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The George at Backwell

125 Farleigh Road | Backwell, Bristol BS48 3PG, England
+44 1275 462770
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Ranked #308 of 1,359 restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Bristol
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We ate here last night for a birthday meal and we were all extremely impressed. The food was some of the best we've tasted. I had the smoked Salmon salad which was delicious and shared the Sweet shop Rocky Road for dessert which is to die for. My parents shared the Creme Brulee which they loved too. The service was... More

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I read TA before going here so went a little worried. We have been here many times in the past but not in the last year or so. It was a busy and very warm Monday evening so we sat outside in the lovely courtyard. The staff were attentive and polite and the food was brought quickly and was piping... More

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

Many thanks for all of your comments.We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for using Trip Advisor. More

uk
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had 2 meals at the George during our stay and they were both delicious. Beautifully presented and cooked, lovely flavours and balanced. The stakk were excellent and gave very good advice about the choice of wine. The restaurant is well presented and the coutyard area outside is very relaxing and well thought out. I would thoroughly reccommend the George.

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

It is lovely to know you enjoyed both your meals during your stay. Thank you for posting your review. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Been to the George on a few occasions since it reopened a little while ago. The location is great, lovely gardens outside the decor of the pub/ restaurant is really nice always clean and tidy. The staff have always been really friendly and helpful. Sadly the main thing that lets this place down is the food. The menu reads really... More

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

We have generally had a very good response to our new menu - and our team are working hard to give customers an enjoyable experience. But - we will certainly review all the points you have raised to see what needs changing. Thank you for your feedback. More

Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited The George on the 5th July for my in laws 50th wedding anniversary and were seated in a private area which the staff had decorated for us. Despite the fact we were a large party we were dealt with promptly and attentively at all times by our designated staff member, Andy, and other members of staff too. The... More

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

Many thanks for using Trip Advisor and for letting us know your special family celebration was a success. More

Cleeve, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visit the George regular as it is the best pub local to us for good quality food, great service and lovely building and gardens. Would always choose to eat here before anywhere else in our area.

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

Thank you using Trip Advisor and for letting us know you enjoy visiting The George. We hope you approve of the new menu and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Last Friday I went to the George with 3 work colleagues from Bristol, for lunch. We had just the loveliest time. The food was excellent, butternutsquash risotto, a triumph and the hot smoked salmon caesar salad was a culinary delight. Service was extremely warm, welcoming and efficient. Smiling staff should never be underated. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. All... More

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

What lovely comments. Thank you for letting us know all went well. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This pub is best avoided - poor service, very average food and very expensive for what you get....which is actually very little. We were very aware that we were not the only people who were dissapointed.... There are plenty of other local establishments to try which are far better - and offer much better value.

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

Since your visit in June, we have made a number of significant changes. Both food quality and service times have improved and our hard-working team are making sure customers enjoy their visits to The George. Thank you for using Trip Advisor. More

Bristol
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visited this pub last Saturday with my mother, daughter with her 1 year old baby. Really nice decor inside and the garden looked lovely in the sun. Menu choice is very good but my only complaint was that the service was so so slow even though it was not that busy as far as I could tell. We had... More

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

Thank you for letting us know what was good about your visit - and what we needed to improve. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We booked a table for six people as we were taking family who came down from Scotland out for a special meal , We have eaten at The George many times but some times it can be pick and mix. We waited 2 hours for our food , No one seemed to be getting food, the service was soooo slow,... More

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

I sincerely apologise for your poor meal with us. We are working very hard to try and make sure the problems you experienced on Friday night do not occur again. More

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