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Had an 'away day' yesterday (£9.90 return - thanks Freedom Pass & Senior Railcard!) to have a pre-Christmas lunch with a cricket scoring colleague. Lovely old pub with great atmosphere just a few minutes walk from Headcorn Station. Two ales on, Shepherd Neame Master Brew and Wadsworth Henry IPA. I chose the latter which was very palatable. Our choices for lunch were excellent and served by extremely capable and attentive staff. Well worth the trip and one to return to.
roobs52 - 23 Dec 2016 16:24

My partner and I went to this pub after being kicked out of the nearby White Horse as we had insisted on going topless in this heat, so we headed over to the George as we'd heard good things about it on the scene. Considered a few others but a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush as they say (oo-err).

In short this pub IS worth a visit. Interesting point to note: the garden. Bleached and painted white with no view at all owing to the large erect fences a la Treblinka; a rather masculine and slightly over the top choice quite honestly. Very homely cushion selection in one of my favourite colours - eggshell blue - and yes the hanging baskets were divine with a wonderful selection of vivid petunias and pansies. A terrific flourish of dashing hues and bold, confident, overt tones!

Unfortunately that is where the praise ends. I must state that my partner and I do NOT ask for any special treatment in public and prefer to act like every other couple, straight or gay, so it was a shock when we politely asked Marton if it would be okay to breastfeed however Matron said NO, as we had no children with us. Obviously disciminatory and they will be hearing from us again.

Beer? Didn't try it as we don't drink. 0/10 AVOID.

benton - 14 Aug 2013 15:04
GREAT pub, had a meal last night with my family. Look after so well and the food was of a very high standard, will tell all my friends. Noticed they are doing a sample saturday event where you can try the food, local beers and ciders if we get time later we are going to try and call in. Lovely atmosphere, very friendly, very busy mixed ages and local real ales, worth a visit, we shall be back soon
Maddy56 - 12 Nov 2011 13:10
Nice pub, very friendly, a rare well looked after FREE HOUSE, well kept local real ales.I will be back
Maddy56 - 10 Nov 2011 08:14
My partner and I tried the mid week carvery last night which proved to be one of the best roasts in the area. We walked in on the off chance they were full up but still found us a table and the lady that looked after us was smashing. Good to find a decent free house, at only 6.50 a head the carvery was great value.
Maddy56 - 10 Nov 2011 08:03
My sister, my husband and I enjoyed a delicious lunch today, we were totally bowled over by the lovely food, I had a large fresh plaice, my husband had the local boar sausages with mashed potaoes and roasted root vegetables and my sister enjoyed roasted tomato and cheshire cheese tart. We shared scrummpy pears with caramelised walnut ice cream for our pud. The service was friendy and we were given free samples of three local real ales so we could try before purchasing. Very nice decor and very helpful staff. They have a take home deli counter just off the bar, and again samples of local ciders were offered. We shall make this one of our regular visits we eat out a lot and this was a great lunch, well worth a visit.
Maddy56 - 9 Nov 2011 21:58
This pub has totally changed, poor beer, expensive tasteless food and appaling attitude of staff........AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS AND GO TO A DECENT LOCAL PUB INSTEAD!!!
beancounta - 26 Oct 2011 09:43
Enjoyed an excellent meal this evening. It was served pretty quickly, was piping hot and very tasty an unusual way of serving the veg which was appreciated. Not overpriced by today's standards though I was staggered at the cost of a pint; mind you I don't get out much these days so maybe that's the going rate... Very friendly staff who were happy to stop and chat.
pressforaction - 20 Apr 2011 04:26
Two nice pints from Gravesend were quaffed outside in the sunshine, friendly quick service too 7/10
fat_beer_badger - 26 May 2010 22:01
The George and Dragon is a typical country pub located in the centre of Headcorn village advertising locally sourced home cooked food. The George is however part of Enterprise Inns and as such the food is delivered in frozen and the speed at which food arrives would suggest it is microwaved. The food is very overpriced and the quality is at best average. Drinks are also expensive and the wine is from boxes. Service is also unfriendly making the whole experience very disappointing.
local606 - 24 Aug 2009 19:55
The best pub in Headcorn (but that's not saying very much...), with two Shepherd Neame ales on (Master Brew and Spitfire) and several fancy draughtlagers. Nicely decorated bar, and reasonable looking menu, but very pricey beer.
rpadam - 10 Mar 2008 22:17
Typical Kentish pub situated in the village of Headcorn about 10 miles south of Maidstone.
Good beer including Hoegarten on draught and excellent food. Bar snacks but also seperate restaurant.
David George - [email protected] - 1 Sep 2004 18:08

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