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gpca - 16 May 2013 20:51
As predicted, now closed and boarded up.
pubinspector - 14 Jan 2010 12:21
Grew up in this aera and used the 'Little' George a lot over the years. Visited Sunday for the last time as it's closing on Jan 12th to be flats/shop, shame on you shepard & neame. A decent pub with friendly locals/landlady and good beer.
lionbaz - 28 Dec 2009 01:20
How nice to see the George being appreciated. Don't often visit Greenwich and usually go to the Ashburnham if with ladies, they prefer a more posery pub, Have always found the George's staff and customers to be very friendly towards an outsider. My last visit here by chance was on St Georges Day this year, and I was delighted to find Spitfire being sold at a bargain rate [can't remember what but it was under £2 for a pint]. Do hope it won't be closed.
TiaMariaJim - 5 Nov 2009 09:27
Went there for the first time in 12 years a couple of weekends ago – what a little gem! Good Shepherd Neame ales, the most amazingly clean toilets, live entertainment… and then the bombshell came, after talking with the locals: This pub will close in January 2010 if a buyer isn’t found.

Me and my wife have fond memories of the George and were thrilled to see it in such a good state. I can honestly say I felt a bit sick when I heard it might close, and one of the locals we spoke to was a bit choked up when he told us.
Spritus - 5 Nov 2009 04:48
Small single room Shepherd Neame local offering three Sheps - MasterBrew, Spitfire and a seasonal - on this visit, the Late Red which was served in perfect condition.

Friendly, with idle chit chat at the bar.

A decent sort of place that one may be tempted to use if living in the area. Nothing really outstanding, and much depends on who is in for the quality of the conversation, but there was nice atmosphere, so this is just above average.
SilkTork - 22 Sep 2009 07:55
Ah yes, warm memories of watching Greenwich Meantime win the Chester Cup a couple of years back to more than pay for the day’s drinking. The large plasma has moved to the rear wall but, other than change of stewardship, all is much the same. We watched the Lions doing the good stuff in first half (before the depressing finale at Prince Albert) and, although quiet, the landlady took the trouble to bring round buttered new potatoes, nice. Four handpumps, three on serving Spitfire, Masterbrew, Whitstable Bay, only tried the first mentioned & it was in splendid nick, £3.00. Blue swirly carpet is a bit 70s but nice lead light windows to street & lots of ship-o-rama decorating the walls, board games on box to rear and shove ha’penny board (wall mounted but couldn’t see supporting ‘prop’). Small one room local with a handful of barstools and just 3 or 4 tables along opposite wall, friendly welcome.
trainman - 28 Jun 2009 11:54
The Royal George is a small single-roomed Shepherd Neame house, situated a ten or so minute walk from Greenwich train station. Being in a residential area and away from the main hub of the touristy part of town, it was, as expected, a local’s affair. However, those within were very friendly and the lady behind the bar was smiley and welcoming. Interior was basic, yet homely, with a definite nod to the towns maritime history. Brass objects adorned the walls and there is a model ship above the redundant fire place. The only concession to the modern age was seemingly the large plasma screen. Three ales were on offer and that is where the problem lied on my afternoon visit this past Thursday (May 22). My pint of the seasonal Early Bird was foul and although it was readily and apologetically replaced with the more regular Spitfire, that too, failed the taste test in a big way. This was disappointing. If it wasn’t for the beers, I’d probably be open to the idea of a return visit.
HTM69 - 24 May 2008 12:11
what a lovely pub and what a lovely atmosphere,and a big thankyou to helen and all the staff for a great st georges day celebration,for those of you that missed it, you missed a cracker, it was an all day party, very rare these days to see everyone in a pub with a smile on their face,great food great beer and great company and also raised a tidy sum for charity. looking forward to next year, but the pub is open all year so pop in and you will be guaranteed a warm and hearty welcome.
jim54 - 24 Apr 2008 14:18
Great, great little pub. In the past year it has been taken over by a new landlady who is doing a fantastic job. While it is very much a locals-type pub the staff are incredibly friendly to everyone who comes through the door and make it their business to find out everyone's name, remember their drink etc. They've now got the logfire going, too. Shepherd Neame beers always available and looked after. A real hidden gem, particularly during the day when it is quieter (as the pub is so small it doesn't take many people to make it appear rammed).
Well worth a look if you want a down-to-earth pub in the Greenwich area.
old_at_heart - 16 Jan 2008 12:46

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