Review on The George

Emily Hammond is doing a grand job as landlady of this idyllic 400-year-old village pub on the borders of Staffordshire and Derbyshire. Once the local tax collection centre, the building has kept much of its historical charm - especially in the traditional bar with its low beams, warming fire, old pictures and real ales on handpump.

Much of the attention has now shifted from drinking to eating, with the clean-lined dining room getting plenty of plaudits these days. Bare boards and heavy wooden tables provide the backdrop for a daily menu of good-value dishes with a gutsy British slant. Lunchtime sustenance comes in the form of sandwiches, pies, fish and chips, bangers and mash and the like, while evening brings more adventurous stuff.

Kick off with, say, duck and ham hock terrine before roast loin of venison with rhubarb and fondant potatoes, crab and pea risotto topped with a poached egg, or pork fillet with Pink Lady apple jelly, black pudding and rocket salad. If you have room for afters, try sticky toffee pudding or lemon posset with chocolate shortbread. The adjoining coach house is being transformed into a farm shop.

The George is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, AA Guide

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Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm (6.30 - 8.00pm Sun)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at The George

  • Alfresco Dining
  • Partial disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 30 covers


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


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