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As The George, it was always the sort of pub that one took a brief look at, and then kept on walking... As Belushi's, I did at least give it a (very) quick try and was 'impressed' with the total lack of atmosphere...
rpadam - 10 Nov 2007 22:20
How right you are ceedoubleu. As Belushis, it is worse than ever.
Mr.Raffles - 14 Sep 2007 16:34
I really didn't think that the George could be unimproved upon. How wrong I was, It's now opened as Belushis.
ceedoubleu - 15 Aug 2007 13:42
Won't be missed. A terrible pub.
JohnnyCrow - 6 Jul 2007 14:01
At long last. Another dump bites the dust. The George is no more. Now, if the likes of the Hop Poles would kindly do the same then things may start looking up for the poor people of Hammersmith.
Mr.Raffles - 6 Jul 2007 13:57
Tables are sticky, some staff were nice, some were miserable. Pint was expensive-ish (most places in london are the same anyway). Clientele were suited commuters and old men, plus a few pompous-looking student types.

Nice setting though, looks like a pub, so it was ok. Not somwhere id spend the whole night, but for a quick pint before a gig it does the job.
JimbobJoylove - 24 Nov 2006 15:14
A low rating and lots of critical comments then suddenly a lot of anonymous comments within days posted for the most part within days of eachother saying what a great pub it is? Make your own minds up about that. For the record I thought it was pretty poor. And I hate pretentious bars, I just like my pubs to be pleasurable places to drink with a good atmosphere, not dull as this place is.
t_y - 14 Sep 2006 11:03
This is an excellent pub for watching sports events on TV as it has enough screens to make viewing easy from wherever you are sitting. The drinks and food are both well priced and well presented. The service was good and the staff extremely pleasant. The George is not trying to be something it is not, it is just a good pub, not like some of the others in the vicinity that are too numerous to mention. Some of the previous reviews seem a bit harsh to me. If you want trendy bars and gastro-pubs skip down the road to Notting Hill!
ilovelotsofbeer - 5 Aug 2006 12:28
after working in this pub for 3 years i can confirm what a total dump it is! i would never drink there, i didnt even when i worked there, i know how dirty and infested the cellar is. as for the food... dont even!
school disco is the focus of this pub and it shows. the new, and okd, management just dont care. as for the locals, well the less said about those bunch of sad and bitter old men the better! one to avoid at all costs
annon101 - 7 Jul 2006 16:18
If you don't mind your arms sticking to the tables or spending the evening surrounded by the bottles and glasses accumulated by the people who sat at your table at lunch time, then The George is your pub. Don't even get me started on the School Disco Crowd!! Service was allright though, friendly staff. They just have to spend more time cleaning and less time at the end of the bar chatting.
i_like_pubs - 6 Jun 2006 10:33
Not as bad as it used to be before the refurbishments of last summer but it's still not somewhere you'd want to stay for too long, just pretty dull. And as has been mentioned, on a Saturday night it's packed with the School Disco crowd overspill from the William Morris.
C.B - 11 May 2006 12:32
The George really is as bad as the comments suggest - badly set-out, poor service and not much of an atmosphere. It's a close run thing between this place and the Hop Poles as worst pub in Hammersmith.
illhaveastella - 2 Feb 2006 19:06
Didnt notice any rudeness amongst the staff, but it is a typical high-street pub that has seen better days.
If thats what you're looking for then it serves its purpose alright.
ReneArtois - 12 Dec 2005 18:09
I was surprised to read the negative comments on this place.
We experienced this pub as one of the better we visited during our one week stay in London.
Great food/ale, quick service, helpful staff, and low prices.
The female toilet was reported clean, the male toilet was a bit shabby, though.
Absolutely recommendable for afternoon dining. (Food served all day)

hgr - 21 Oct 2005 10:12
This pub just needs a decent manager!!!
The present one doesn't have a clue
anonymous - 12 Oct 2005 15:47

I walked into the pub once - it looks like a dive and it smelt of urine and stale beer - so I didn't stay and therefore can comment no more about it
craigdunn - 7 Oct 2005 12:46
I see from previous comments it was a mistake to go in this pub! However I thought I would add to the ever growing list of people to confirm that the staff are rude and aggressive. (These comments do not concern the Russian barmaids who served us first but the management).

Meeting a few friends before a gig at the Apollo a few days ago we had a couple of pints with no problem. However following the gig we returned for a drink shortly before closing time. We were met by different bar staff who looked at us like we were scum saying they were closed. Within moments the manager came over and herded us backwards out the door. The sort of bloke you could tell was just itching to punch someone. Nice!
Bernard1963 - 29 Sep 2005 12:24
I'm surprised this pub musters a 1.3/10 (at the time of writing). When I was in here last the beer was rough and as for the bar staff, well let me regail...

I walk in, order a pint of Youngs Special, the bar bird tries hard to enunciate the words 'it's not on', despite the badge not being turned round. So after waiting for the customary 'what else would you like' I enquire what else is on as I could see. After a lot of tutting and panting (big girl) I finally manage to order a pint. Said pint arrives with about 2 inches of head, I pay, let it settle then when I get the change I ask her to top it up. Upon this request she grabs the pint, turns to the 'regulars' and screams 'we;ve got a right 'effing' one here'. Still she did top the pint up, just. So hence a 0/10 from me, though my night did get better as I was on the way to Great British Beer fest, where I got well and trully shi......
JockStrap - 3 Sep 2005 17:12
A total dump.Loud and aggresive with very surly staff. Lousy beer,crap customers.In fact,its your typical Hammersmith boozer.0/10
Mr.Raffles - 23 Aug 2005 14:10
It has been quite some while since I have been to Hammersmith, yet this pub seems to be the only thing that has not changed. It's still a dump. The only plus point is that the sad old men who seemed to live there look like they have moved on. After reading the entry from Paul Murphy, I can only assume these men were the ones he called the backbone of the pub.What a joke. Such rude aggressive people, they must have been barred from all other pubs.
jedi - 18 Aug 2005 20:57
Everyone's said it but I thought I'd add, I was there on Saturday afternoon. The beer is rubbish and the pub is a dump (though not as bad as the pubs down in White City).
Captain_Carwash - 18 Apr 2005 11:13
I can honestly say this is the worst pub I have ever set foot in. The beer is rubbish with service to match, TV's show programmes no-one's interested in for the most part and the music's far too loud. An all round depressing place to spend any time at all. Don't, for your own sake.
donrens - 14 Feb 2005 22:39
It's just rubbish. It's dirty, the staff are rude, the beer is typical formulaic crap - surely the good people of Hammersmith deserve better than this?

MrLash - 22 Dec 2004 12:10
Boring, lifeless pub, and it doesn't serve Stella (though not everyone will be too bothered by this, I was). Avoid it.
Ealing - 6 Dec 2004 12:50
On Saturday 23rd October I visited this pub with my girlfriend, my brother and his girlfriend to watch Liverpool v Charlton game. After buying food & drinks we settled down to watch the match. After 40 minutes of the match the Manager switched channels to a rugby match claiming that 'loads of people had asked for the rugby' (in fact there were only 3 people who looked remotely interested). Myself and several other football supporters pointed out that we had actually been watching the football match, that the rugby match hadn't even started yet and that in any event there were only 5 minutes until half time. His response was to say 'look, this is not a football pub, it is a rugby pub and I don't care for football'. When I pointed out that the pub had been happy to classify itself as a football pub when England played France in Euro 2004 in front of hundreds of punters his answer was 'so what?'.
We gave up and after finishing opur drinks we decided to go and watch the 2nd half in a nearby pub. As the decision to turn the football off had clearly caused the pub to empty out to about half the number of people beforehand, I took the opportunity to point out that the decision may have cost the pub financially. His intelligent response was to call my brother (a policeman) and myself 'gobby scousers'. At this point the girls heard him say 'Hillsborough was a great day' - fortunately they only told us this later otherwise who knows what would have happened. I urge people in general, football supporters in general and especially people from Liverpool not to drink in this bar ever. I will certainly not be visiting there again.
Mick - 25 Oct 2004 14:02
Me and a large group of friends were in there for a long period of time on a Saturday celebrating a hen night, the bar staff were brilliant but the Manager was incredibly rude and verbally abusive after we made a simple request to change the music channel. Nice treatment after we had spent a considerable amount of money over the course of the day.
Nicky - 6 Sep 2004 16:44
Good for watching the footie. Kind of pub that sell you beer at 22.59 and want you out the door at 23.02.... Layout inside is pretty ill thought out too
anonymous - 20 Aug 2004 05:55
Big barn of a pub. Quite good for watching football, but little else. Not the sort of pub you can really sit down and relax in.
Johnno - 23 Jul 2004 09:46
Went in there on a Sunday - great place for hangover beers - couches are comfy and there is a jukebox with some cracking tunes

Otherwise not a great pub!
almcdo - 29 Jun 2004 14:07
Went in saturday morning for a few.Quick service,few Fulham fc bores in there but you cant have everything.
rattler - 3 Mar 2004 23:10
Better service and more staff needed on busy saturday nights, can't make money if you can't take the orders.
Mickey - 20 Jan 2004 16:55
Sale on at moment for sausage and mash 1.99, what a joke, the price of beer should be on sale not some crap old sausages.
Paddy Mc Ginty - 20 Jan 2004 16:53
Popped in last night for a drink, was quite a quiet night but the landlord was friendly and turned out to be a good night.
John Thomas - 20 Jan 2004 16:48
The regulars are a great bunch of lads (Murphy,Chris,Frank and Padraic,) always having a laugh, the backbone to this pub.
The current landlord Tony, is a very hardworking landlord who trys to inspire his staff in the art of customer service, unfortunately his efforts are hampered by certain members of his staff who shall remain nameless. This pub was until recently a Scottish and Newcastle owned pub but now its been taken over by The Spirit Group, prices are quite dear.
Paul Murphy - 11 Jan 2004 18:12
If you support football or QPR go, if you don't find another drinking spot

Jesse - 21 Dec 2003 15:35
Not bad, alright... nice decor but sport always seems to be on when I have gone there.
Good for: Meeting fellow Argyle supporteRs after playing QPR
thenationofjames - 5 Dec 2003 14:11
This place is full of those people who have nowhere else to go. Food cheap and shocking.
Pat - 27 Oct 2003 10:39
Good beer, and the pub is quite comfortable but being right on the Broadway can get very crowded. Gustav Holst used to drop by for supper.
Chris - 8 Feb 2003 23:59

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