Review on The George Hotel
This fine-looking Edwardian-style inn (originally called the George & Dragon) was the birthplace of the Norfolk Naturalists Trust and it continues to attract birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts from around the world. It has a stylish modern look, while faithfully preserving many of its famous features: note the vivid stained-glass window in the bar and legendary 'bird bible' (a record of rare sightings displayed on a lectern).
Chef Chris Joy learned his trade at the White Horse and he works closely with suppliers and producers in the neighbourhood: smoked fish comes from the high-ranking Cley Smokehouse just a few doors away, while oysters and mussels are provided by locals. The result is a short rustic menu dictated by the North Sea and the surrounding countryside.
Fish and seasonal specials are chalked on a board (baked whole black bream with star anise beurre blanc, for example), and the regular menu advertises the likes of crab tian with Thai mayonnaise, Arthurt Howell's pork sausages with mash and red wine sauce, and chermoula-spiced lamb cutlets with herb couscous, plus local cheeses and desserts such as honey and lavender crème brûlée. The sharp 40-bin wine list (including 20 by the glass) comes from Adnams of Southwold, while real ale is provided by Peter Yetman's Brewery just three miles away.
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Gastro pub / Modern British
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 8.30 - 9.30am
Lunch: 11.30am through until
Dinner: 9.00pm (9.30pm Sat & 8.30pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express