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The George at Backwell

125 Farleigh Road | Backwell, Bristol BS48 3PG, England
+44 1275 462770
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Ranked #310 of 1,393 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British, Pub
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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
Exeter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

The George is a traditional pub, now with a re-furbed restaurant in much of the ground floor. They serve a good selection of tasty food at a reasonable, though not the lowest price. We found that despite ordering main courses, we were charged extra for veggies, putting our total for 2 mains, 2 soft drinks and 2 extra veggies at... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

We very much enjoyed our Sunday lunch. There was a good selection of vegetables and the meat was very nice. The staff were very attentive and helpful and the desserts we had were also very good. We did feel the soup could have been warmer - it was in fact somewhat luke warm and the bread didn't taste very fresh,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We went for dinner last week, the food was superb and just what we needed. I had the fish and chips and my wife opted for the seared rainbow trout. Beautifully presented and nice and hot. The ambiance and service was second to none, the only thing to ruin our meal was one of the staff. My wife and I... 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 enjoyable about your visit - and what you didn't like. We will be using your feedback to remind our team what does - and what doesn't - make excellent customer service. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visited The George with another couple for Sunday roast. All around nice food - nothing outstanding. The roast dinners paled in comparison to Marco Pierre White's in Congresbury - and were actually MORE expensive!! (£14.95 for lamb roast @ The George versus £16.50 for two courses @ Marco's). Few off moments including my lamb coming out with the pork accompaniments... More

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

Many thanks for visiting The George. Our aim is to provide good value food and consistently excellent service. We need to know when we don't achieve our own high standards and so thank you for your constructive feedback. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Lovely food and good service.A hiiden gem! We will be returning and lookig forward to it. Maybe needs a larger car park but apart from that ,what a great pub to have in the village.

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

Thanks for your review and for letting us know you enjoyed your time at The George. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Another lovely meal at this pub. Amazing mash with the chicken dish served by s lovely polite young man named Andy. Diet starts tomorrow. Keep up the good work guys !!

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

Thank you for returning to The George. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your meal and will pass your lovely comments on to Andy and the rest of our team. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We went with a pre-booked family group of 10 for an 80th birthday celebration lunch. Ages ranged from 7 to 80. Without exception, our meals were quite excellent and the service was spot on. We did have a little hiccup with a late change in one of our in-advance main course orders, but The George could not have been better... More

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

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are thrilled to know you all enjoyed your meal. More

Weston super mare
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We booked a table in the restaurant. When we got there we where forced to sit at the entrance door. We where all cold as people kept walking in and out. A waiter collected all our glasses and then smashed them almost over some customers. The staff are good but are only kids. The food is good although the menu... More

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

I am sorry we were not able to look after you well enough. Thank you for your feedback and for alerting us to why you did not enjoy your visit. More

Cork
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Pleasantly surprised. This is the second time I've stayed at 'The George' and thought that the restaurant surpassed itselfs on expectation. This is not the 'regular' bar food type of menu, food or service - I'd find it hard to think of a better restaurant at this quality standard in that price range. Stayed overnight - rooms are clean, generous... More

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at The George again and for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visited twice now at 5pm for Sunday lunch, there is no full menu on Sundays but there is a fish and vege option too which has also been tasty. We have been impressed with the quality and freshness of the food both times which is plentiful - and if you ask they give you a Yorkshire pudding not just with... More

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

Many thanks for your very positive review. Our new general manager begins later this month (August) and in the meantime, our exisiting team members have been working hard to enable our customers to enjoy their time at The George. More

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