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Lady Abercorn's (Andaz London Liverpool Street), EC2

40 Liverpool Street

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Lady Abercorn's (Andaz London Liverpool Street)

Although not at all obvious, the former George is now part of the Andaz London Liverpool Street, although it remains very much a pub rather than a hotel bar. Found on a corner beside Liverpool Street station, it comprises a single square room that is almost as high as the plan dimensions. Decorated as a baronial hall, with dark wood-panelling and moulded ceiling tiles, coats of arms as murals and a large painting behind the counter (plus a rather incongruous sports large TV screen). Bombardier (£5.00) and Ghost Ship available from two of the four handpumps.

On 1st December 2019 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about Lady Abercorn's

This bar is part of the Hyatt Andaz Hotel, and was formerly part of the Great Eastern Hotel. This is a mundane bar in most magnificent surroundings. The print (or painting?) of Bishopsgate of 1620 is still behind the servery, but the most striking features are the ornate ceiling; exuberant carved heads and other embellishents between the front windows, and stunning paneling on the walls. But the bar counter painted grey with swirling white lines (probably meant to depict something which passed me by); the large TV screen dominating the back wall; and the crimson painted tall tables/tall stools down the middle of the room all detract enormously from the splendour of this place. There are some normal tables and chairs as well, but it's bare boarded and as the previous reviewer pointd out it gets noisy even when not busy, no doubt mainly because of the high ceiling and lack of carpet.

There were three ales on - London Pride, Bombardier, and Lady A Ale. The manageress informed me that Lady A Ale is brewed by Three Sods brewery and a jolly good pint it was as well. My pint and a pot of tea cost £10 - I've no idea what a pot of tea should cost, but it was probably expensive. They do food - there wasn't a menu on my table, but I saw some food being delivered to another table.

This is a magnificent room in which to house a pub/bar - shame the modern furnishings and grey painted bar counter fail to do it justice. But my Lady A was in fine shape, and I was given a taster before buying. I normally avoid "house" beers as they are often erzatz Greene King beers, but in here it was definitely the right choice.

On 12th June 2019 - rating: 5
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Bucking Fastard left this review about George

An interesting interior to this street corner pub,with an ornate ceiling,frosted glass leaded windows and a mural depicting Bishopsgate in 1620 above the bar which runs the length of a rear wall.The square room however suffers from a pine floor and a dominant Sky Sports screen with a rank of high tables on which spectators pertch.It's noisy even with just a few people inside.The ale selection from the three handpumps is mundane and expensive with CW Bombardier,Adnams Broadside and Deuchars IPA (£3.90,clear yet dull) on my visit.The keg lager is even more expensive with Heineken £4.40.Wandering to find the gents,you come across an entrance to the Champagne Bar,a health club and a hotel lobby so this bar is merely an extension of the other operations.
A corporate feel,expensive and lacking in genuine pub atmosphere,there are better places to drink if you are waiting for a train at Liverpool Street.

On 19th August 2013 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about George

Apparently this is a hotel bar, but I wouldn’t have guessed during my recent Tuesday night visit. It is a single high ceilinged room with wood panelling and leaded windows that give a grand feel to the place. There is a large painting of old Bishopsgate behind the bar that is stocked with some standard draught products and four hand pumps. All of these taps and pumps had those horrible silver handles with the product name etched into them so they are impossible to read, but a chalk board is hung up in the far corner of the pub which lists the entire drinks range. It is from here that I gleaned Bombardier, Deuchars and Adnams were all available. I received a reasonable pint of Guinness which I enjoyed drinking on the pavement outside whilst having a smoke.

There is a large plasma screen up on the wall for showing Sports, but as no matches were in progress this screen was showing muted Sky Sports News feed whilst some mundane R&B music was playing in the background.

It’s not that bad in here, but there are better pubs in the immediate area.

On 28th July 2010 - rating: 6
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