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The George, Alton Town, Alton

Butts Road
Alton
GU34 1LH
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moby duck left this review about The George

A single roomed pub on the edge of the town centre, single roomed with a kind of cafe feel about it. The bric-a-brac is still very evident including the no riff raff sign, but like Aqualung I too got served, the choice was from Sharps Sea Fury, Irving Type 42, Flack Manor Double Drop and Brains Cafe Phoenix which was decent enough. The one slight difference from Aqualungs report below is that all ales are now £3.50 across the the board plus a further 20p CAMRA discount, which like Aqualung before me, I totally missed before paying, despite a sign on the bar. This pub was much better than I was expecting.

On 26th November 2018 - rating: 7
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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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Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Alton, 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Bentley (Hants), 5.88 miles, 1 hr 53 min walk (show)
Liss, 9.45 miles, 3 hr 2 min walk (show)
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26th Nov 2018, 22:56
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26th Nov 2018, 22:56
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Pub Details

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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
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 10:30am
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - Midnight
Saturday11am - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: August 31st 2017
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