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The George

Butts Road
Alton
GU34 1LH
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Aqualung . left this review about The George

A glance at my 1986 Hampshire beer guide reveals that this was then a Courage pub called the Duke's Head. It's a single wide room with another area behind and to the left of the bar. There is all sorts of bric-a-brac around including soda siphons, ice buckets a Watney's Red Barrel window light and a sign saying "No Riff Raff". On my Thursday midday visit I didn't spot any Reserved signs on tables or find the landlord attached to a phone. I got the feeling that it was more pubby than suggested a few years ago. The old outside toilet definitely gained it brownie points from me, a shame it wasn't raining or snowing.
The five hand pumps had Long Dog Lamplight Porter, Sharp's Atlantic, St Austell Tribute, West Berks Skiff and Bowman's Wallops Wood. Despite the Riff Raff sign I was served the Porter (£3.70) which the landlord enthused about and was in first class condition. Sadly I completely forgot about the CAMRA discount.
I thought this was a good pub.

On 4th April 2016 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The George

Portico entrance leading to a hip, modernised interior consisting of a long main front bar with a characterful exposed brick side room to the left of it. Various bits of relatively tasteful ephemera, including chunky wooden farmhouse furniture and an old telephone sign wall mounted and lit up, as well as a collection of jugs and telephones behind the bar. Also some slightly tackier touches, such as the astroturf on the wall with plastic daisies poking out. Wood burning stove spotted. Fans of the 19th century can enjoy an outside gents toilet via the nice garden. Dog friendly. A number of tables were reserved but helpfully had the timing of the reservation also (though I note the comments left by the reviewer below). Good Beer Guide listed and did not disappoint on this front, with Andwell King John, Itchin Valley Hampshire Rose, Sharps Atlantic, Flack Catcher and a lovely half of the sublime Dancing Duck Dark Drake. An otherwise enjoyable visit was spoilt by the sarcastic ‘too cool for school’ fat-faced hipster bar manager, who when asked if he knew what was happening with the recently-closed Hop Poles next door, replied “it’s nothing to do with me” whilst continuing to fiddle with his phone. 0/10 for customer service, there.

Factoid: this place was also a court house “famed for the trial of the sailor who murdered Sweet Fanny Adams”

On 23rd February 2016 - rating: 7
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I L left this review about The George

This pub has a good range of ales. However on or visit the pub was not particularly busy early evening but virtually all the tables were reserved an hwen we asked if we could sit at one that was not inuse with a reserved time a over an hour away we were told that we couldnt as the guests might arrive early, so we had to sit in a row along the bar. Very much a restuarant than a traditional pub nowadays and the ales were generally all of similar type with the exception of the Adnams broadside, which was well kept. The wine appears to be the main drink theme in here with 20 plus bottles lined up along the back of the bar with a number below each one.

On 10th February 2011 - rating: 5
[User has posted 287 recommendations about 284 pubs]

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4th Apr 2016, 08:28
Review submitted by Aqualung .
 
3rd Apr 2016, 15:36
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - July - last updated 12 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 12 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 12 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 12 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 12 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 12 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 12 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes - Monthly - last updated 12 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 February 2016 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - 1st Tuesday of the month - last updated 12 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 01 April 2016 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 12 March 2017 by ROB Camra
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Last inspected: March 14th 2016
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