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The George

55 Great Portland Street, Marylebone, London

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The George
7/10 from 1 user review
Address:55 Great Portland Street

Map:Location map & what's nearby

Venue Type:Public Houses & Inns


Nearest Station:Oxford Circus

Telephone: 020 7636 0863

Opening Hours:Monday - Thursday - 11.00-23.00
Friday - 11.00-00.00
Saturday - 11.00-23.00
Sunday - 12.00-22.30

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Party bookings accepted Children welcome Credit cards accepted Background music

About: Established in 1677 the George is a Grade II listed building which stands out for it's Georgian decor, etched, gilded mirrors and wood panelling. It sits in Fitzrovia, an area named after the Hon Charles Fitzroy who developed the area in the 18th century. Since then the are became a haunt for artists and writers alike, and it's rumoured that the poet Dylan Thomas frequented the George to write. Now it's a local watering hole for the BBC, so you never know who might just be popping in next for a bite to eat. We have wide range of wines and spirits particularly whisky, with 10 fine malts always available. We are also well known in the area for our extensive range of Cask Marque accredited ales. As well as the always popular Greene King IPA and Royal London there are 3 guest ales at all times, with around 20 guest ales a month from the UK's small independent breweries.


The Latest User Reviews of The George

User Rating: 7 / 10
Member since: Apr 2011
Posts: 21
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There are a few good reasons for visiting this pub; firstly, its interior is that of a traditional Victorian London pub, the mirrors and etched glass immediately take you back to a bygone era of street urchins (rather than hoodies) and clay pipes (rather than a roll up stood outside in the rain). Secondly, it stands on not one but two streets (Great Portland and Riding House) so after spending the allotted amount of time supping your favourite brew, you can leave via the 'other' door and feel as though you've made some progress in your travels (no time wasting guilt for me thank you very much), but its piece de résistance (for the oft full weekend crawl) is the ironing board shaped table! How many times have you woke up in a dingy bed and breakfast only to find your one and only shirt crumpled in the corner (don't mention the kebab juice stains)? A visit to this pub affords you the opportunity to decrease your garment whilst downing a cold pint.
Disclaimer 1 - I have never taken my shirt or any other item of intimate clothing in this pub (I cannot swear to having not done this in other pubs)
Disclaimer 2 - You may have to take your own iron
Disclaimer 3 - You may well get thrown out and quite rightly so.
Well worth a visit

Added on Sat 14 May 2011 at 08:58:58
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