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The George (Wetherspoon)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brewster's - AromanticaExcellent1
Hawkshead - Windermere PaleExcellent1
Weltons - Buckland ShagGood1
Sambrook's - Candlemaker Black IPAGood1
Inveralmond - FortingaleGood1
Castle Rock - Wheel of FortuneGood1
Moorhouse's - APA SpecialAcceptable1
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - GunhillNot Tried0
Ringwood - RazorbackNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage DirectorsNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Lancaster - BlackNot Tried0
Long Man - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Stone Brewing Double IPANot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)Not Tried0
Weltons - Topper MildNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - GB Growler BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - Fat SpratNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Truman's - ZephyrNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Salopian - Hop TwisterNot Tried0
Mauldons - Blackberry PorterNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney SessionNot Tried0
Sambrook's - SessionNot Tried0

Visits Details

13 Oct 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A lunchtime visit to wash down pie & mash and try a couple off the current festival list. The locals are on best behaviour today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale3.50ExcellentPale and hoppy.
Inveralmond - Fortingale4.00GoodA smooth, chocolaty Brown Ale with a bitter finish.
Castle Rock - Wheel of Fortune4.60GoodA pleasant Red Ale (almost a non-sequitur) with spice and toffee.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Salopian - Hop Twister4.50Not Tried
Mauldons - Blackberry Porter4.80Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney Session3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Session3.40Not Tried
13 Feb 2016 (Stephen Harris)
A rather quick lunchtime pint following Pie & Mash at Robins pie shop nearby. I did not note the wide range of cask beers available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Candlemaker Black IPA4.50GoodNear black in colour and very nice. Did not quite have the hop load that one expects from a beer in this style.
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Truman's - Zephyr4.40Not Tried
13 May 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening for a quick one. Quite boisterous around the bar area. Lots of people eating elsewhere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Weltons - Buckland Shag4.70GoodI don’t often select a Welton’s beer, but I was intrigued by the description of this one and enjoyed it. Pale gold and brewed with toasted oatmeal and coriander.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
Weltons - Topper Mild4.00Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - GB Growler Bitter3.90Not Tried
Adnams - Fat Sprat3.80Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
15 Feb 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Just a brief, early-evening visit. The pub is busy and some customers have clearly had a few too many.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brewster's - Aromantica4.20ExcellentFresh, hoppy, pale ale.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Lancaster - Black4.50Not Tried
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Adnams - Stone Brewing Double IPA8.50Not Tried
14 Mar 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Not much evidence here of a beer festival in progress. Just one from the list, served by gravity – the latter fact rather flummoxing the young barmaid who served us. I did not note all the other beers on offer and we were disappointed by the long queues and chaotic service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moorhouse's - APA Special4.80AcceptableI had high hopes for this one given its promised mix of US hops. But this pint was cold, flat and lifeless, dominated by sticky malt and with the hops struggling to shine. I hope for a better example elsewhere.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Gunhill4.00Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried

About The George

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good4
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Wanstead, Greater London, E11 2RL.

Unlike many JD Wetherspoon houses, this is actually a very long-standing pub, having been established in 1716 and the current premises dating from 1906. It is a very large pub, with extensive seating areas on two floors and all the trademark ‘Spoon’s features. A Truman’s house in its day, it was acquired by Wetherspoon’s in 1992.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 29 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E11 2RL