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George IV, WC2

30 Portugal Street
WC2
WC2A 2HF
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about George IV

Traditional corner pub with an almost square bar, staple-shaped counter at the back, high ceiling, large windows on both sides and mirrors on the other wall. Notable for having a limited number of tables, although the bare-boarded floor started to fill up with late-afternoon drinkers (a mix of mostly students and staff, I would guess) shortly after I arrived. Rocking Rudolph was on one of the four handpumps, but this expired during the pour, just leaving 6X (£4.25) as the only other option.

On 23rd December 2018 - rating: 6
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custodian 42 left this review about George IV

The LSE sign is still over the bar but no students in this afternoon. No beer of any note but I'm awarding an extra point for Blackthorn cider which I haven't seen for years. Far lighter than Ye Olde White Horse round the corner as well. Hang on, some students have just walked in - time to go!!

On 19th October 2016 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about George IV Inn

This pub dates from the mid-19th century and was rebuilt by Hoare & Co. in 1899 and has been managed by LSE Catering since 2005. Not surprisingly, given the location and operator, this is mainly a student pub but a very decent one and far better than the Ye Old White Horse next door. Indeed, the sign that states that members of the public are welcome still persists. This is a large, grand, opened out pub with little décor but quite an ornate ceiling. There was 1 TV showing the news with the sound down and muted music played. Students were in abundance and were surprisingly civilised, though this is the LSE after all. Upstairs is a private bar - The Beavers' Retreat - which I assume is women-only.
Ales: Britannia's Navigation, Greene King's IPA, Sharp's Doom Bar and Perfect Storm which was ok and relatively cheap at £1.90 a half.

Worth a visit to relive one's student days, but I don't envisage myself beating a path to this place anytime soon.

On 7th May 2016 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Steve C
London Charing Cross, 0.69 miles, 13 min walk (show)
City Thameslink, 0.75 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Farringdon (London), 0.88 miles, 16 min walk (show)
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27th Nov 2019, 11:45
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27th Nov 2019, 11:40
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 07 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 07 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 November 2005 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 May 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 November 2005 by hondo .
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs downstairs. - last updated 07 May 2016 by Tris C
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