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The George & Dragon at Fordwich

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International, British, Pub
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King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury CT2 0DB, England
+44 01227 710661
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine Pub dining

My wife and I holidayed at home this year and took the opportunity to visit places we've often passed but not ventured into for awhile. We had lunch at the George and Dragon after a gentle bike ride along the national cycle path that passes its door. As it was a glorious summer day we ate in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Don C
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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English first
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Tried eating here again and found the food was not good. Very overpriced for the size of the meals. Roast meat was dry, three small pieces of baked up potatoes, the tiniest piece of cauliflower, broccoli,dried slices of redcabbage, a suggestion of cabbage and mashed swede and carrot which had no taste. At £15.95 we would not make a repeat... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

What an expensive mistake! We have been here before & didn't have a happy experience but thought we'd try it again. As a vegetarian the menu doesn't look good at all -some aubergine dish, I asked if there was any chance of having a ploughman's.There was a long debate and it turned out the answer was no, reason being the... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We came for lunch and took so long to get our meal it was nearly dinner time by the time we left. The pub was busy but it took an age to give our orders and we had been there an hour before anything arrived. Our starters arrived before our drinks! We were twice offered water for the table, and... More 

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kent uk
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

went to this pub for a family celebration my husband had to send his steak back twice as the first time it was blue and the second time it was rare with blood still coming out of the meat we had finished our meal and my husband had nothing for a main course.we had asked for the steak to be... More 

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Birchington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Had a great lunch sheltering from a storm.Very friendly efficient staff. Excellent food, very reasonably priced. Will visit again.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My wife and I holidayed at home this year and took the opportunity to visit places we've often passed but not ventured into for awhile. We had lunch at the George and Dragon after a gentle bike ride along the national cycle path that passes its door. As it was a glorious summer day we ate in the well kept... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have been coming here on and off for the past 3 years,a fantastic pub restaurant, great choice of food and real ales, great staff,but have noticed it getting a bit pricey,still love it though.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were a party of 12 booked for lunch on Tuesday 11 Aug and had already sent in our orders. Unfortunately our taxi ride was 20 mins late! We were asked for our drinks order and received our drinks within about 15 mins. The food however came very slowly so that we left at 3 pm some 2 hours after... More 

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Canterbury
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I live within a few miles. Oddly I'd only ever passed by here and had never gone in. I don't go for imposing venues where I fear it'll either be impersonal or where the locals take precedence... but I visited on a Wednesday evening and nothing could have been further from realty! My friend had badgered me for ages to... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Last saturday my husband and I took his brother and wife to the pub on recommendation. How disappointed and embarrased were we. Unfortunately did not start off very well our waitress was lovely BUT unfortunately she had not been trained very well, did not know about wine, or much about the menu when we asked, wanted to clear the starters... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: King Street, Fordwich, Canterbury CT2 0DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury  >  Fordwich
  • Phone Number: +44 01227 710661

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 28
  • Cuisine: International, British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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