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George Inn, Hubberholme

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Splendid pub but check opening times. 4 beers on handpump. Black Sheep bitter &Wharfdale Blonde permanent and 2 guests. When we visited Yorkshire Dales Askrigg & Naylors Velvet. Very popular for food but as we visited in the afternoon on the Buckden circular didn't sample but noted booked for the evening.
Rocky53 - 10 Oct 2015 18:51
Eat and drank here the day before Le Tour came through nearby. Landlord let us park and use the loos before we walked. Returned to a loverly pint of Velo and a ploughmans, our dogs were welcomed. Cant fault this place, superb location on the Dales way and good beer. Worth a visit as is the historic church opposite.
ian241 - 12 Oct 2014 14:19
Pub under new management, only nipped in for a quick pint before catching the bus from Buckden so can't comment on much other than the new management is keeping the pub open all day except Mondays.
graham2 - 2 Jun 2014 13:04
I’ve known this pub for the last 40 years and never been in. I clearly haven’t missed out. Prompted by the book ‘George & Me’. Set in the 50s it tells of happy times at the George, fine ales, good food and a friendly welcome. So feeling inquisitive we ventured out one recent Sunday for a spot of lunch and a drink. We arrived to a packed car park which is normally a good sign. The only problem was these were the cars of the morris dancers prancing in the rear yard with their brood taking up all the seats and tables. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against this ancient tradition however it does bother me a tad when I see 60+ year old men with flesh tunnels and an affliction against shampoo. We were abruptly informed ‘no food today’ by a grumpy member of staff. The eating area was chained off, leaving a bar seating area for a total of about 5, useless. So we just stayed for a quick drink outside. Whilst we were finishing our drinks the bar staff paraded through the few customers with trays of sandwiches and chips …… for the morris dancers, no food for customers though?!!? I think I reflect the views of many reviewers when I say the current management/landlord clearly has no idea how to run a business let alone a pub. The idea of bringing in an attraction (?) is surely to attract customers? You’re supposed to cater for your customers not irritate them. In summary, beer okay (Black Sheep Best), food (?), atmosphere non-existant, pub tatty, toilets neglected. This is fortunately not like so many other dales pubs, overall it was very disappointing.
judge_and_brewery - 11 Jun 2013 14:32
Lovely building, great location, and the beer was pretty good - just a bloody miserable welcome from a landlord who obviously revels in his dour demeanour.
Popped in on a Friday in March 2012 for a quick pint at 6pm, as we were staying nearby. Asked the landlord what time he closed, as we were planning to come back after supper - he told us that he 'shut when the place was quiet, or when the last person left', so couldn't confirm whether it'd be open when we returned 9pm, or not. This was shortly before turning away a party of 8 potential customers because they had a dog with them. Quite how you run a business on that basis, I struggle to understand.
Do yourself a favour and head to the White Lion at Cray - a really friendly welcome (from bar staff who actually appear to enjoy having customers), and great pub grub.
BatterseaBomber - 5 Mar 2012 15:07
Called in one weekday lunchtime last week. Reasonably busy with walkers and mix of ages. I note the comments regarding food, some other groups ordered and seemed to arrive quickly. Bar staff fine ( didn't see the landlord though).
Andylk - 23 Aug 2010 08:43
Disappointingly unfriendly - no dogs - toilet locked - no chips only during middle of a quiet week when few other customers. Very
un - Dales like pub. Nice beer and location but staff attitude rather "couldn't care less" .This customer won't return
wallerbrian - 18 Mar 2010 18:54
Very old inn in remote and scenic location. Accommodation left a lot to be desired. We were put in a room in an out building with out being forewarned even though we had asked what the room was like over the telephone. The room stank of damp carpet and was dark. This was a dishonest act and there is no way we would have gone there if we had known. It was also well overpriced. The food is average- the kind were they serve a pointless bit of old salad with everything. I concur that the landlord is a little like Mr. Fawlty. The landlord is greatly benefitting from being in a superb location. The hills will always be there..and remember there was a different landlord when J.B.Priestley went there. On the plus side the bar is atmospheric and has good beer. We wont stay again.
jhpub - 31 Oct 2009 12:41
The last reviewer says the landlord is "friendly if somewhat subdued". He's not. He's a polecat.
The kitchen is slow - your food will arrive sometime between 5 minutes and an hour. If you're unlucky, keep quiet because this man will turn into Basil Fawlty if you breath a word.
I imagine the reason is that this pub is far from anywhere and he has a captive audience.
Don't take the risk; still less stay there.
AbeC - 13 Sep 2009 22:29
A wonderful, small, two roomed pub set in a picturesque hamlet. The rooms are low ceilinged, oak beamed and full of character. There was also a lovely real fire when we called.
Two real ales on our visit: Copper Dragon 'Golden Pippin' and Black Sheep Ale. The Golden Pippin was excellent- fresh, cool and well pulled. After a superb pint in the nearby 'White Lion' at Cray, I think, amazingly, this was even better!
A friendly if somewhat subdued landlord.
Several local walking routes pass close by.
Highly recommended.
aleandhearty - 6 Nov 2007 14:12
A small gem of a pub in a stunning location - good ales, good selection of whiskies and a lovely cosy atmosphere. Loved sitting on the window seat with the famous candle burning. Food very good. Friendly and welcoming bar staff. Great Yorkshire Dales location - I can see why J.B. Priestley enjoyed The George.
Drmark - 8 Sep 2007 21:14
lovely wee pub with excellent ales on offer. Good walks in area and next to very interesting old church.
Mr_McD - 30 Aug 2005 20:21

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