The George is a pub and London's only surviving galleried coaching inn. The George was built in 1676 and now belongs to the National Trust.
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We went to The George based on the recommendation from a friend that this was a pub that around during Shakespeare's time and rumor is he frequented here. It's amazing that it has such great history. It's also a popular spot among the locals. We went during happy hour on a weekday and the place was packed. Reasonable prices for a pint and fun people watching.more
The remaining galleried inn in London (Southwark, near Tower Bridge) dating back to 1676. It's quite the institution and well worth making the trip if you are in the area. I distinctly remember trekking up the street to find it.
I remember the interlocking rooms, the low ceilings and fireplaces creating a romantic atmosphere of the past time. I was in awe just soaking in the fact that this...more
Splendid old building, but the inside stinks of stale booze and the outside is marred by the encroaching ugly modern buildings opposite. It may just have been the day we were there, but there was hassle from a creepy lecherous old man and beggars circulating in the courtyard. They really need a friendly doorman to give it better security.more
I think I need to come back here at some point because it neither wow'd me nor convinced me I shouldn't come back.
My friend knows I'm a fan of ale so he said we had to come here. The ales fine, didn't have anything that had me scrambling back to the pump though.
I'd imagine the outside in summer is brilliant, on an evening that's seen rain, not so good. As has been previously mentioned on...more
4-5£ per pint. interior is nice but the exterior is even better - lots of picnic tables, heaters, a great view of the carriage exterior, and you're sitting right below the shard! perfect place if you've been walking along the river or just ate at Borough Market!more