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The George at Backwell

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125 Farleigh Road, Backwell BS48 3PG, England
+44 1275 462770
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Delicious food, freshly prepared and very good value. Excellent selection...
Delicious food, freshly prepared and very good value. Excellent selection of cask ales and wines. Private dining and functions catered for. Now also enjoy Bed & Breakfast thanks to 7 lovely en-suite bedrooms. Full details and online booking available on The George's website.
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    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 20
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely little pub, nice courtyard in summer

I have been in here a few times for a quick after walking the fields and woods nearby, but last week noticed they had rarebit on the menu, OH's favourite treat. It certainly did not disappoint, very tasty and creamy. The apricot and sultana crumble was unusual and also delicious, though the custard... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
R M
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in here a few times for a quick after walking the fields and woods nearby, but last week noticed they had rarebit on the menu, OH's favourite treat. It certainly did not disappoint, very tasty and creamy. The apricot and sultana crumble was unusual and also delicious, though the custard could have been a bit hotter, that... More 

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Thank R M
Samantha R, Owner at The George at Backwell, responded to this review

It's lovely to know you enjoy your visits to The George. Many thanks for posting a review. More 

Bristol
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every part of the roast lunch was cooked to perfection. Roast lamb and chicken was superb. Lovely service, and a very patient waiter despite us having 6 kids with us. The only minor criticism is the lack of children's menu. It would be such a bonus to have a good (burger and cups free) kids menu.

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Thank wowfactor78
Samantha R, Owner at The George at Backwell, responded to this review

We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your Sunday lunch. Many thanks for your comments. We are very happy to serve half-size portions of selected main dishes and also have an offer of 2-for-1 pizzas & flatbreads available before 6.30pm Monday-Saturday. Come and bring the children during the week - they will love it. More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended The George for a meal before flight from Bristol airport. Not disappointed. Lovely ambience and cosy surroundings. Excellent tasty food with good choice for all tastes and hungers. Super friendly efficient staff especially Fred. Will definitely return.

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Thank ian r
Samantha R, Owner at The George at Backwell, responded to this review

Many thanks for coming to eat with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your pre-flight meal. Thank you for using Trip Advisor. More 

Winslow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant, food was great. Fantastic service. Was busy due to Xmas parties but service was still fantastic and note slowed because they were busy

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Samantha R, Owner at The George at Backwell, responded to this review

We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for using Trip Advisor. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from The George, Backwell. There were four in our party and we all had a superb meal. The menu is a breath of fresh air, as it's not like every other pub. Beautifully presented and lovingly cooked. Just a few comments , I would have had the fish that was on the blackboard, but I have an allergy... More 

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1 Thank Sally B
Samantha R, Owner at The George at Backwell, responded to this review

Thank you so much for recommending The George. We are so pleased to know you all enjoyed your meal. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Falmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We had a very good welcome and enjoyed a splendid dinner and a one night stay before flying out of Bristol. The pub was very comfortable and had quite a buzz, a friendly atmosphere, helped somewhat by the attentive staff. You cannot leave a car here whilst you go on holiday but there are several places nearby to provide this... More 

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Thank CaptainWilliam6
Samantha R, Owner at The George at Backwell, responded to this review

Many thanks for letting us know you hope to return to The George - and for letting us know you would prefer a 'frosted' bathroom door. We will look at ways of achieving this effect. More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We had a family Sunday lunch on our visit to Somerset in the summer and thoroughly enjoyed it . The staff were excellent and the food matched the service. We were able to take advantage of a pleasant outside dining area in the sunshine. We are in Somerset again for Christmas and have booked again and hoping, having read beachdream00's... More 

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Thank popofbispham
Samantha R, Owner at The George at Backwell, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting a review and for letting us know you plan to return during the Festive Holiday. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We visited this local pub for the second time and it was lovely again.Very cosy,beautiful dinning room and our table was near the fireplace which was even better.Very tasty food and desert.All staff members were very kind and helpfull.With a good atmosphere we give for sure a excellent qualification for this place.

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Thank LucySB11
Samantha R, Owner at The George at Backwell, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for returning to The George. It's lovely to know you enjoyed your second meal with us. Our hard-working team will be really pleased. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Three of us had dinner here on a Friday night. It was quite busy and we were warned of a half hour wait for food, but we opted to stay and were very glad we did! It didn't take half an hour anyway. We had rib-eye steak, bangers and bubble, and battered haddock and chips. Everything was perfect - some... More 

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Thank Peter B
Samantha R, Owner at The George at Backwell, responded to this review

Thank you for using Trip Advisor and for recommending The George. It's great to know you enjoyed your time with us. More 

bristol england
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Had an evening here with a friend, we were greeted with warm and friendly hellos, taken to our table and introduced to our waiter, he was called Fred, he was funny and informative, one of the best waiters I have ever been served by. The food was fantastic, it was a lovely atmosphere and I felt very comfortable there, and... More 

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Thank beachdream00
Samantha R, Owner at The George at Backwell, responded to this review

Many thanks for letting us know you hope to be back. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 Farleigh Road, Backwell BS48 3PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Backwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1275 462770

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Delicious food, freshly prepared and very good value. Excellent selection of cask ales and wines. Private dining and functions catered for. Now also enjoy Bed & Breakfast thanks to 7 lovely en-suite bedrooms. Full details and online booking available on The George's website.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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