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The George (Wetherspoon)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tillingbourne - Falls GoldExcellent2
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Dark Star - DarknessExcellent1
Titanic - Nine Tenths BelowExcellent1
Adnams - Sixpoint Make It RainExcellent1
Hawkshead - American RedExcellent1
Tillingbourne - Bitter GemExcellent1
Oakham - Green Devil IPAGood1
Dark Star - Carafa JadeGood1
Otter - Seville BitterGood1
Greene King - LibertineGood1
Tillingbourne - Hop Troll IPAAcceptable1
Cronx - StandardAcceptable1
Wadworth - Smuttynose Murrikan MildAcceptable1
Hook Norton - Ducato A.F.O. Acceptable1
Oakham - Mompesson's GoldPoor1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
Wychwood - King GoblinNot Tried0
Caledonian - Zululand Zulu Blonde Not Tried0
Batemans - Smokey JoeNot Tried0
Batemans - Nøgne Ø Bitter Not Tried0
Banks's - Vasileostrovsky Imperial Russian Stout Not Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - John Martin's Pale AleNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Dark Star - FestivalNot Tried0
Dark Star - RevelationNot Tried0
Brains - Willy NillyNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - New World Pale AleNot Tried0
Hilden - Number FourNot Tried0
Lancaster - 1842 PilsnerNot Tried0
Hydes - Burnt SiennaNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - BowlerNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - SeaforthNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - LumfordNot Tried0
Cronx - KotchinNot Tried0
Tillingbourne - Black TrollNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - New Belgium Pale AleNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Dark Star - Partridge Best BitterNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Portobello - VPANot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Wicked Weed Sir Ryan The PounderNot Tried0
Adnams - Two Brewers' Irish StoutNot Tried0
Surrey Hills - Ranmore AleNot Tried0
Surrey Hills - Greensand IPANot Tried0
Wadworth - Coronado Mermaid's RedNot Tried0
Tillingbourne - The SourceNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Decade 10th Anniversary IPANot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Oakham - InfernoNot Tried0
Dark Star - Dark Star The OriginalNot Tried0
Cotleigh - Red Nose ReinbeerNot Tried0
Surrey Hills - Albury RubyNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - SundancerNot Tried0
Tillingbourne - A.O.N.B. (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)Not Tried0
Elgood's - HickathriftNot Tried0
Wood's - Christmas CrackerNot Tried0

Visits Details

01 Dec 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Post Stirfry's eat as much Chinese next door so hardly room for even a half.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hook Norton - Ducato A.F.O. 5.40AcceptableLittle carbonation or condition, Jury's out on the after-taste
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Dark Star The Original5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Cotleigh - Red Nose Reinbeer4.50Not Tried
Surrey Hills - Albury Ruby4.60Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Sundancer3.70Not Tried
Tillingbourne - A.O.N.B. (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)4.00Not Tried
Elgood's - Hickathrift4.30Not Tried
Wood's - Christmas Cracker6.00Not Tried
16 Jan 2015 (McGargle)
Busy late afternoon. Manager really keen on his ales and had a great choice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentFresh and crisp served in sparkling condition.
Tillingbourne - Falls Gold4.20GoodOn another day this could have been 4* but it lacked the focus and finesse of Citra.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Tillingbourne - Hop Troll IPA4.80Not Tried
07 Oct 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tillingbourne - Hop Troll IPA4.80Acceptable
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
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
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Surrey Hills - Ranmore Ale3.80Not Tried
Tillingbourne - Falls Gold4.20Not Tried
Surrey Hills - Greensand IPA4.60Not Tried
Wadworth - Coronado Mermaid's Red5.70Not Tried
Tillingbourne - The Source3.30Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Decade 10th Anniversary IPA5.00Not Tried
20 Mar 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Last pub. Upper bar area closed but a veritable beer exhibition downstairs anyway.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Sixpoint Make It Rain5.00Excellent
Oakham - Mompesson's Gold5.20PoorTastied like a shandied lager despite being a newer 5.2% version of an old Oakham brew
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Dark Star - Festival5.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried
Tillingbourne - Black Troll3.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Darkness3.50Not Tried
Portobello - VPA4.00Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Wicked Weed Sir Ryan The Pounder4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Two Brewers' Irish Stout4.40Not Tried
10 Jan 2014 (ChrisE)
My first visit to this pub, I had heard very good reports about it and I was not disappointed. The pub was very busy but I was served almost immediately at the back bar which tends to specialise in Dark Star beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Darkness3.50ExcellentSuperb black session ale that resembled a Guinness to look at. It tasted delicious.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Dark Star - Festival5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Partridge Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
14 Oct 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Lots of activity around beer care and changing what was on the pumps.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Green Devil IPA6.00GoodDid not seem so clean and fresh as I have had elsewhere so became slow drinking
Cronx - Standard3.80Acceptable
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not TriedRan out and seems none was ready tapped to keep up the flow
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Seaforth5.90Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lumford3.90Not Tried
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried
Tillingbourne - Falls Gold4.20Not TriedRan out
Cronx - Kotchin3.90Not Tried
Tillingbourne - Black Troll3.70Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - New Belgium Pale Ale5.20Not TriedOne of the forthcoming festival ales
30 Apr 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit and it is very busy with people on their way to tonight’s Millwall vs Crystal Palace match. It took an age to get served at the front bar; less pressure at the rear bar. The chaps on the next table were discussing their various recent jail sentences.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hawkshead - American Red4.20ExcellentVery good US hops and reddish malt. American Red good, Irish Red bad in my book at the moment.
Dark Star - Carafa Jade5.00GoodMalt-driven, slightly sweet, red ale.
Otter - Seville Bitter4.00GoodAmber-coloured. Slightly creamy. Subtle citrus/orange flavours coming from hops not fruit.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Festival5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried
Brains - Willy Nilly4.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - New World Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Hilden - Number Four4.40Not Tried
Lancaster - 1842 Pilsner4.50Not Tried
Hydes - Burnt Sienna5.00Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Bowler5.00Not Tried
15 Mar 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Busy. A decent selection of festival beers and a ‘meet the brewer’ event with Tillingbourne Brewery.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Nine Tenths Below5.90ExcellentA pale beer with a good malt and citrus hops balance.
Tillingbourne - Bitter Gem4.60ExcellentPale and hoppy. Dry and bitter.
Tillingbourne - Falls Gold4.20ExcellentCrisp, pale and hoppy.
Greene King - Libertine5.00GoodGreene King discover hops shock! Pretty good actually, although given the hop selection it could be even more full-on.
Wadworth - Smuttynose Murrikan Mild4.20AcceptableAmber coloured, with sweetish, grainy malt. Didn’t really work for me.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
Wychwood - King Goblin6.00Not Tried
Caledonian - Zululand Zulu Blonde 4.50Not Tried
Batemans - Smokey Joe4.80Not Tried
Batemans - Nøgne Ø Bitter 4.50Not Tried
Banks's - Vasileostrovsky Imperial Russian Stout 6.50Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - John Martin's Pale Ale5.00Not Tried

About The George

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent7
Good5
Acceptable4
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Croydon, Greater London, CR0 1LA.

A large, town centre J D Wetherspoon pub. Close to East Croydon railway station and always busy. Right by George Street tram stop on the town centre loop of this line. Inside the bars are on 2 levels with the lower bar having 11 handpumps and the upper bar at the rear having 6 handpumps and the beers on offer may vary between the 2.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 66 different beers and tried 16 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CR0 1LA