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The George, Towcester

High Street North
Tiffield
Postal town: Towcester
NN12 8AD
Phone: 01327350587
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Graham Coombs left this review about The George

A splendidly unspoilt village local. although at first glance we were not sure it was open as the street frontage is not really used and there was not much sign of life. The car park side was more encouraging and we discovered a cosy low-ceilinged bar room. Up a couple of steps there is a quiet dining room, with suitable assortment of mismatched furniture, while a Northampton table skittles table can be glimpsed in a back room. There are some good and well-kept local beers, mainly from Great Oakley and Vale, and food is unpretentious and home made. Note is closed Tues lunchtime and no food Mon/Tues.

On 28th November 2017 - rating: 9
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The George

A traditional looking pub in this pleasant village just outside of Towcester, it has a car park at the rear and a beer garden with a few picnic benches to one side. Fortunately it has resisted any sort of gastro makeover and retains it’s traditional ambience inside where it is split in to three rooms. Some promotional material indicated that they are in this year’s Good Beer Guide, and there was also a certificate from Northamptonshire Camra awarding them Pub of The Year in 2012. Young barmaids are often criticised, but this one was remarkably efficient managing to take my food order and payment whilst simultaneously pulling someone else’s pint.

The main bar area is at the back of the pub and is quite compact. It has quite an intimate feel with limited space available and a number of locals were perched up on stools around the bar. A brick fire-place was at the back with the usual knick-knacks on the mantle-piece and there was a wood burning stove in there, although it was not in use on this occasion. A small TV was mounted up above showing the One Show, and although the volume was not muted, it was on fairly low and did not seem too intrusive. Flooring was predominantly carpet with some red quarry tiles around the bar counter and there was some wood panelling on the lower part of the wall. A pile of papers was available to peruse and there was also a small bookshelf in the corner. There were a couple of trophies and such like on a shelf as well as a liberal plastering of beer mats on the ceiling suggesting that the choice available varies frequently.

A smaller adjacent room had a Northamptonshire skittles game and there was also a darts board and a match was in progress on a recent visit. A collection of football shirts were pinned to the ceiling. Up a couple of steps at the front was a larger room, which although still quite traditional in appearance lacked something in the way of atmosphere I thought, perhaps just because it was empty on this occasion.

Food is offered, although it’s clearly not the main focus of the pub. Besides a basket of rolls on the end of the bar, a small blackboard offered a concise selection of dishes such as goulash, chilli con carne and camel meatballs! You could also have either a jacket potato or a suet crusted pie and choose a number of fillings. My scampi and chips, priced at £8, whilst not perhaps the greatest test of the kitchen’s ability, was nonetheless a decent dish and a generous portion.

Beers on tap were Great Oakley Wot’s Occurring, Vale VPA, Tiffield Thunderbolt, Littlestone IPA and Dow Bridge Legion. There was also Thatcher’s Gold cider which makes a very pleasant change from the usual dross around these parts. All in all I thought this was a great pub, and the residents of Tiffield are very fortunate to have it as their local.

On 19th March 2015 - rating: 9
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michael furn left this review about The George

this village pub, sits about 1 mile from main A43, and bus service every half hour from Northampton services 88/89/X88 towrds Towcester. And is recommended for the standard of its beer quality, and comes highly recomended.
Its a popular venue with Ramblers Northants branch.
Bus wise its about a 15 to 20 minute walk from bus stops on main A43.
Food and beer range superb

On 17th August 2009 - rating: 10
[User has posted 38 recommendations about 37 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Russ Proctor
Northampton, 7.4 miles, 2 hr 22 min walk (show)
Wolverton, 12.57 miles, 4 hr 2 min walk (show)
Long Buckby, 12.78 miles, 4 hr 6 min walk (show)
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No - Northants Table Skittles - last updated 05 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - 2 per year - last updated 15 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - No longer does CAMRA discount - last updated 09 April 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 15 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 15 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 15 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 05 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes - Not Mon/Tues - last updated 28 November 2017 by Graham Coombs
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 05 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : Yes - Wednesday - last updated 15 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 15 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 05 October 2017 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 15 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 15 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : No last updated 05 October 2017 by Komakino .
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 7pm
Monday12noon - 3pm | 6pm - Midnight
Tuesday7pm - Midnight
Wednesday12noon - 3pm | 6pm - Midnight
Thursday12noon - 3pm | 6pm - Midnight
Friday12noon - 3pm | 6pm - 1am
Saturday12noon - 1am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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