We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Pieextravaganza” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The George Inn

The George Inn
Long Street, Croscombe | Wells, Somerset, Croscombe, Wells BA5 3QH, England
+44 1749 342306
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Croscombe
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Healthy, Pub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are a traditional, family-owned and operated 17th century village pub. We serve fresh food prepared from local ingredients, including game and foraged foods. We grow our own veg, herbs and fruit and make our own ice creams as well (try our damson ince cream with plums from the back garden). We love cooking fresh fish and seafood from the south coast and our locally produced meat is mouth-wateringly good. We have two craft beers produced exclusively for us, three other guest ales and six local ciders. With a lovely beer garden for the summer and a log fire in the winter, families and dog-walkers are welcome too. We have three en-suite bedrooms for b&b and a multi-purpose self-contained function room. But most of all there is "... ALWAYS A FRIENDLY WELCOME."
Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Pieextravaganza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My husband and I popped in here on a trip home, as I had been previously with neighbours (they rate it the best place to eat in the area). We both ate pies; mine was steak and ale, his hot game pie. My pie was chocked full of delicious meat and a great boozy taste, topped with a separately-cooked puff pastry lid, and served with 5 different vegetables. Husband’s pie was flavoured with juniper berries, chunks of game and was served with good sautéed potatoes in their skins. Having declined to have potatoes with mine, I did try one of my hubbies – it was good. Along with a couple of small drinks the bill was only £26 – bargain. We will definitely be back.
The only reason I have not given 5 stars is that there are only three parking slots outside the pub, which is on the main road to Shepton Mallet from Wells, otherwise one has to park rather precariously, or drive on if all the parking areas are full (as my neighbours have done). Just hope you are lucky!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TheGeorge, Owner at The George Inn, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thanks for your comments, Carol I. Yes we serve very good food and drink here, and our lack of car parking lets us down.

I agree with you that busy nights are tricky with limited parking, and that people do drive by. They didn't plan car parks very well in the 17th century, and if we had a big car park this pub probably would have been owned by a mighty pub company and we wouldn't have the chance to invest our heart and soul into making it the place it is. So there's a silver lining at least.

Best regards,

Peter Graham
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

128 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    83
    36
    7
    0
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great pub food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We were staying at the bowlish house and accidently came across the George. At first I was little put off because we didn't book and sat at a table near the bar. However, the service from the waiter and waitress was excellent they were very friendly and helpful recommending their own brewed excellent local beer and the food(just plain burger and chips and steak and ale pie) was very good. Well done the traditional English pub good food well cooked and pleasant staff.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TheGeorge, Owner at The George Inn, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Peter A, we appreciate your considered opinion. We're glad you enjoyed your food and drink and we're constantly looking for ways to improve what we're doing, so if you return again do give me some more ideas. Thanks again.

Best regards,

Peter Graham
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saltash, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“good pub grub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

a good welcome to a 'locals' pub. The service was very good and the food was freshly cooked. the pub was only 5 minutes away from our B&B which was ideal.

Visited April 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TheGeorge, Owner at The George Inn, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
D_Coot, it is always a pleasure to know we've served someone well. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us.

Peter Graham
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“As Always - Perfect.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Visited The George again tonight. Food and ambience as good as ever. The place was buzzing with a mixture of locals with their dogs at the bar and the smartly dressed diners. Peter & Veryn (the genial hosts) in attendance . Our food came out perfectly cooked and of excellent quality. This a first class country pub and deserves it good reputation. You can't please everybody all of the time but you come pretty close. Well done !.

Visited March 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TheGeorge, Owner at The George Inn, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Thank you for your review, Michael. I'm glad we're keeping it up and that you're still happy. We'll see you again I expect!

Best regards,

Peter
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
England
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lovely owners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I have just returned from a two night stay at The George and what a friendly place it is! The owners could not have been kinder, the breakfast was delicious and the room was lovely. Thank you.

Visited March 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TheGeorge, Owner at The George Inn, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Dear Pippa36,
Thanks for visiting and welcome back sometime! It was a pleasure hosting you.

Peter
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The George Inn also viewed

 

Been to The George Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The George Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.