on the Kennet and Avon canal, went up and down the flight and had tea at the top, overall we covered 10 miles and got some great photos, you can do a lot less.

Summing up the G&D it's relaxed, food's good and overall reasonably priced. This could be a lot of places what makes the difference is the three owners all very professional at what they do and very friendly, will have a chat and a laugh and make suggestions about local attractions and about Bath, like where to Park and where to eat.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about George and Dragon

Address: High Street | Rowde, Devizes SN10 2PN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Devizes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Devizes
Price Range: €80 - €138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — George and Dragon 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The George & Dragon Rowde (near Devizes) specialises in seafood delivered daily from St Mawes. Our menu is complemented by a full a-la- carte menu offering meat and game dishes using locally sourced produce. A sixteenth century coaching inn, it combines modern day style with bundles of country character. Planning an event - our bespoke catering business, George Goes Out, will organise it for you. We look forward to seeing you. ... more   less 
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