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The George at Backwell

#283 of 1,497 Restaurants in Bristol
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125 Farleigh Road | Backwell, Bristol BS48 3PG, England
+44 1275 462770
Website
Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not great

Went on a Saturday night this used to be a favourite haunt for us and it's been a while since our last visit. There was no atmosphere in the bar very quiet for a Saturday pm . Were told that had to wait 30mins before we could order good. Food took 45 minutes to arrive and we then sent it... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
ruth k
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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206 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Went on a Saturday night this used to be a favourite haunt for us and it's been a while since our last visit. There was no atmosphere in the bar very quiet for a Saturday pm . Were told that had to wait 30mins before we could order good. Food took 45 minutes to arrive and we then sent it... More 

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This review is long overdue, so sorry Mary! A HUGE thank you for all you did for me on the night before my wedding. From the surprise bubbles, good luck lavendar, a wedding card, a good luck wedding gift the morning of my wedding and simply the best service any bride could ask for the night before their wedding. You... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely comments Louisa. Mary and the team loved looking after you. Thank you for choosing to stay with us before your big day. More 

Seattle, Washington
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We ate tonight at The George. It was very good food. Service was OK. My husband had the pulled pork....I had the Cajun Pork Chop. Mine was far better value for the money. Very tasty...great chop...lovely salad ....But the pricing made no sense for the portions. Not a fan of wooden boards for food presentation.... from a cleanliness standpoint. Limited... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Your comments are very useful for our team and for future menu planning. More 

Nailsea, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went for lunch yesterday and couldn't fault the experience at all. The food was delicious and the service was excellent despite it being fairly busy. Would highly recommend the corn-fed chicken with mushroom sauce!

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

Many thanks for using Trip Advisor and for posting such a lovely review. We are very glad to know you enjoyed your time with us. More 

Somerset, England
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A party of 17 of us had lunch today and we were all delighted with everything. We were looked after incredibly well and the food was of excellent quality and good value too. Highly recommended and we will definitely come back

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

Many thanks for letting us know you all enjoyed your meal at The George. It's lovely to know you will be back. More 

Bristol
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food was stunning, the refurb lovely and waiting staff very attentive. I chose the mussels and they were massive, beautifully cooked and nicely presented. Wholly recommend the whole experience!

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

Many thanks for recommending The George and for taking the time to post a review. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed your time with us. More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We found this restaurant on this website as we did not know the area well. It was a sunday night, the bar area had a few locals and the restaurant had 6 tables filled with family and friends enjoying. We shared a starter and then both went for the fish special which was a delicious seafood selection. Overall there was... More 

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

Many thanks for 'finding us' and for using Trip Advisor. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your visit and would like to return to The George. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went to the George for a Valentine's meal and was not disappointed. The service was good and we didn't have to wait too long for our food. The food was well presented and tasty and the wine selection was quite good. The portions were more than adequate and cooked in line with our wishes. I would certainly recommend the pub... More 

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

Many thanks for using Trip Advisor. It's lovely to know you enjoyed your Valentine's meal and that you are happy to recommend The George. More 

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had a great birthday lunch with my family. They were very professional with great customer service and had a great Sunday roast. 11 out of 12 of us loved our food. I would recommend and go back. All staff made you feel really was welcome and nothing too much trouble. Well done Cheers

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

We are very pleased to know you enjoyed your special meal with us. Thank you for taking the time to use Trip Advisor and for recommending The George. More 

Portishead, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We have not been to The George since it was taken over by new management last year & were disappointed. Firstly it was very quiet at 7pm on a Wednesday, of some concern, and secondly we had to wait over half an hour for our food, which considering there were only a few tables occupied was surprising. The food was... More 

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

Please be reassured that the team responsible for The George’s transformation three and a half years ago is still in charge today. Like all pubs and restaurants, we do have occasional quiet sessions but thank you for your feedback and for alerting us to your long ‘wait time’. We freshly prepare all our dishes but your wait should ideally be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?