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The George and Dragon, Shipley - pub details

George and Dragon

Address: Dragon's Green, Shipley, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 7JE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 12155) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Billingshurst (3.7 miles), Christs Hospital (3.9 miles)

Brewery: Hall and Woodhouse

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Selsey Arms, Horsham (1.2 miles), Countryman, Shipley (1.3 miles)

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Believed to have changed hands recently.
First the good bit, the beer was fine although we did not stay to try more, but it was appreciated during the twenty minutes we spent just waiting for a menu to be presented before giving up, stealing a menu that was lying around, and ordering at the bar. It was then an hour from arrival before food eventually turned up. The "roast dinner" was described by the recipient as inedible, and true enough it did all look like straight from the freezer into the microwave (the wafer thin uniform slices of meat gave it away). Fair play, they did not charge for it upon receiving the complaint. The risotto was like par boiled rice pudding with bits of vegetables stirred in. They would have been better using "Uncle Ben's" rather than whatever recipe they had used (Ambrosia Creamed Rice??).
A word about the staff, there is a difference between "casual dress" and "scruffy" (the proprietor was wandering around in jeans with the Backside having down). There needs to be some form of uniformity to allow customers to identify those working there (from whom they might be lucky enough to get service) from other customers. The staff appeared to be operating in a chaotic environment, flitting between bar and table service, neglecting the customers in so doing.
I give them a year before they fail.
maybe - 30 Aug 2015 19:16
A decent pub with decent food. Worth hunting out. Beware of the low ceiling in one of the sit down areas.
WaitorseBoyz - 23 Sep 2014 14:14
Firstly I will state an interest. I know the new landlady of the pub.

Jenny and Dave took a brave step when they bought the G & D last summer, but they have done very well. A complete refurb and a clean broom.

Visited on the opening day and that was great, but the real test is can they keep it up – yes they have. We have been a few times since then and it has improved and improved.

Firstly for such a small bar, they don’t half do well. A choice of 4 ales, all kept in really good condition, 3 lagers and a draft cider. It’s a free house so they can change as they like but a choice of Harveys Sussex, Doombar and one of the local W J King’s beers, you can’t go wrong. And all in excellent condition.

Also worth a mention - Free House and not Hall and Sh1thouse beer. Can I call not sh... but do they really make beer

Service great. Hosting (and not just for people they know and we are not local local!) is excellent.
Then there is the food. Jenny said she would keep it simple home cooked pub fare, then she hired a French chef. So really the best of both worlds. Pub staples such as pies and steaks (beef and gammon) then add moules and guinea fowl and skate and the best hand made chicken kiev you can imagine. What more can you ask for? All came piping hot with lots and veg. Superb.
Back to the pub. The layout is unusual, so lots of different areas. A small dining room, a smaller dining room. A log fire , another hidyhole - a proper country pub.
Try it yourself

Braveheart - 18 Jan 2013 20:32
Oh for the days when we used to all cram into the public bar on bar billiards league night. Anyone over 6ft would bang their head on the way in!
tommo5 - 22 Jul 2011 16:15
Up for sale now and easy to see why- in order to survive the pub probably needs customers. An outrageously small bar and a smaller snug means you have to rub shoulders with the other two people who are in there- and although quaint, and it is lovely- its a product of a bygone age when english people were no taller than 3 feet. The lack of music meant it was much like having a pint in the local allotment shed. Pint of sussex wasn't at its best...anotoher reason to stay in your own living room and get tesco to do the work......
alezilla - 12 Jun 2011 00:03

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