i have only visited the pub once for a drink since the re-opening a few years ago & for this reason me & a friend decided to give The George a whirl for a evening meal.
We had both been told good things about the food & were excited about going.
We went on-line before & checked out the menu & had pretty much decided what we wanted.
When we arrived we ordered a drink and were shown to the restaurant area, on seeing the area we asked not to be seated there as it was deadly quiet & also next to a busy exit/entrance door ( no thank you with this cold weather ). Me & my friend also had not seen each other for some time & wanted a good natter so we didnt fancy the super quiet restaurant area & opted to dine in the bar.
The bar was busy for 6.30pm but warm with a nice atmosphere.The menus arrived but they were totally different to what we had seen on-line, we both struggled to make choices from the menu & were a little disappointed to be honest. We made our choices, Mine - Crispy duck, broad bean and spring onion salad over a bed of red chard and rocket dressed with a hoi sin sauce £6.95.
when it arrived it was a big pile of leaves with no broad beans & 4 of the thinnest smallest pieces of duck ever!!. I was gutted & when the waitress asked me if it was ok?, i said the duck was nice...what i really wanted to say was where was the duck & the beans??!!. i am not confident & in fear of rocking the boat with my friend, who thought her soup was lovely i said nothing & waited for my main.
i always have lamb when out & as the on-line choice wasnt available i ordered- Rosemary and garlic coated rack of lamb served on a pool of redcurrant and red wine jus with a garnish of fresh redcurrants and crispy leeks £19.95. Pricey but i had high expectations
.When it arrived it looked lovely, until i cut into the lamb. It was tough & over cooked!. not a hint of pink in sight.. The veg portion was very small but the other sides looked nice. I was struggling to eat the dry lamb so did ask the waitress for some gravy, I wanted to complain but again my friend was enjoying her meal & the pub was very busy at this point so i chickened out. When asked if it was ok i kept my head down & said nothing..
I wish now i had of complained & i should have as the meal from start to finish was over priced, lacking & over cooked. the on-line incorrect menu issue also caused me added disappointment.
sadly but not surprising to say i wont be returning...
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