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The George at Backwell

125 Farleigh Road | Backwell, Bristol BS48 3PG, England
+44 1275 462770
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Ranked #323 of 1,345 restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

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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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
Reviewer
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

Wick St. Lawrence, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

If I had not waited 35 minutes for my food I would have sent it straight back! I had to eat and go. The last time I ate at this pub was a Sunday lunch before the kitchen was renovated and it wasn't good - we agreed we would not go back until the refurb was done. Tonight was my... More

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

I am very sorry you did not experience the best of The George when you visited. Our food is cooked from fresh so does take time to prepare but poor quality meals and service are not excusable. Thank you for alerting us. We will disuss your feedback with our team. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We booked The George months in advance for a large family celebration: the service was awful and the food wasn't great (we couldn't tell if the meat was pork or lamb and the bream was tiny). Apparently the restaurant was very busy, but there were several empty tables and we waited for almost two hours to be served Despite being... More

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

We are so sorry you did not feel looked-after and experienced a long waiting time. We have discussed your comments and are putting changes in place to make sure we maintain good standards and value for all our customers. More

Truro, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This lovely Inn is a gem. Great atmosphere and really lovely, comfortable, high standard accommodation. Fabulous value for money and really welcoming helpful staff. We will definitely visit again.

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

Many thanks for your review. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed your visit. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

What a great find. Got taken there by some friends on a last minute occasion. Staff very accommodating. Food was a lot better than expected for a pub. Would certainly return when in the area. !!!!

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

Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I am a local resident. I frequent the George from time to time. I take all my guests and visitors there. It has been a great success story and I have always been impressed with food, service and staff. Tonight, I took a visitor, and it was a total disaster. We arrived early and put in a food order long... More

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

Thank you for your continued custom and I am sorry your meal was not up to the high standard you expect from The George. We will be talking to our team to try and make sure customer service, value and quality stays consistently high for all our customers. More

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

We have been going to this pub for years and when Gareth and Helet came the food with Rob the chef was excellent, customer service second to none. Today it is not good. The food has not been of a good standard for a while, the prices of the wine really is bad for a Pino Grigo (Which wa not... More

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

Our new management team are working hard to offer customers good value and good service. But we are never complacent and always act on customer feedback when we can. Our popular pub does create pressures – such as parking – and we will do what we can to minimise this particular issue. Thank you for supporting The George in the... More

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