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The George, Soho, W1

1 D'Arblay Street
W1
W1F 8DG
Phone: 02077341951
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Tris C left this review about The George

Another pub, another dating from the early 18th century, rebuilt in the late 19th, with attractive etched and cut-glass picture windows, bearing the name of the former owner, Taylor Walker and the pub’s name in mosaic to the entrance.
This is quite a modest sized room, with a lacquered floor and full height match boarded walls, topped with a white Lincrusta ceiling. The bar front is stylish and the back is very attractive, with etched mirrors. At left, is a very grand pink marble fireplace. The walls are decked with integrated Victorian mirrors advertising mineral water and whisky with a very fine example at right, for former local brewery, Meux’s.
Furniture is conventional and tall, with low tables, chairs and studded banquettes to parts of the periphery and given that this is a slightly more traditional pub, customers were a bit older; lighting is your traditional brass ‘n’ glass stuff. There’s a restaurant upstairs and treacherous steps down to the lavs.
Ales: none, with all five pumps unused. I overheard the barman telling a disappointed customer that they were having trouble with deliveries, but I’ve been in Shep’s pubs years back and they’ve not had deliveries; talk about organising a booze-up in a brewery and it is an actual brewery!
This is a nice pub, despite the shortfall in ale and is one of the best in the area, certainly one of the most traditional and authentic.

On 20th October 2021 - rating: 6
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Brainy Pool left this review about The George

pleasantly decorated, clean and tidy Shep’s pub on a Soho street corner. A quite ornate single room with some nice features. Three ales on including the always excellent Bishops Finger.

On 24th August 2019 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about The George

A small pub with some interesting traces of antiquity including the ceiling and the traditional central London 'North face of the Eiger' stairs to the gents, but spoilt by odd bits of modernity. The upstairs room is available for hire. Beers from Shepherd Neames are fair enough but overall it didn't feel quite right.

On 17th March 2019 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Charing Cross, 0.8 miles, 15 min walk (show)
London Euston, 1.31 miles, 25 min walk (show)
London St Pancras International, 1.65 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The George, W1
20th Oct 2021, 18:13
Review submitted by Tris C
 
19th Oct 2021, 20:43
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 13 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 13 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 13 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 20 October 2021 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 13 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes - Pizza only - last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Jukebox : No last updated 13 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 26 August 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : No last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - major events - last updated 17 March 2019 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 13 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 13 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 20 October 2021 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 June 2010 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 13 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WC accessed by steep stairs. - last updated 20 October 2021 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 December 2017 by Komakino .
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