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The George (Metropolitan Pub Co. (Greene King))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ascot - Penguin PorterExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Strange BrewExcellent1
By The Horns - London’s Raspberry Coffee Stout Good2
Adnams - Old AleGood1
Late Knights - Hairy Dog Black IPAGood1
Clarence & Fredericks - Smoked RedGood1
Partners - Spike'sGood1
Florence - BonoboGood1
Hackney - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Moncada - Notting Hill AmberNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Sharp's - SpecialNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Ascot - Final Furlong (formerly Posh Pooch)Not Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Sharp's - Red AleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Belhaven - Howl At The MoonNot Tried0
Skinner's - Cornish ScreamNot Tried0
Redemption - TrinityNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - JamboreeNot Tried0
Picture 1. The George, Aldwych, Central London
Picture 2. The George, Aldwych, Central London

Visits Details

01 Dec 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
London breweries festival on here with all nine pumps in use.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Late Knights - Hairy Dog Black IPA6.00GoodStill brewed at Truefitt. Does what it says, good citrus hop character and some smooth black malt flavour as well. Rather short, dry finish. My score 15/20.
By The Horns - London’s Raspberry Coffee Stout 3.60GoodRather a clash of flavours here, lots of roast coffee malt but also a rather tart raspberry fruit flavour. My score 15/20.
Clarence & Fredericks - Smoked Red5.10GoodGolden in colour with a slightly smokey flavour. No particularly dominant flavours of either hop or malt. My score 15/20.
28 Nov 2012 (Stephen Harris)
This pub is featuring London-brewed beers all this week. I met up with Kevin here and we were lucky to get a table at around 7pm in a busy pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Florence - Bonobo4.50GoodWell above average traditional bitter.
By The Horns - London’s Raspberry Coffee Stout 3.60GoodBy The Horns’ first anniversary celebration beer. Black, with an intense roast coffee bean taste and supporting sweet raspberry. Not completely sure it works, but certainly unusual.
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80Not Tried
Hackney - American Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Moncada - Notting Hill Amber4.90Not Tried
Late Knights - Hairy Dog Black IPA6.00Not TriedNot yet a Lonodn-brewed beer.
30 Oct 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Very busy in the early evening, with a good beer selection to choose from.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Strange Brew4.10ExcellentGolden/amber in colour. This is a full-bodied beer with high hop levels and a slight spiciness.
Partners - Spike's4.20GoodPale golden in colour. Soft and easy drinking, with fruity, orangey hop flavours. Also a hint of green apple.
Ascot - Final Furlong (formerly Posh Pooch)4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Red Ale4.10Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Belhaven - Howl At The Moon4.00Not Tried
Skinner's - Cornish Scream4.30Not Tried
08 Jul 2012 (Stephen Harris)
I’d been to a service at St Clement Danes and after all that piety needed a sinful balance. This appeared to be the nearest pub. Quite a few in for Sunday lunch.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ascot - Penguin Porter4.50ExcellentTop class, near-black, chocolatey, smooth and rich.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Special5.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
22 Feb 2009 (Dubbel)
I had no idea of this pub's existance and was delighted when our tour guide announced this as our next stop. Very relaxed mood, despite being one of only a few pubs in the area open on a Sunday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Old Ale4.10GoodA first try for me, surprisingly. Dark ale with some tasty liqourice malts but perhaps a little watery.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

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About The George

The pub sign. The George, Aldwych, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent5
Good15
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Aldwych, Central London, WC2R 1AP.

Although the George may have been established as early as 1723, the ancient-looking exterior is deceptive, being a product of the 1890s. There is a long main bar with a little ‘snug’ area to the rear, the latter boasting comfy chairs. Another room upstairs is brought in to use at busy times. Metropolitan Pub Co. is a Greene King pub brand.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 57 different beers and tried 20 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2R 1AP