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The George & Dragon (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Clouded Minds - N29 Rye Session Pale AleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPAExcellent1
Iron Pier - BitterExcellent1
Caveman - NeanderthalExcellent2
Goacher's - Fine Light AleExcellent1
Caveman - CavedwellerExcellent1
Brightside - OdinGood1
Caveman - Amber (Ella)Good1
Caveman - Clovis Point Brown Good1
Caveman - Shatkora IPAGood1
Summer Wine (SWB) - Oregon Pale Ale Good1
Pig & Porter - Learning To Fly APAGood1
Caveman - The StoutGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Tonbridge - Winter SolaceAcceptable1
Mr Majolica's - ExcelsiorAcceptable1
Brightside - TFI Christmas!Acceptable1
Caveman - Green Hop 70 ShillingAcceptable1
Tonbridge - Union PaleAcceptable1
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishNot Tried0
Blackjack - New DeckNot Tried0
Caveman - Citra (also badged as The Citra)Not Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow AmberNot Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 3 Indian PaleNot Tried0
Vale - GravitasNot Tried0
Brightside - Manchester SkylineNot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Brightside - Citra BlondeNot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Triple fff - Alton's PrideNot Tried0
Moor - So'HopNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Iron Pier - PorterNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Picture 1. The George & Dragon, Swanscombe, Kent

Visits Details

13 Jun 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening and fairly quiet we sat in the front bar chatting to the amicable barmaid
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Learning To Fly APA4.50Good
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Not Tried
07 Apr 2018 (ChrisE)
Evening visit, a band was taking up the whole of the area at the front of the bar whilst the two side areas were crammed with people. Too noisy for me so I left after one pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Iron Pier - Porter5.30Not Tried
29 Mar 2018 (ChrisE)
Peace and quiet after visiting a family orientated pub at half term. I had a good chat with Bron and a chap at the bar. Bron mentioned that her son has opened the Iron Pier brewery in Gravesend.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPA5.60Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Brightside - Odin3.80GoodStraw coloured pale ale.
Moor - So'Hop4.10Not Tried
04 Jan 2017 (ChrisE)
Comfortable and welcoming. I ate here and the fish and chips was superb.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caveman - Neanderthal4.40Excellent
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Triple fff - Alton's Pride3.80Not Tried
01 Jan 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Lunchtime and the pub has been taken over by Dartford FC supporters ahead of the North Kent Derby at nearby Ebbsfleet United. Hard to squeeze into the pub through the throng standing outside and difficult to approach the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caveman - Shatkora IPA5.50GoodGolden. Great hop flavours, but suffering from flat condition.
Caveman - Neanderthal4.40GoodA chestnut-coloured, fruity, Best Bitter. (
Brightside - TFI Christmas!4.40AcceptableA dark brown, spiced Bitter.
Brightside - Citra Blonde4.20Not Tried
09 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10.30pm close. The CAMRA discount has been withdrawn since my last visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caveman - Amber (Ella)4.50GoodAfter the Green Hop 70 Shilling this was a pleasure to drink
Caveman - Green Hop 70 Shilling4.30AcceptableI was warned it was the last one out of the cask. Rather sharp
Vale - Gravitas4.80Not Tried
Brightside - Manchester Skyline4.60Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
Caveman - Neanderthal4.40Not Tried
24 Apr 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10.30pm close. All staff and customer attention on the World Championship snooker on the TV.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Summer Wine (SWB) - Oregon Pale Ale 5.50Good
Caveman - The Stout4.60GoodSelling well here and also in keg version too
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried
Caveman - Neanderthal4.40Not Tried
06 Mar 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Clouded Minds - N29 Rye Session Pale Ale3.70ExcellentPlays tricks on the palate with initial bitterness on the tongue quickly turning dry at the back of the throat
Tonbridge - Union Pale4.70Acceptable
Tonbridge - Winter Solace4.80Acceptable
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow Amber3.80Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 3 Indian Pale4.20Not Tried
16 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon and time for some lunch before the kitchen closed for the afternoon. I had a good chat with the landlord of the King George V at Brompton (Kent) whose enthusiasm for beers means that his pub is now on my "to do" list.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70ExcellentVery good indeed and I am told that this has proved very popular with the regulars here.
Caveman - Cavedweller5.80ExcellentSuberb full bodied dark ale.
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried
Caveman - Citra (also badged as The Citra)4.10Not Tried
12 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and very quiet at first, but customers soon started to drift in. I sat near the log fire and chatted with the barman.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caveman - Clovis Point Brown 5.20Good
Mr Majolica's - Excelsior4.10Acceptable
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried
Blackjack - New Deck4.20Not 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

Website.

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.

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

Map location

Postcode: DA10 0LQ