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The George (JD Wetherspoon), Wanstead, E11

159 High Street
Wanstead
E11
E11 2RL
Phone: 02089892921
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J D Wetherspoon

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Quinno _ left this review about The George (JD Wetherspoon)

Converted from an actual Edwardian pub building (1992) and you can tell, dark wood and etched glasswork (how much more of this was ripped out years ago?) with a good atmosphere; though the Middle East misery on big screens at the bar was not helping the cause, staff should have turned those off. The jumbo dragon (phoenix?) seat was unexplained but good fun, albeit a large black chair which looks like something out of a horror ride at the fairground. So a fair bit of character. The cask range was good, four guests and my Fyne Ales Quiet Shadows was in tidy shape (NBSS 3.5). Ate here and there was an impressive amount of topping on my burger, more than the norm. Overall, this is a top quartile Timbo Tavern and given it’s a few yards from the Tube, well-worth you alighting. GBG-listed as well. I’d make an effort to pop back here next time on this bit of the Central Line.

On 16th December 2023 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The George (JD Wetherspoon)

Visit 06/02/2014

I returned here today for the mini London Beer Festival and found all four beers tried to be in superb condition. The old manager seems to be back but it wasn't as busy as I remembered and there were fewer staff on a Friday afternoon.
I'll be back for the Spring Festival. Rating increased to 7 and hoping it will increase again next time.

Visit October 2014

I came here again after a disappointing recent visit when the staffing levels were woefully inadequate and the beer quality seemed to have plummeted.
It was the first day of the Autumn festival and I tried four festival beers all of which had a haze and none of which tasted brilliant. It's too much of a coincidence that they were all served too soon so I can only put it down to the lines urgently requiring a proper clean. The staffing levels seemed a lot lower than in the past so things like empty glasses and plates being collected were not getting done.
As does happen with Spoons there seems to be a new manager in place and the place has gone to the dogs.
Another gripe is that the festival ales were 41p a pint dearer (£2.40) than my local Spoons. I could have lived with that if they had been in anything like good nick. Score reduced from 9 to 5.

Visit April 2013

After making several visits here over the last three months this is now firmly my favourite local Spoons. I have only made daytime visits so can't comment on what it's like of an evening especially at weekends. The beer quality has been top notch and the staff about as good as it gets in a Spoons.

My rating is upped to a 9.

On 6th February 2015 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about The George (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a huge pub probably dating from the late 19th century and is unusual for a 'spoons in that it isn't a conversion; the only other one I know of is the Gatehouse, N6.

My first close impression of the place was a chav peeing against the entrance door. Little remains of the original interior, though some of the walls are lined with books. As for booze, it's s 'spoons joint so you know what to expect. It also has a late licence until 12.30, at least on Saturdays.

Many of the punters however looked drawn from the ranks of Britain's "disaffected feral youth" and I couldn't help thinking that if I inadvertantly showed "disrespect", I'd be looking down the barrel of a modified Brocock. I didn't feel safe here and would rather be teetotal than return.

On 23rd April 2012 - rating: 1
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Roger Button
Leytonstone High Road, 1.49 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Wood Street, 1.88 miles, 36 min walk (show)
Leyton Midland Road, 2.07 miles, 40 min walk (show)
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16th Dec 2023, 20:34
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26th Nov 2023, 13:19
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  • CAMRA Discount : No - just the usual 50p vouchers - last updated 16 December 2023 by Quinno _
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  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 16 December 2023 by Quinno _
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