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Royal George, Deptford, SE8

85A Tanners Hill
SE8
SE8 4QD
Phone: 02086922594
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Quinno _ left this review about Royal George

One of the final Sam’s on my London hit list which was closed when I first embarked on the challenge but has subsequently re-opened. Situated in an unpromising area and the place really didn’t do anything to lift the surrounds – it was a bit of a dump despite its CAMRA Inventory listing. The main room still contains a fairly impressive island bar with a small, sparsely painted snug-like section (jug & bottle?) off right; the place is really careworn. Oddly there was an art exhibition in situ which seem to consist of little more than a load of old photos of people, some of which had nails hammered through them. Upon enquiry as to why this might be the barmaid, clad in a pair of fetching tight blue shorts from the 80’s, informed us that she had no idea and that the exhibit should have been taken down a fortnight ago anyway. The smell emanating from the outside toilets on a hot day was nauseating. No cask here, just some of the usual Sams stagers. The Man in a Box was re-jigged with its new, higher abv, so I went for a pint of it. Mysterious place – it’s nowhere near any other Sams, it’s a shoddy poke and makes no obvious sense existing. And yet, here it is, desperately awaiting some investment and better times. Would have scored lower if it wasn't for the bits of heritage.

On 21st November 2023 - rating: 4
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Tris C left this review about Royal George

This 19th century pub is listed on CAMRA’s inventory of pubs with historic interiors, considered to be of Special National Historic Interest, where the interior is well documented.
As a Sam Smith's pub this is unsurprisingly unchanged since the previous reviews, being in an odd location for one of Humphrey's joints. Customers were resolutely locals being either traditional (some playing darts) or younger professional incomers along with a cat (see photo, pending approval) who pops in for treats.
There’s only keg here, the Extra Stout being surprisingly good in that it wasn’t served at absolute zero, £1.95 a half, presented by a friendly barmaid.
A far cry from the the neighbouring Royal Standard, this is a proper boozer which takes a hit for the predictable lack of quality cask or even any cask; this would make for a good triple with the Birds Nest and Dog & Bell.

On 28th July 2023 - rating: 7
[User has posted 2010 recommendations about 1976 pubs]


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Moby Duck left this review about Royal George

Still exactly the same as Rex's description below, indeed my photo taken yesterday sees the exterior unchanged from the first picture some fifteen years ago, despite there being no real ale you know exactly what you're going to get in a Sams pub and I don't mind the odd one now and again. This one is a backstreet locals pub of which only a couple where in early on a Saturday afternoon. The usual Sam Smiths keg selection was available and the Export Stout was as good as ever at an agreeable £1.70 the half, the pub was comfortable and I liked it a lot.

On 28th August 2022 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Steve C
St Johns (London), 0.4 miles, 7 min walk (show)
New Cross ELL, 0.52 miles, 9 min walk (show)
New Cross, 0.52 miles, 9 min walk (show)
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21st Nov 2023, 17:28
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
21st Nov 2023, 17:26
Review submitted by Quinno _

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 November 2023 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 21 November 2023 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 21 November 2023 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 28 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 21 November 2023 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No last updated 28 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 28 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No - Sam Smith's. - last updated 28 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 July 2023 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 21 November 2023 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : No last updated 28 July 2023 by Tris C
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