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The George, Leeds

69 Great George Street
Leeds
LS1 3BB

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Punch Taverns

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The George

A handsome looking pub on approach and the interior has kept its traditional feel. There were three ales to choose from; Black Sheep, Leeds Pale and Tetley. I haven't tried a Tetley for a while and have to say it was in very good nick served here.

On 2nd December 2013 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The George

An interesting place, mainly due to the interior décor which consists of a number of grandiose dark wood reclaimed bar fittings, nice stained glass and some interesting prints. Six ales were available; my Acorn Yorkshire Pride was OK, the Copper Dragon Best was good. The barman was helpful and chatty. The interior, as noted elsewhere, is decorated in a late Victorian style and the ornate bar back with built-in clock is certainly an eye-catcher, as is the blown up black and white picture of the impressive city hall. We took our seat in the small rear drinking area, on a rather worn leather banquette. Piped trendy muzak (which rather spoiled the ambience) plus a muted TV. The gents have a very impressive (presumably original) set of gigantic porcelain urinals. Worth a visit.

On 28th August 2012 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about The George

This place seems to have changed hands, to judge by the difference between the reviews below and my recent experience here. There are six hand pumps on the go, half with Copper Dragon beers from Skipton, the others being Tetleys Bitter from Wolverhampton, Barnsley Summer Pale and Leeds Best. I had Copper Dragon Best, which I enjoyed, and a taster of the Barnsley seasonal beer, which although not to my taste was in good condition. The barman was very friendly, especially after I told him about Pubs Galore! It was very quiet when I was here on a Sunday afternoon, but I imagine it must get pretty busy if they can keep six real ales on. I wouldn't mind coming here again.

On 31st July 2012 - rating: 6
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Old Boots left this review about George Hotel

Red painted lower exterior Victorian corner pub opposite the Leeds Infirmary and at the other end of the block containing Veritas, that's where the similarities end. Inside it's an L shaped bar, although there is a lower floor called “Ward13” but I didn't venture down there. The bar is decorated in late Victorian style with upholstered banquettes, cast iron tables and tongue and groove walling and bar counter. Mirrors with the head of George the Third are set into the wall at dado level almost all round the room, there is a lincrusta ceiling and a super frieze running all round. The windows have some later stained glass. There is a collection of 18th century prints as decoration including my favourite Beer Street by Hogarth. It all looks original apart from the big screen, except the clock above the bar says “Andy Thornton – Bar Fitters Elland” this is a large warehouse where old pubs (and shops and film sets) go to die and be resold, so maybe it's not all so original after all. Five hand pumps selling ales from small local breweries, Leeds and Wharfbank, but not in very good nick. Mainly a middle aged Saturday lunchtime crowd of lager and smooth drinkers, but it probably has younger clientèle in the evenings.

On 27th February 2011 - no rating submitted
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pint please left this review about George Hotel

This place has gone down hill since I last visited 2 years ago. The management has changed and with it the quality of the beer and cleanliness of the place. I called in early Friday evening, there was not many customers. There was loud music playing which sounded louder in an hollow empty pub, there was an unpleasant drain smell coming from behind the bar. There were a small group of four men and a women stood at the bar who were obviously worse for wear. Effects of too much drink reflected in their loud voices which were at shouting level, whilst using language better suited to a factory. I looked to see if the woman behind the bar would warn them about their conduct but no, she joined in the banter with them. My first pint was warm so thought the second should be a bit better, the barmaid was talking on a mobile phone and was more interested in that than serving me. I caught her attention and she commenced to pull me a pint while still talking and holding the phone to her ear in one hand and my glass in her other hand. She somehow hooked her arm round the wicket, trapping it in her elbow joint and then in a strange disabled looking fashion half turned, half crouched leaning backwards pulled the pump down. She did this several times whilst I watched in amasement as she filled my glass. After this demonstration of double jointed muscular contortions and off balance versatility my second pint was no better than the first and at £2.70 I decided it was my last. She was still talking on the phone when I left. "

On 5th August 2010 - rating: 2
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