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The George at Backwell

#302 of 1,514 Restaurants in Bristol
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125 Farleigh Road | Backwell, Bristol BS48 3PG, England
+44 1275 462770
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Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 17
    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
A VERY GOOD GASTRO PUB (WITH ROOMS) NEAR BRISTOL AIRPORT

Having dropped my son and his girlfriend at Bristol Airport, we came across the George almost by accident, on our return to South Wales. The pub entry is at the back, so you walk through a large beer garden which has modern tables/chairs and is quite safe for families on sunny summer days... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Phil C from Wales
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CArdiff, Wales, UK
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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215 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
CArdiff, Wales, UK
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Having dropped my son and his girlfriend at Bristol Airport, we came across the George almost by accident, on our return to South Wales. The pub entry is at the back, so you walk through a large beer garden which has modern tables/chairs and is quite safe for families on sunny summer days. There's been a lot of thought to... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I recently went for a sunday roast at The Goarge with my partner and was upset with the service from the staff, the long wait for out food and the quality of the meal. We waited 35 minutes for our main course to come out and for what it was was a disappointment. The table next to us who arrived... More 

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

I am so sorry you did not enjoy your recent meal with us. We aim to offer consistently good service and high quality, good value food so thank you for alerting us to your experience. More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We all really enjoyed our meals and the seats were really comfortable and the surroundings were very pleasant. Good idea to go earlier in the evening if you don't want a wait for your meals. Nice friendly staff. We would go back again.

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

Many thanks for coming and for letting us know you all enjoyed your meals. More 

Droitwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The George is a lovely pub / restaurant with a great atmosphere. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. The staff are all very friendly and helpful, and service at the tables is very good. We booked for a Saturday evening. On arrival, the restaurant was nearly full and a large group had also arrived. When we sat at our... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for your feedback. We do sometimes get very busy - but our front of house and kitchen teams work hard to try and make sure everyone wanting to eat here is happy. I am sorry the wait for food was longer than is normal on this occasion. We are... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Lovely setting for this pub - you enter around the back - walking through a nice contemporary landscaped garden. The atmosphere is very relaxed and welcoming. The staff were extremely welcoming and friendly also. As the pub wasn't too busy we didn't have too long to wait for our lunch order about 10-15 mins. Was too busy taking in the... More 

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

Thanks so much for recommending The George and for taking the time to post a review. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Bristol
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Have not been here for some time after some overpriced, underwhelming meals. My friend and I went today for lunch and I have to say I was so impressed I cannot wait to return. They are one of the few places around with a good choice of fish/seafood. I had mussels with DELICIOUS chips and my friend had fish skewers.... More 

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

Thank you for using Trip Advisor and for all your feedback. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed your meal. More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Just returned from an impromptu visit and both myself & fiance were very impressed. I had the ribeye steak - cooked a perfect medium rare & my fiancé had the burger. Although not massive portions, we were both full up, especially after devouring a dessert each (throughly recommend the sweet shop rocky road) Reasonable prices & friendly and attentive staff... More 

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

Thank you for your positive comments. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your impromptu visit and that you hope to be back soon. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We were regulars but had not visited in approximately 12 months. The George have new owners, the staff are lovely, the restaurant is cosy although busy (this was a Saturday) the service was excellent, we noticed they now have rooms so anyone interested in staying close to Bristol would have a superb stay at this pub.

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

Many thanks for your positive review. It's great to know you enjoyed your return to The George. And thank you for your comments about our hard-working team. In June we will have completed our fourth year at The George and are really pleased to know you like the look of our relatively new B&B rooms. More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We arrived here at 4.30 having had a frustrating experience in a nearby pub . No chef . No beer . So we entered this lovely looking pub , with dog ( great !) and despite a long wait ( 35 mins between starters and main ) we had a good time ! Chips were abit on the greasy side,... More 

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

We are glad we were able to help out and put a stop to the frustration. Thanks for coming to see us and we do hope you will visit again. More 

bristol
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Just had Birthday Sunday Lunch, but was very disappointed, long wait, very busy, parking a problem, beef was on the tough side, cauliflower and broccoli very hard, think it was dipped in and out of hot water, couldn't get fork into it. Wouldn't recommend the sunday lunch at all. Sorry.

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

Sunday lunch is one of most popular occasions so I am very sorry your meal was not good enough for you. If you experience any problems with a meal during a visit, please do alert one of our team - it is their job to put things right while you are with us. Many thanks for your feedback which we... 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?