I've been visiting the George for years, mainly for bar suppers after a days walking, always enjoyed the food & excellent beer. My only gripe in days gone by , was that it was a bit smoky. I really looked forward to the smoking ban. So, last month, we paid our first visit this year for a late bar lunch, got a drink, ordered our lunch [very quickly, as we were literally followed around by a barmaid while we decided where to sit & who pressed menus on us before we had our jackets off], - & then one of the bar staff produced a can of polish & proceeded to start cleaning the tables. I have to say the ait pollution was worse than the smoke of old. 2 ladies at the next table who seemed to be having a working business lunch complained & were advised to move....we just left. I have to say if it was my 1st visit I wouldn't go back, as it is I'll give it another chance, but it was very disappointing.