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The George Hotel (JD Wetherspoon), Hailsham Town, Hailsham

3 George Street
Hailsham
BN27 1AD
Phone: 01323445120
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J D Wetherspoon

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Aqualung . left this review about George Hotel (JD Wetherspoon)

Visit 13th July 2013

It was the same old problem on my visit today, there were FIVE pumps "Available Soon"!

This meant that with the two GK usual suspects and Bateman's Yellabelly (which is a current guest), there were just two Sussex Beers on, Dark Star Partridge Best and American Pale Ale both of which were very well kept.

5 out of 10 beers "Available Soon" is not just poor, but is completely unacceptable. I've knocked the score down to 6 as a result.

It's such a shame as this would be a really outstanding Spoons if they could sort the cellar out.


Visit 16th June 2013

This place has changed on my last few visits.

The good news is that apart from the two GK usual suspects, ALL of the guest ales are sourced from local Sussex microbreweries, typically Long Man, Franklin's, Dark Star, Turners and Hammerpot. An inspection of the empties outside confirms this. It's a Doombar and London Pride free zone!!

The bad news is that it now in the pricier Spoons range, the Dark Star Art Of Darkness was £2.35 while the Franklin's Citra IPA and Dark Star Summer Meltdown were £2.65. Of course, this is still dead cheap for Sussex which has for years been well overpriced in my opinion.
The other down side is that they always seem to have some of the beers "Available Soon". Today, at least half of them were in this status, which is a bit of a joke. If they could sort out this problem then it would be a permanent Sussex mini beer festival.

On 14th July 2013 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about George Hotel (JD Wetherspoon)

Plodding in here to get a cheap beer after getting off the 1A, I wasn’t necessarily expecting much from a town centre Wetherspoons but this one was a pleasant surprise. I gather this place has been open just over a year but even so the standard of interior furnishings and décor was remarkably high, one of the few JDW’s to have some genuine character. The pub has two distinct sections; the front has dark wood panelling, booths and a raised area with some expensive-looking seating. The bar end at the rear has a larger, open effect, enhanced by a skylight. This end leads out onto a pleasant courtyard area where a number of people were enjoying the sunshine. Perhaps a let-down for me was the small guest ale range – only Dark Star Hophead, with the Adnams Bitter unavailable. My Hophead and the Ruddles County drunk by a co-crawlee came out well, no complaints. A couple of ciders also on the go on the pump (one being Mr Whiteheads), slightly unusual for a Spoons who usually only ever have Westons. Service was pretty good too, the staff looked reasonably happy to be there - no attempt to flog me extra nuts or crisps! Perhaps I look cheap.

One of the better ‘Spoons experiences, shame about the paucity of guest ales.

On 15th August 2011 - rating: 7
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Steve C left this review about George Hotel (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a large Wetherspoons pub that was very busy with diners early on Saturday afternoon. It is much nicer than the average Spoons as the layout dictates that there is some tucked away seating and the usual characterless open plan format is not adhered to as it is in many JDW pubs. The usual food and drinks promotions are in place and there are ten hand pumps that were drawing an assortment of guest ales alongside the usual Ruddles and Abbot. The Guinness was good, but I did have a bit of a wait at the bar due to people to ordering food and the two bar staff on duty being in no rush to serve as a pretty girl was in situ. When I was served the manager/supervisor tried to flog me some crisps and nuts whilst looking straight through me, no thanks just what I asked for and have been waiting five minutes to receive please. There is some seating in a paved area out the back and there is some more seating along the side of the pub. There is also a disabled toilet and step free access through the front and side doors.

Apart from the service I did like it in here and will return when next in the area as I didn’t think that much of this pub’s peers.

QI: This pub was first recorded in 1817 when it was owned by the Bear Brewery, Lewes.

On 22nd November 2010 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Polegate, 3.13 miles, 1 hr 0 min walk (show)
Pevensey & Westham, 5.34 miles, 1 hr 43 min walk (show)
Berwick (Sussex), 5.68 miles, 1 hr 49 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Well, sort of! - last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 15 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Monday - last updated 15 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 15 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 15 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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