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St. George's Tavern, Victoria

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I had to renew my passport and the Passport Office is opposite this pub. I had half an hour to kill so popped in for a pint. The pub is a good old fashioned pub with plenty of real ales. They were still serving breakfasts when I went in and it looked OK. I opted for a pint of mild (can't remember the name) and it was very tasty. The only drawback to this pub is the price. £4.85 is a bit too rich for me. Pity, because it put me off going again.
zapsincl - 14 Mar 2019 09:59
Very average Nicholson's pub close to Victoria station. It was reasonably busy on our Saturday evening visit. The ale choice was disappointing - Fuller's London Pride, Sharp's Doom Bar, Courage Directors, St Austell Proper Cracker & Butcombe Plough On. There are better options nearer the station.
blue_scrumpy - 16 Dec 2018 12:59
A Nicholsons pub which, given it's proximity to Victoria Station is more than acceptable. Long narrowish bar subdivided into two areas of which the rear one seemed more set up for eating. As usual with Nicholsons there was plenty of ale to choose from. 6 pumps - 5 in use with Nicholsons regulars Doom Bar and Pride being supplemented by Tribute, Skinners Cornish Trawler and Nicholsons own. I had the Tribute which was in good order.

There was a fair smattering of people for a mid-afternoon who mostly seemed to be from local offices and the atmosphere was relaxed and pleasant.

If you are at Victoria with time to kill I recommend nipping out through the shopping centre to this pub rather than any of the dumps inside or, even worse, the excruciatingly bad Sherlock Holmes out the front.
murgatroyd - 23 Mar 2012 10:37
service without a smile, cold breakfast served, four of us but food served at different times, food was not good...............
chimbo - 17 May 2011 19:16
Hadn't been in here for a while, but, popped in a couple of times last w-end.
Much improved since my previous visits a few years ago now, could be down to the very cheery, friendly manager who was happy enough to assist with the constant stream of tourists coming in to the pub asking for directions but not adding their custom to the pub.

BEEFY71 - 4 Feb 2011 12:30
Visited here last wednesday 26th Jan. I was doing the Dick Whittington Ale Trail. Provided a Good Pint of London Pride. Staff were friendly and for a midweek lunchtime the pub was very busy. Not so appealing from the outside but lovely inside, with a restaurant area at the back. would definately go back and would like it as my local. (unfortuately it is nearly 30 miles away).

Bitter_Man - 30 Jan 2011 11:45
6 beers on offer yesterday - Pride, Landlord, Adnams, Slaters Top Totty, Thwaites Nutty Slack and Hydes 1863 - at £3.30 or more.

The Slaters was great. Pub was packed and sevice wasn't good despite there being 4 staff on.

I do wish, though, that they'd realise that not everyone likes being served their beer in a handle but, more importantly, I do want a full pint without having to ask for a top up everytime. We stood at the bar for over an hour and I'd guess that 80% of the "pints" served were under size by at least 10%. Trading Standards should pay this place a visit.
cheshirecat - 11 Mar 2010 09:16
Pleasant but unremarkable street corner pub located close to Victoria Coach Station and the rear entrance to the railway station via the shopping mall.

It's a Nicholsons pub, but without any of the notable interior character that some others in the chain have.

On my late Thursday evening visit, the beer range was rather more adventurous than often encountered in Nicholsons houses - TT Landlord, Pride, Thwaites Nutty Black, Purity, Davenports " The Fall", plus Fox Morrissey Brunette. The latter, served unusually in a jug, was a pleasant pint at £ 3.15p.

It seemed to be a perfectly adequate well run pub, but with nothing to make it stand out from the crowd.

You might want to pop in if passing to see what beers are on, but this doesn't strike me as a pub worth travelling any distance to visit.
JohnBonser - 7 Dec 2009 17:20
Great pub and not as expensive as others in the area. 6 Real ales on offer when I was in there a week ago, although I went for the Stella, which was top form and £3.05 a pint. Music was mixed and interesting, whilst not overbearing.

I also had a chat with several different people in here, without getting into a serious conversation, it was just enough to feel welcome.

Bar staff workerd hard and didn't leave people waiting for drinks and the crowd was a mixture of office workers and visitors just looking for a decent 'proper' pub.

Will visit again (SOON) and would reccommend this place to any decent people.
Kentbeerboys - 4 Aug 2009 07:18
Its a Nicholsons, but still damn good.
Had London Pride and Landlord - the Landlord was on top form.
Not quite as good as the Cask and Glass, but benefits from being that bit closer to the station - I'll be going again (.....and again and again and...)
turbohorsebox - 28 May 2009 21:18
Visited on Tuesday and found a pleasant, tidy Pub with various ales from Black Sheep and Timothy Taylor all in good nick and under £3 per pint. Food is well worth the wait. Sausages are a house speciality and the Toad in the Holel is excellent.
ahscum - 14 May 2009 14:32
Quite close to the office where I work and I have been going there more and more often after it was recommended by somebody that lives nearby and I have grown disatisfied with other pubs in the area.

I've only been there at lunch, but I'm told it is packed in the evening with office workers from the nearby offices.

They have a very wide range of different sausages to go with their sausage and mash or in sandwiches, but the menu is quite varied if you don't fancy them. A very reasonably priced menu and not very busy at lunch time.

The last couple of times I visited in late 2008 the pub did smell a little odd (perhaps stale beer or drains), but it wasn't noticeable in the restaurant.

A mix of patrons: locals, office workers and possibly slightly lost coach/train passengers.

The upstairs is quite open - no obvious nooks to have private conversations, but tables range in size from 2 people to 8 or so. You can either order at the bar, or sit in the back and have table service. I haven't been downstairs.

The staff seem friendly and fairly efficient, though I have had to push for the bill a couple of times when eating in the restaurant.

If you find yourself near Victoria station and you're hungry or thirsty then I'd recommend it.
Neril - 2 Jan 2009 22:08
My partener and I recently visited London from Canada and we met the manager of this pub who recommended us trying it out for dinner. We did and were very impressed. The food was excellent, ales were great, atmosphere was perfect and its in a very nice neighbourhood as well as being close to Victoria Station. We stopped back a couple weeks later hoping to get another chance to talk to Roddy and enjoy the pub some more but it was late on a Sat. evening and the place was packed. Obviously a very popular spot. Next time there we'll try again.
gakary - 13 Dec 2008 17:48
Slightly better than most Nicholson's pubs, with a modestly most adventurous choice of real ales (including an interesting Blueberry Bitter from Coach House Brewery).
rpadam - 21 Nov 2008 23:21
The St George's Tavern has recently undergone a Management change and since then has gone from strength to strength. It's a great place to gor for a bite to eat, meet up with friends. It's got a great outside area where most people drink on nice days and a cool Cellar Bar, that not many people know about. Anytime I'm in the area I always pop in, it's got a great feel at night with dimmed lights and candles, I highly recommend it to everyone!
anonymous - 25 May 2008 17:34
Better than one might think given the location at the back of Victoria Station but the combination of office workers and residents seems to be ok.

I've been in here now and then over the years and its always been fine and post the last refurb that hasn't changed

murgatroyd - 24 Feb 2008 20:37
"The Ultimate dining experience!" J. Alyward
fglynn - 26 Oct 2007 14:53
Friday after work (August 3rd) was my first visit here to the St Georges Tavern since its refurbishment a month or so back. The changes are impressive. Gone is the run-down spit and sawdust approach and in is the grand old city pub feel – with more beers to choose from to boot! Heineken and Amstel have been added to the regular lager choices and London Pride and Spitfire are now available amongst a few others for the ale fans. The pub is certainly now catering a lot more for the diners than before. The back of the pub is now solely for those who want a bite and this area has the feel of an old fashioned restaurant and all in all, looked fairly appealing. The smokers need not feel to upset either, as there is adequate outside seating though be prepared to stand when busy. I did fear this pub would go the wine bar route with leather sofas and chill-out music, but am glad that whilst this pub is perhaps aiming to entice a more varied clientele, its still not detached from the qualities it possessed before. It should be a pub for everyone and I think that’s what we’ve got here.
HTM69 - 6 Aug 2007 14:28
The St Georges Tavern is currently closed for refurbishment. Here’s hoping they do it up really nice for us smokers who’ll be feeling a little more miserable than usual come July 1st!
HTM69 - 30 May 2007 22:44
Should be rubbish as it possesses all of the unholy trinity of very cheap booze, 'pub grub' and 'traditional' furnishings, but is actually a good laugh, especially downstairs.

Can be a bit of a rush at lunch as it doesnt seem to occur to them that most people in the area only have an hour for lunch and as such they should get a move on in the kitchen, but when you can get some drinks in there for over a pound cheaper than normal priced pubs I couldnt care less.
the_sarah_day_fan_club - 15 Nov 2006 13:18
Large pub which being near Victoria Station attracts tourists and large groups as well as the 'solitary drinkers' mentioned. Staff seem friendly and attentive. My drink was topped up to the line without my asking. Good for a pub that is technically round the back of a railway station!
beeronaut - 29 Jun 2006 08:59
I used to regularly get drunk in this pub when I worked in the area. It's not a bad place by any means, just a bit dull. It's reasonably priced for central London and has a friendly atmosphere most of the time.
HTM69 - 31 May 2006 19:46
bubbles83 - 13 May 2006 21:21
cool pub young crowd.... drinks not badly priced!! would drink here again
bubbles83 - 1 Apr 2006 12:07
Had an enjoyable evening in here last night, it's a great place to chill out for a bit if the trains are knackered!
gold76 - 19 Jan 2006 12:30
Bit of a Tardis pub. Looks much smaller from outside but .. you get my drift. Unfortunately the Tardis seems to have landed on the Moon due to the complete lack of atmosphere. And the only ale (GK IPA) tasted a tad vinegary. As commented elsewhere, OK for watching football but very little else.
Joe_Cundy - 11 Jan 2006 17:30
Weird pub, this, which isn't surprising given its location right close to Victoria train and coach stations. Lots of solitary drinkers. Decent pub for watching sport at. No big screens but you can't help to get a good view of one of the little tellies. Decent cheap ale, too. The Ultimate Burger (half-pounder, cheese, mushrooms, bacon, fried-egg, onion rings) for £6 isn't quite as Ultimate as I'd have liked, but is still pretty Ultimate.
Nicklaus - 1 Aug 2005 17:39
£1.80 a central london..........with my reputation. Seriously who cares what the pub is like, it shows football and has cheap beer. Fantastic
icedragon72 - 14 Mar 2005 20:11
good drinks
laura - 23 May 2004 16:08
one time when I was in there the place had completely run out of beer. astonishing.
on the whole, nothing out of the ordinary.
Duncan - 23 Dec 2003 09:31
had a fab time in this pub... great drink offers, absolutely fantastic fish and chips and just a good all round venue... think has just been done up....staff friendly and tried their hardest to get me to drink more....
michelle - 29 Oct 2003 19:58
I think this pub was recently refurbished - it has a new wooden floor and apears to have had a lick of paint as well. It was nice a clean and the Fish n Chips were great. The staff are generall a cut above the average
Gavin - 26 Sep 2003 11:53
Excellent! Some good drinks promotions. Would definately go again.
Gina - 18 Sep 2003 13:21
it has a pool table and a darts board in a dingy room downstairs
oliver penney - [email protected] - 29 Apr 2002 17:08

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