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Address: 77 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1NH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 434) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations London Bridge (0.2 miles), Borough (0.3 miles), Monument (0.5 miles)

Nearest DLR stations Bank (0.7 miles), Tower Gateway (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations London Bridge (0.2 miles), Cannon Street (0.5 miles), Fenchurch Street (0.8 miles)

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Not sure that a summer Saturday early evening is the best way to judge The George.

Packed out (more so out than in). Reasonable choice of real ales (not all Greene King) but at a price. Rather liked the off-sales place where you got served through a window.

It is an historic pub, I suppose we all ought to go there once.
boblarkin - 17 Aug 2016 21:42
Historic and a worthy tick on the bucket list, but horrifically expensive. Had a standard lager for £5.30 (!) before making for the Market Porter across the road for a good pint at £1.50 less. It was nice enough, but I won't be back in a hurry. Sam Smith's don't cash in on the stories their places tell. Why have they felt the need to here?
R3NW5 - 21 Jan 2016 16:08
A quick pint in the famous George, several years since I was here but even though the outside area was packed it's always worth a stop here for a pint.

Barely a spare seat at any of the large amount of bench tables but the inside bar was pretty quiet and very easy to get a pint.

6 pumps offering a mix of ales however 2 had just run out so my choice was easy, a pint of Southwark Harvard, a new beer for me from this very local brewery. A decent pint but pretty strong for its %.

Not much more to say about this pub, the interior is superb as is the history, a bit too touristy? Of course it is but that's never been a problem for me.

For anyone reading this that's never visited before then make an effort when in the area and get it 'ticked'.
lezford - 22 Jul 2015 16:49
A rare historic survival of London's old galleried coaching inns, The George is, i'm afraid, a rather poorly-run pub in a fantastic building. It is well worth visiting in order to experience having a drink in a 17th century building. Beer and food is generally OK, but service can range from cheerful and friendly, to surly and unhelpful. What I found unforgivable on one visit in winter was the bitter cold in one of the bars – the National Trust which owns the pub really must look to its laurels about this kind of thing. A pub should be a warm, welcoming, happy place where you get the impression they are glad to see you. When I was there last, a group of tourists were shivering with the cold. Not good. To sum up, then, rather like Dr Johnson, I'd say it is worth seeing, but not worth going to see.
Antiquarian - 29 Apr 2015 10:59
If you're looking for history, here's the place. The last remaining galleried pub in London, it's like stepping into the middle of a Dickens novel. One half expects Mister Pickwick and his cohorts to sidle up alongside you and order some punch. Except for the rooms on the courtyard, the interior is fairly dark with a number of cozy alcoves that afford one some modicum of privacy. During the warm weather months - and perhaps even the cold ones - picnic tables and benches allow for outdoor seating. Several Greene King beers available including the George's own (most likely brewed by...Greene King!) Decent if unspectacular food - fish & chips and steak and ale pie fine considering the outstanding atmosphere. Always happy to visit but not necessarily to linger.
aerodrome - 23 Mar 2015 23:06

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