When history of old carriage collides with happy hour and tourists. Small place was packed with after work people drinking pints after pints. We managed to find a tabke inside, and sampled some of the cask ales. Good atmosphere, albeit the big crowd, but it was better inside.
Service was ok for that type of rush. Big cask selection which I assume, given the big crowd, rotates fast enough to keep the freshness. Keeping that in mind, you won't get much of the new craft hype in town, and can expect to find some of the bigger names with some other smaller cask offerings.
I haven’t been here in over 15 years and it is nice to reacquaint myself. Owned by the Nationa Trust but a Greene King pub at heart, the George attracts tourists by the bucketful (although the locals seem to like it as well). Great to sit outside in the massive courtyard, and you get a view of one of the few pub galleries in the UK as well as the upper third of the Shard, although those sensitive to tobacco might wish to sit in the slightly less atmospheric but still interesting interior. Beer selection isn’t great (it’s poor for London) but it’s better than you would expect: there’s a guest handpump and the below par but tickable ’Craft Academy’ bottles. You might end up spending more time than you’d imagined.
A "must" to visit this amazing historical pub, as it is London’s only surviviving galleried inn. The first time I visited I did not buy anything, as the cask selection was poor, but now it was much better. Had a Long Man Scary Man. Did not eat though. Will visit again.
After reading Pete Brown’s book I knew I’d have to visit on my next trip to London. Fantastic atmosphere and friendly jocular staff. A must if in the area. They seem to have upped the game tap wise with Belleville, Brewdog and of course Shephard Neame. Nothing terribly exciting if you’re a local but for an out-of-towner it was all pretty new to me.
The George Inn is a historic pub for sure, however there is little to entice a beer enthusiast here. Come by to soak up a nostalgic pint in the courtyard, then head over to Royal Oak for a true pub experience.
Topp score på overall for denne puben som er et historisk landemerke i London. Synd at de stort sett bare serverer øl fra Greene King, de har en lei tendens til å være kjedelige, eller underwhelming som en engelskmann kanskje ville sagt.
Set in its own courtyard away and sheltered from the busy main road, this pub comes into its own when the weather is good as tables are at a premium if it is good enough to sit outside, and the view of the actual building makes for a fine place to sit and sup. This is however a protected pub by the National Trust, so the heritage interior makes it just as worthy a place if you enjoy older world styling. Ales are of course served.
A lovely old galleried inn of historic significance and, appropriately, owned by the National Trust.
The George is just a short walk from Borough Market, close to London Bridge station. There are a lot of good pubs in this area, many of them with better and more interesting beer, but the George is worth a visit just to soak up the atmosphere. If the weather’s nice you can sit outside in the courtyard and admire the magnificent frontage of the inn; otherwise the handsome wood panelled rooms inside can be quite cosy.
(Last visited 21 March 2012).