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The George & Dragon (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Compass Light AleExcellent1
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Christmas Cave (collaboration with Truman's)Excellent2
Hop Stuff - Brewers No. 6Good1
Whitstable - WaimeaGood1
Brew Buddies - IPA02 Northern Brewer, Simcoe, Willamette IPAGood1
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow AmberGood1
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Clovis Point Brown Good1
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Neanderthal (superseded by 4.4% version)Good2
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - MegalithicGood1
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Citra (also badged as The Citra)Good1
Lacons - Pale AleAcceptable1
Harbour - India Pale AleAcceptable1
Late Knights - Oil of AmberAcceptable1
RedWillow - FecklessAcceptable1
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Prehistoric AmberNot Tried0
Late Knights - By the Dawn's Early Light American PaleNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Truman's - Eyrie (was 4.6% previously)Not Tried0
Late Knights - Old Red EyesNot Tried0
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - CavedwellerNot Tried0
Cotleigh - Snowy Winter AleNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Portobello - PaleNot Tried0
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Edge Pale AleNot Tried0
Whitstable - RenaissanceNot Tried0
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Bakers Hole MildNot Tried0
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Xtreme #3 Raspberry Blast!Not Tried0
Canterbury Brewers - Heresy IPLNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slow, BlackNot Tried0
Kissingate - Smelter's StoutNot Tried0
Kissingate - Chennai Premium IPANot Tried0
Black Hole - BHBNot Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 2 GoldNot Tried0
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - NeanderthalNot Tried0
Truman's - BlindsideNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Under CurrentNot Tried0
Truman's - Gunboat SmithNot Tried0
Picture 1. The George & Dragon, Swanscombe, Kent

Visits Details

20 Dec 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Only one in after a birthday celebrant had left. Finished on a Chafford cider for luck!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew Buddies - IPA02 Northern Brewer, Simcoe, Willamette IPA5.10Good
Harbour - India Pale Ale5.00Acceptable
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50Not Tried
Truman's - Gunboat Smith5.20Not Tried
13 Sep 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Citra (also badged as The Citra)4.10GoodGood but seems to have been blandified and lost its unique Citra edge
Hop Stuff - Brewers No. 64.20GoodSmooth drinking but hazy
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Neanderthal4.40Not Tried
Truman's - Blindside4.30Not Tried
12 Apr 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Chatted with the Guv over changed drinking patterns with less popularity of Sunday evenings these days.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Neanderthal (superseded by 4.4% version)4.60Good2nd one was fresher
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Neanderthal (superseded by 4.4% version)4.60Acceptable
Black Hole - BHB3.80Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow Amber3.80Not Tried
Kissingate - Smelter's Stout5.10Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 2 Gold4.20Not Tried
05 Apr 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Good crowd in. Chafford Cider back in stock so had a half.
BeerABVScoreNotes
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow Amber3.80Good
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried
Kissingate - Smelter's Stout5.10Not Tried
Kissingate - Chennai Premium IPA5.00Not TriedRan out
04 Jan 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Christmas Cave (collaboration with Truman's)4.80Good
Late Knights - Oil of Amber5.70AcceptableUnfined. Lacklustre rather cloying liquid
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Megalithic5.90Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Heresy IPL4.90Not Tried
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Compass Light Ale3.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slow, Black5.10Not Tried
21 Dec 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Christmas Cave (collaboration with Truman's)4.80ExcellentFull bodied red ale
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Edge Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Cavedweller5.80Not Tried
Whitstable - Renaissance3.80Not Tried
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Bakers Hole Mild3.50Not Tried
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Xtreme #3 Raspberry Blast!4.60Not Tried
22 Nov 2014 (ChrisE)
The pub has now had its exterior refurbished and repainted making it look as good outside as it does inside. A busy Saturday evening, I would have liked to stay longer but we had a train to catch from nearby Ebbsfleet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Compass Light Ale3.50Excellent
Cotleigh - Snowy Winter Ale5.00Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried
Portobello - Pale4.00Not Tried
16 Nov 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. 2 others in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Megalithic5.90Good
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried
Late Knights - Old Red Eyes4.50Not Tried
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Prehistoric Amber4.50Not Tried
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Cavedweller5.80Not Tried
09 Nov 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Clovis Point Brown 5.20GoodWarming
RedWillow - Feckless4.10Acceptable
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried
Truman's - Eyrie (was 4.6% previously)4.30Not Tried
02 Nov 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. One other customer in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Waimea4.40Good
Lacons - Pale Ale3.90Acceptable
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Banks's entry now please)4.10Not Tried
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Prehistoric Amber4.50Not Tried
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Clovis Point Brown 5.20Not Tried
Late Knights - By the Dawn's Early Light American Pale4.00Not Tried

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About The George & Dragon

The pub sign. The George & Dragon, Swanscombe, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent56
Good53
Acceptable18
Poor1

The pub is found in Swanscombe, Kent, DA10 0LQ.

Large pub just a minute's walk from Swanscombe railway station. U shaped bar with seating on all sides. Handy for Ebbsfleet's football ground. A pub brought back from the dead by the current owners who have now installed a brewery, Caveman, in the cellar. Has a small restaurant room which is very popular on Sunday lunchtimes. CAMRA Gravesend & Darent Valley branch Pub of the Year for 2013 and again in 2014. CAMRA West Kent Pub of the Year 2013. Regular beer festivals. 6 handpumps and always has up to 4 ciders in boxes for sale. Extensive range of bottled beers. Closed 31st August 2019 when licensees retired, now future is uncertain. Conversion to a Domino's Pizza franchise apparently authorised by planners.

We have visited this pub 61 times, seen 176 different beers and tried 93 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA10 0LQ