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The George & Dragon, Fitzrovia, W1

151 Cleveland Street
W1
W1T 6QF
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Greene King

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Tris C left this review about The George & Dragon

Nestling in the shadow of sleepy Fitzrovia's Post Office Tower, the other night was a first in here and I'm happy to report that the unpardonable act of putting sauce bottles on tables has been abandoned - result! It would also seem that this is no longer a Greene King house - double result! Indeed, the pub has been leased to BrewIT Microbrewery, with brewery in the cellar. There are also now some higher tables and chairs to the picture windows. Otherwise, it's well described below, right down to the recently installed and rather asinine 'plumbing' that masquerades as beer pumps. There's an attractive bar back and much good dark wood panelling with a bare boarded floor. Knick-knacks adorn a high level shelf and there's a bookshelf to the right of the fireplace, sadly unused despite the bitter chill, delivered courtesy of the Beast from the East. What's more worrying is the projector screen - mercifully retracted - yet ready to drop at a moment's notice, like some lambent portcullis, trapping the unwary.
It's quite studenty in here, though the University of Westminster is nearby so that provides something of an explanation; most of them seemed to be American and well-mannered. There's food but it's basic comfort food such as fish 'n' chips, a burger or lasagne; all mains are priced at around the £7.50 mark which is outstanding value for this part of London.
Ales: given the nature of the stupid plumbing and lack of pump clips, I couldn't make out what was on sale. I recognised the name 'Maharajah' so assumed it must be one of my faves from Thornbridge. It tasted good but so it should at £2.50 a half so I'm assuming that at this price it was the Real McCoy.
This is a nice little traditional pub, unshackled from the Greene King behemoth (or beermoth?).
I'd love to come here again but please get the old pumps back? From a sales perspective it makes much more commercial sense to present a pump with a recognisable clip with all the information that entails.

On 28th February 2018 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The George & Dragon

Nice little pub, with attractive hanging baskets outside and a narrow bar decorated and furnished in the traditional dark wood. Justifiably popular, and not a lot of seating inside, meaning that many of the customers have no real choice but to stand outside (and not just those having a smoke). Still a Greene King house, but now mostly offering guest beers - e.g. an excellent pint of Oakham Citra - from the six (new-fangled) cask ale taps.

On 20th May 2017 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The George & Dragon

Quite a nice little basic Greene King backstreet pub. Stripped floor and dark wood panelling with various china ornaments on high shelves as well as some quite eye-catching Greco/Roman style busts and statuettes on the windowsill. Pub cat in situ, called Gizmo. Sadly the beer wasn't up to much; GK IPA, London Glory and Belhaven Grand Slam; the latter was well past its best, flat and lifeless brown liquid. Waistcoated landlord made me expect better! If the beer was up to scratch, this’d be worth a revisit.

On 22nd March 2016 - rating: 6
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20th Jul 2018, 18:53
Request to mark pub as closed by Rex Rattus approved
 
20th Jul 2018, 13:54
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Rex Rattus, with included notes: Temporary: Closed for major structural work.

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
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  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
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  • Darts : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 February 2018 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 18 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 March 2014 by hondo .
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