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The Old George, Bethnal Green, E2

379 Bethnal Green Road
Globe Town
E2
E2 0AN
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Tris C left this review about The Old George

Originally - and unsurprisingly - this pub was once called just the George in younger days, dating back in some form to at least the early 18th century. The pub's side sports an ugly advertisement hoarding with gantry. However, this has been offset by the uncovering of the old Truman's fascia, displaying the former brewer's name and eagle motifs - nice.
Inside, and you can tell it's an Antic pub as the interior renovations look like they have been overseen by the Albert Steptoe school of interior design, with knick-knacks galore and utterly mismatched furniture. Naturally, there's some distressed bare brick, a rough bare boarded floor down low and on high, a green Anaglypta ceiling, punctuated with some slender bare wooden beams and interesting columns, interesting in that they are clad in wood. Lighting is muted, coming in the main from a couple of crystal chandeliers and old fabric tasselled shaded lamps, probably donated by Mrs. Wilberforce. The scrolled bar front is elegant, being voluptuously bosomy, lit by some green glass shaded lamps attached to the pot shelf. It would seem that there's a smarter function room/restaurant upstairs and out back, there's an extensive garden/patio. Customers are relatively young and a good soundtrack played over the gramophone at an agreeable level.
Bar staff were a little sluggish, serving up Gloom, Ghost Ship, a reversed clip and Harvey's Sussex Best at a very pricey £4.70 a pint and in decent nick.
This pub was far better than expected and is easily the best hostelry along this somewhat benighted road, so I'd be happy to pop back in if passing.

On 16th August 2019 - rating: 7
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custodian 42 left this review about The Old George

Basic one room with the bar to the right. Five hand pumps, one reversed. Rest were 4.5% ABV or below.

On 17th September 2018 - rating: 4
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Moby Duck left this review about The Old George

A fairly large and typical Antic pub, and as such was quite an interesting place, three beers on from five pumps, Adnams Ghostship,Doombar and a good Five Points Pale.
Decent

On 1st August 2017 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1297 recommendations about 1284 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Bethnal Green, 0.28 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Cambridge Heath (London), 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Whitechapel, 0.7 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Old George, E2
16th Aug 2019, 19:20
Review submitted by Tris C
 
17th Sep 2018, 15:27
Review submitted by custodian 42

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 19.00, Fri-Sat; 20.30 other days. - last updated 20 January 2015 by Tris C
  • Darts : No - Apart from in the Gent's toilet!! - last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - On leashes to save Patches the pub cat. - last updated 20 January 2015 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 16 August 2019 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 January 2015 by Rex Rattus
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 16 August 2019 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 October 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesdays, 20.00. - last updated 20 January 2015 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 January 2017 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 August 2019 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Aqualung .
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