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“Nice atmosphere food good”
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The George Hotel
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The George Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kilsby
Northampton, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere food good”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

I have given this a 3 as I would describe the food as good, not very good. I think it could be better if cooked better I think some of the food is over cooked. I had the cod in prawn sauce which was good but over cooked, vegetable were ok and desserts really nice. I would say give it a go and see what you think. The atmosphere in the restaurant is nice and the service was good. There is also a reasonable choice of menu I would say better than your average pub grub. I would return.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Kilsby is moreorless the centre of England. It's where the motorways and railways meet and explode into a mess of box-like warehouses and grim silent backroads lined with big trucks.
Yet in the ancient village of Kilsby, on the Roman Watling Street - later to become the Holyhead Road - the George Inn has sat dispensing pies, ale and a bed for the night to passers-by for centuries.
Today, the main road has shifted 30 feet away, leaving this venerable old inn on a truncated spur, but the real traffic is a mile away on the M1.
The pub atmosphere has gone though, to be replaced by a classy gastropub interior - all stripped wood, and linen-covered chairs. The pub area feels more like a restaurant waiting area, sadly. I don't think they quite have it right.
The food is superb and "worth a journey" as the famous red guidebook says. Everything is done in a stylish manner, yet still remains very simple. We were impressed particularly by the range of vegetarian dishes, not just as an afterthought but innovative and purposeful vegetarian options.
If you are halfway up the M1 and would prefer something other than the motorway services, the George at Kilby is a winner. Try to find time to wander round the old village, and see if you can spot the scale model of the Kilsby railway tunnel which goes under the village. It's in a front garden just round the corner from The George.
Will we go back? You can depend on it!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

The food at the george is amazing and the atmosphere is brilliant, being a smaller pub/hotel it can be very easy for guests to feel unwelcome by the regulars but that doesn't happen here at all! the staff are lovely especially maggie the owner and as i said before the food is amazing mostly locally sourced and made on the premises. A sa fussy eater i sometimes find it hard to get a meal that is 100% right in a restaurant but the george gets it right every time. I would recommend the sunday lunch menu to anyone that wants to try the food and there is a deal so you can get two courses for reasonable price. The food isnt cheap otherwise but believe me you get what you pay for and i have never left the george feeling that my meal wasn't good value for money. I'm now just waiting for them to bottle the stunning salad dressing they make so i can buy it and use it at home as well!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

We eat at The George regularly, almost weekly.
The food is homemade and consistently good.
Our treat is their fillet steak, locally sourced and cooked to perfection! All food is always served piping hot,except the salads of course!
Staff are friendly and service is efficient. Occasionally bit of a wait for food if busy, because it is all freshly cooked, but well worth it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rugby, Midlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2012

If you want really good food at a reasonable price with nice friendly staff - then try the George.

Try the 'posh' sausages and mash - I have, many times.

Good steaks as well - gamon is good as well

Bit upmarket than your usual pub grub.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Welton
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Good range of food, well served and supported by friendly staff and decently kept Real Ales. Price is at the upper end of acceptable range, location fine with plenty of parking. Definitely one I will revisit.

  • Stayed July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Saw this pub on the way to Rugby so thought we'd pop in for lunch. The staff were very friendly and polite and the food was fantastic. I visit Daventry for the weekends regularly to play in pro pool events so will be coming here for food now.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The George Hotel
Address: 11-13 Watling Street, Kilsby CV23 8YE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northamptonshire > Kilsby
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kilsby
Number of rooms: 6

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