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The George, Windsor

77 High Street
Eton
Postal town: Windsor
SL4 6AF
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The George

I was fairly sure I'd visited the George many years back. But having set foot inside again last night, I'm now not so sure!

These days, it is owned by Windsor & Eton Brewery and was stocking the exact same cask ale range as its Brewery Tap over the river - Mandarin, Knight of the Garter, Conqueror, Windsor Knot, Guardsman & Father Thames. As at the brewery, Sandford Orchards cider is served, albeit carbonated.

Having tried the Father Thames in the Taproom, I ordered the Windsor Knot here. It was a more enjoyable drink in much more traditional surroundings than the Taproom.

Staff were friendly and welcoming and the pub is well suited for both groups and solo drinkers. CAMRA discounts are offered (20p/pint).

I'm still not sure if I'd been here before. But I quite enjoyed the atmosphere in this pub and it was quite a nice place to sup my final drink before Christmas this year.

On 21st December 2021 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about The George

This pub has an excellent location by virtue of being one of the first buildings you see when you cross the river from Windsor into Eton, so it’s understandable why the local Windsor & Eton brewery decided to make this their first venture into pub management. Given the prominent street corner location, I was a little surprised to find that the interior is a fairly modest affair, with the entrance taking you into a compact main bar area. The servery occupies the rear right corner of the room and has a nice L-shaped, dark wood counter with matching bar back and canopy, broken at the corner by a large pillar which suggests there would once have been some form of partitioning, with the bar serving two or more rooms in the past. The room has exposed floorboards and plain painted walls, with minimal décor – the result of W&E’s refurbishment of the pub. There are some fairly long tables down the right-hand side of the room, served by rows of benches, with a more varied mix of seating options elsewhere. A door to the left, past the end of the bar, leads out to a sizable decked beer garden, where pretty much all of the customers could be found on a warm midweek evening. This large space has been well furnished with luxury garden chairs, wooden benches, some hard bench booths and drinking ledges served by bar stools, weirdly making it more comfortable than much of the pub’s interior. Plenty of these seats are under shelters and an abundance of hanging baskets and potted plants help brighten the space up and make it feel like a proper garden. There is also an outbuilding here, called The Hop House, which is available for private functions.
A tidy row of hand pumps saw four W&E brews available, several of which were double clipped, suggesting a wider range might be expected once all the pandemic restrictions have been lifted. The options on this visit were Windsor Knot, Conqueror, Knight of the Garter and Eton Boatman. A friendly barman took my order as I passed the bar, and served up a pint of the latter, which a poor waitress then had to deliver to me, having no idea where I’d gone to sit! Thankfully, she found me in the sprawling beer garden, and I was able to enjoy a well-kept pint, albeit perhaps not one of the best beers from this particular brewery.
I think my main enjoyment on this visit came from being able to take advantage of the pub’s fine garden, which is an unquestionable asset. It was also good to try some locally brewed beer, served to me by friendly, welcoming staff and despite some reservations about the plain interior, I left feeling favourably about this place and can well imagine taking friends or family here.

On 26th August 2021 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The George

A good visit before Xmas, with the full W&E range available and the Conqueror and Mandarin drank well. Forgot about the silly goblet glasses though. Absolutely rammed, so the locals are obviously on-board too. This is now the Eton (and Windsor!) destination pub.

December 2015
So Windsor & Eton brewery have got the lease on this one after the short-term mess of the previous incarnation and there have been yet more internal changes, including the restoration of a sizeable bar area. Still a fairly upmarket feel inside and there as certainly a decent smattering of hoorays amongst the Friday night throng. Six pumps, all W&E – both our beers drank relatively well but came in those annoying little goblets that in my opinion knock the life out a beer when pouring. I suspect I’ll be back (though drinking from straights). Rated 7

April 2014
Tarted-up and recently re-opened. Modern-yet-plush with varnished wood floor, candles, wing-back seating, heavy curtains. Tasteful red and cream paintwork. Feature fireplace for show rather than use. Bar is at the far end and stupidly small, seemingly crammed with punters even though there were only a handful in reality. Mirrored bar back looks nice though. Two pumps but only one on, TT Landlord in fair condition but at 2 quid a half hardly a draw. Staff were at least punctual and on the ball. Noticed a stack of local CAMRA mags, hope rather than expectation? Maybe one for an illicit affair (think I saw one happening) as opposed to a worthy visit. Rated 5

December 2005
A kind of half-in, half-out gastro pub with whitewash interior conversion that's a bit too clinical for my taste and devoid of atmosphere as a consequence. A decent Brakspears, but in Windsor that's nothing to get excited about is it? Rated 3

On 15th December 2017 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by hondo .
Windsor & Eton Riverside, 0.17 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Windsor & Eton Central, 0.39 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Datchet, 1.69 miles, 32 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 03 January 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 January 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 January 2022 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 03 January 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 21 December 2021 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Darts : No last updated 16 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 03 January 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 03 January 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 03 January 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 16 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 16 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 16 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 February 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 03 January 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 03 January 2022 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 13 December 2015 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 January 2022 by ROB Camra
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