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“atmospheric overdrive”
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The George Inn
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

700 years old and dripping with atmosphere. Ilove old buildings when the floors slope one way and the ceiling the other.We stayed in the Samuel Pepys room, 4 poster bed and a very good en-suite. All the fires were lit in the inglenook hearths, comfort and warmth after a very cold but sunny day in Bath.
The food was adequate pub grub good and filling, however, I understand they intend to introduce an a la carte menu soon.(a very good idea).
The dinning room with its exposed "a" frame roof and rafters is lovely to look at.
Breakfast was, the whole works, excellent.

Would definately stay again .

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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loralou, Manager at The George Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2013

Hi Johnosomerset,

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments regarding your recent stay at The George.

We hope to see you again soon to try our wonderful new a la carte menu that we have recently launched.

Kindest regards

Laura and the team

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We have stayed at the George twice now 1st time last summer we loved it and decided to go back again for valentines weekend and we we blown away all over again I can not recommend enough to all of you people to go and stay at the George the staff are out of this world they really will go the extra mile to ensure the guests are as comfortable as possible, the food is also as first class as the service we ate in the restaurant every morning and evening of our four night stay at the george inn I would really find it hard to find any complaint with our stay at this beautiful inn we love it here and can't wait to go back again.

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for one night for Valentine's weekend- and it was an absolutely fabulous experience.

Arrived to find plenty of parking, and fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. Checked in at the bar (great to not have to go through a formal procedure) and were immediately shown to our room (Coombes). We found a spacious, immaculate from with a large comfy bed, loads of tea, coffee, hot chocolate & biscuits, and a lovely bathroom.

After quickly unpacking we made our way to one of the two bars (both with large open fires), and enjoyed a couple of drinks in a very relaxed environment, prior to dinner in the hotel's separate dining room - which was a fantastic experience in a friendly & unhurried environment. The waitress service was excellent from start to finish and the food of a very high quality.

We then returned to the bar and enjoyed a couple of drinks in 'the Dungeon', which is a beautifully furnished room just off of the main courtyard.

Finally, the breakfast that was served on Sunday morning was without a doubt the finest that I have had in many years of sampling different hotels - award winning sausages being the highlight.

Overall, as you can probably guess from my comments, an absolute quality experience from start to finish - I would struggle to find even a minor fault in the hotel, the rooms, the staff, the food or the undoubted value for money.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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loralou, General Manager at The George Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2013

Hi Steve,

We are so glad to hear your wonderful comments regarding your recent stay at The George.

The team work very hard together to try and provide an experience such as yours.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kind regards

Laura and The Team

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Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here on a weekend trip to bath. What a wonderfully original historic and truly atmospheric old Inn. Like staying on s film set. From impressive inglenook open fires to the quaint cobbled yard. If it's antiquity you're looking for you won't be disappointed. Check in was via the bar. No one was around to check us in and I had to goin search of staff with the help of a pub regular!
Our standard room was small but adequate and very comfortable and warm. Good selection on tea tray. But needed stocking up! No bath in bathroom but lovely substantial shower and a selection of complimentary toiletries.
Breakfast was a fairly limited affair with a considerable wait for ordered items. As we breakfast late at the weekend after a lie in and a run (hell it isSunday!) kinda felt we being rushed out at 10am.
We dined on the previous evening and the dining room is a delight again with roaring open fire. Food interesting and delicious. We retired to the pub lounge for more candlelit and open fire ambience with the most delicious Shiraz. Staff pleasant but at times seemed pre occupied ?
The village itself consisted of 3 pubs several churches n a supermarket. A 15 min scenic drive out of bath and for £99 for b&b was well worth the trip
A delightful wonderfully very English proper olde Worlde English pub and worth a visit if inthe region. Would go bsck again anytime.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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loralou, General Manager at The George Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2013

Hi Sonnetts67,

Thank you so much for the recent review regarding your stay at The George Inn.

The positive comments that you mentioned are things we strive to provide for every guest.

We are currently undergoing a standards and training review following a recent management change and your comments will be very helpful to base part of this around.

It is only with feedback that we can improve and we thank you for that.

We hope to welcome you back soon,

Kind Regards

Laura and The Team

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We were actually at one of the best pubs in Bath some weeks ago (the Star) when some of the old guys at the bar told us about the amazing pubs of Norton St Philip. Given there were three pubs & it was driving distance, we decided we ought to stay the night so did it over the Christmas holidays. Honestly, although I really enjoyed all the pubs, the inn was the best part! We got two fantastically interesting rooms (it was two couples). The other couple were newly together and "splurged" on the slightly more expensive room, and it was really perfect (the woman had never been to England before) but ours was intensely cool as well. We asked for quiet rooms on the web form & got them. I've been in the UK since 1991 but have never had such an "out of a movie" experience before. We wound up eating dinner there as well, and mine was great -- maybe the best of the four, but then I had the good sense to ask what was best on the menu & order it! I ordered a traditional pudding I'd never heard of & it was also amazing. Breakfast was also good. No one is rushing in a town like this, and no one was bothered that we were not very organised about getting out of our rooms either.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room. There are plenty, but you may have to do some stairs!
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

I'll start off by saying that the owners were on leave for Christmas, so we had some lovely temporary hosts that hailed from South Africa. As we are Australians, the conversation immediately turned to rugby, and we chatted away by the light of the fire while drinking our Christmas drinks. They told us of the history of the inn, as well as the reports of ghosts from guests, owners and ghost hunter alike. We're quite skeptical, however, I felt as though if the supernatural was ever going to happen, it would happen here. Stories of Tudor diseases, plundering Victorians and busy body village gossips wafted though the courtyard as you just needed to close your eyes and imagine.

Our hosts continued the wonderful service into the morning as we were served breakfast in a very timely manner, with our every whim catered for (including the knowledge of some very specific cocktails and mixes!)

We staying in the "Caruthsian" suite which contained a four poster bed, sitting area, ensuite and all the trimmings. The room was very warm (and we needed to turn off the heaters and open up the windows mid night - even though it was late December and minus 0 degrees overnight) but the cool breeze made for a peaceful nights sleep. Parking on site was easy (and without it, it'd be a bit of a hassle in norton st. Philip due to the extremely narrow lane ways). You did need to duck to get under the 5 ft 8 doorway, but that's all part of staying in a historic building; if you can't handle that, stay at the travelodge... Seriously! (referring to a previous judgmental review!)

I must say, the ambience, service, food, room, village were all perfect, making 2 nights of a honeymoon around europe very special. I'd recommend it to anyone! Don't stay in Bath, if you have a car, it is worth staying out of the city and experiencing the country feel.

Room Tip: Caruthsian suite!
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Originally booked for 1 night, ended up staying another(albeit in a different room) because we liked it so much. Both were lovely, although could hear everything from room above when we stayed in Coaches Room, still this is a ancient quirky hotel, so a minor issue. Staff very helpful & friendly, I hope they get the tenancy back(they are taking a break for 2 months early 2013) . Food was great and the rooms were stunning, a real piece of perfect little England.

Room Tip: Carthusian was lovely.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: High Street, Norton St Philip, Bath BA2 7LH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath > Norton St Philip
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Norton St Philip
Price Range: $86 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The George Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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