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George And Dragon, Fitzrovia

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It has just reopened as a craft beer bar.
I didn't like the choice of beers available at my local on Monday night so decided to try it out. I arrived just after 22.40 and was told by the owner? that it was closed "it has been quiet and we have to keep the staff costs down". If that is a concern, maybe he should just have one staff member working or even run it himself for the last hour or so.
He was apologetic and even offered a free pint on my next visit. But there won't be a next visit. I go out for a drink at 22.30 and don't want to walk all the way there to find he has closed early.
Final comment, if you say you will be open until 23.00, make sure that you are. There isn't a lot of trade around early in the week so you have to make the effort to attract it.
ajsqs - 16 Nov 2016 23:51
Nice little backstreet pub from the Green King stable. IPA was fine. Plenty of space outside to stand around in if the weather's nice. Wasn't in here so long, but seemed a perfectly reasonable place. 7
Goldings - 4 May 2013 18:18
Really great pub to eat in and stand outside for a beer if the weathers good. Not the biggest inside but Paul is a topmanager and created a bit more space for the bar flys.
Cheeky1 - 12 Jul 2011 15:56
Nice little pub, not the biggest in the area but has character, with its wooden panelling and old style decoration. The food is delicious with a good menu on hand with weekly changing menus. There are two tables outside for eating and drinking in a quiet street. A nice relaxed environment for a quiet drink. The Aussie bartender is friendly and welcoming, which made buying a drink a right laugh. I would recommend a visit or two. Serves IPA a great bonus for us.
emmaparis - 13 Sep 2010 21:04
Greene King pub that was definitely serving Royal London plus two other cask ales. I believe these were Abbot and IPA. Despite it being a Friday evening and with the World Cup football being shown, there was plenty of seating available. Although watch out for the seat giving way beneath you! Whilst there were a few locals here, most of the customers seemed to be of the transient type, with a few groups coming and going. As with our previous pub The Ship, this one was nothing particularly special.
blue_scrumpy - 5 Jul 2010 19:15
Street corner local which adapts the modern ideology of food is king while retaining a pub ethos. Am trying to not hold a GK tie against a place but the pint of Royal London wasn't anything to write to Socrates about. Was empty on this Friday afternoon visit though probably more a time of day thing. Okay if int he vicinity as ther eisn't a great deal else.
Snarling_Mallard - 21 Jun 2010 19:55
This Greene King establishment is a typical one roomed London boozer and doesnít really have any features to make it stand out above its peers.

I opted for the Morris Mayhem which was ok, but Greene King IPA and Ruddles County were also available alongside a limited selection of Fosters, Kronenburg, Amstel, Guinness and Strongbow.

The hits from the 70s playing as background music were at a nice level and the only other distraction is a golf machine in the corner.

The barmaid was nice enough and I would visit again if I found myself at a lose end and happened to be standing outside.
Strongers - 17 Jun 2009 06:50
Quite good for a Green King pub. Old fashioned corner boozer, newly polished wood panelling and oldish style seating inside which remarkably donít take too much away from the feel of the place. Bar itself is a good size and doesnít dominate the room, also a couple of tables outside.
IPA, Ruddles and a guest on. Sadly Iím not allowed to drink at lunchtimes now so canít comment on the quality yet, but being GK my expectations arenít high. But Iíll certainly be back to give em a go.
Food offering is quite large and varied, and from the couple of plates I saw looks nice enough.
Friendly enough bar staff, and seems to be just far away from the thrall of Euston Rd to avoid the more undesirable elements of the area.

mrse1 - 6 May 2009 13:00
A pub near to work that I visit very occasionally. GK IPA, Ruddles County and one clip turned around. Wood panelled, plenty of seating insde and out although only a couple of high chairs at the bar.
GuideDogSaint - 12 Aug 2008 23:06
Want to find a pub roast dinner like it should be served? Does such a place exist in London?

Yes, you'll find it here. Two large slices of meat, each as thick as steaks, 2 yorkshire puds and lots of spuds and veg, all for less than 6 pounds.

It sounds simple, hundreds try and fail
senberbex - 28 Sep 2007 16:58
The character of this pub changes throughout the day.
I drink there from 5ish to about 10 p.m. (not every day).
It can be mobbed and then relaxed.
The leather armchairs have gone I'm afraid, sacrificed for more tables, for the lunchtime only food.
I will ask the manager to register.
Golfer_Two - 27 Sep 2006 13:53
A nice collection of dragon pictures and a very lovely Chinese barmaid.
Pertwee - 1 Oct 2005 17:39
Had a few beers in here on Friday night. A nice pub with leather armchairs and nice atmosphere. The Greene King bitter wasn't very good early in the evening, but improved later on when they changed the barrel.
Mike_McCabe - 26 Sep 2005 14:08
Narrow one room Green King pub which, despite two walls of clear glass windows on a sunny day, contrives to be rather dingy. The attempt at creating a homely pub atmosphere with the leather armchairs and a fireplace at one end only serve to emphasis the pub's lack of charm. I popped in to check on the Ashes. The TV is awkwardly placed near the golf games machine which is a source of some distraction. The Abbott was served in good condition.
SilkTork - 8 Sep 2005 21:19
A dull Greene King pub.
SilkTork - 16 Aug 2005 23:36
Tiny pub with loads of Georgian atmosphere. Big leather arm chairs in from of an open fire (gas to be fair)...lovely. All I need to go with my pint of Guinness was a cravat, pipe and slippers! A real old mans lounge room. Great! I love it.
AusseiMatt - 25 Feb 2005 11:51
Avoided this pub for years as it used to be rubbish, but was persuaded back recently and was pleased to see things have changed. Its not a big pub, and on a Friday night it was packed. But the service was great, and both staff and punters were very friendly. Beer was on form too, so well worth a return visit.
valbear - 24 Jan 2005 10:18

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