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“Never lets us down - but book!”
Review of The George

The George
Ranked #15 of 130 Restaurants in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Excellent Pub Food in the heart of Keswick. Comfortable restaurant as well as bar food
North Yorkshire
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5 reviews
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“Never lets us down - but book!”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

The George never disappoints, albeit I think we have just about eaten our way through the menu....will have to try the mussels next time! But you must book or turn up early doors to grab a seat near the fire in the pub area.

Visited March 2013
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Batley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Good pie, terrible steak”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Came here with a couple of colleagues as we have eaten here twice and been very impressed.

The pies were as usual excellent, as was the beer.

The steaks were awful, chewy and inedible - but I can accept the odd bad meal, perhaps a bad batch of steaks?

Would return but not for steak!!

  • Visited March 2013
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Blackburn
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent pub food”
Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

We visited this pub twice on our recent visit to the Lakes. The first time, we dined in the restaurant area and the second in the pub. This is the only reason for the 4* rather than 5*: The restaurant was in darkness the second time we visited & we were told that it would only open if the bar area got full; we didn't have time to wait to see if this would be the case so we ate in the Bar. Before too long the bar seats were filled with people dining, leaving little or no room for people who were just in for a drink. I feel that if food is being served, people should have the option to eat in the restaurant, leaving the bar seats free for people just wanting to sit & have a drink.
No complaints about the food; the portion sizes are generous and the menu is full of good, hearty pub classics, as well as the enormous pies (which are also served in half portions if you're not hungry enough to eat the full cow!). The quality was consistent across both nights that we dined here. We'd definitely eat here again!

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“cow pie , for hungry people”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

stopped for a meal here in march 13. very nice pub which also has a seperate restaurant area. spotted the size of the cow pie and decided to try for myself, enormous portion and i am a big eater. tender beef filled to the brim . if your not a big eater dont order to much as portions are very big, just the way i like it. shame to see so many people leaving so much food simple because they could not eat it all. highly reccomended.

  • Visited March 2013
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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“The best pub meal in Keswick hands down”
Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

A chef on holiday needs a pub and the George hit the bill! Great cocker hoop ale half portion of 'cow pie' very filling and very succulent! Steak just fell apart and nice pastry too!!our chocy lab loved the open fire in the area digs are allowed my missus had two starters as didn't really fancy their main course veggie option but two starters filled her! We left happy nice bar staff, friendly and defo worth a visit!we will be back! Keep it up!

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