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The George (Greene King)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Timothy Taylor - LandlordGood1
Southwark - GoldGood1
Titanic - 1912Good1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood1
Greene King - London GloryAcceptable1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland OriginalNot Tried0
Greene King - London Glory (superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Greene King - IPA GoldNot Tried0
Greene King - Trial Brew Batch No. 03 Strong AleNot Tried0
Greene King - The George Inn Ale (house beer)Not Tried0
Sambrook's - The George Inn Ale (house beer)Not Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Golden HenNot Tried0
Greene King - Napa Smith Brewery Pale Ale Not Tried0
Long Man - Scary ManNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Nutty HenNot Tried0
Wold Top - Keeper's LightNot Tried0
Greene King - OompahNot Tried0
Picture 1. The George, Southwark, Central London

Visits Details

10 Oct 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Monday evening and relatively uncrowded. I even managed to get a table in what I consider to be the best bar – the first one on the right as you enter the courtyard.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - London Glory4.10AcceptableThis was not what I ordered. I asked for a pint of the Wold Top beer and my pint was pulled from that hand-pull, but it was clearly this beer that came out. Brown in colour and richly malty but with the characteristic GK yeast taste.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Long Man - Scary Man4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Nutty Hen4.50Not Tried
Wold Top - Keeper's Light4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Oompah4.20Not Tried
22 Jul 2015 (Stephen Harris)
A wonderful pub to visit every now and again. I’d struggle to deal with this sort of crowding on a regular basis though.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Gold5.20GoodFoaming from the pump to the extent that it was taken off sale. Worth persevering with though, as once settled it was a great, crisp, golden beer – possibly in the Blonde style.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Golden Hen4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Napa Smith Brewery Pale Ale 4.50Not Tried
11 Jun 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A wallet emptying venue worthy of a very occasional visit - tourist trap. Hope the staff are on a lot more than minimum wage. The Gallery Bar upstairs was closed for the day. Lack of provenance of the house beer inevitably lead to me avoiding it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30GoodServed 10% short that's 45p. Top up asked for and given
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not TriedOnly in the smaller downstairs bar which had ceased serving
Greene King - IPA Gold4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Trial Brew Batch No. 03 Strong Ale5.20Not TriedBrewed on the Bury St Edmunds experimental plant
Greene King - The George Inn Ale (house beer)4.00Not TriedI note from Stephen Harris's earlier visit that this is rebadged Morland Original - the shape of the china pump clip did, however, muchly remind me of the Sambrook's shape
Sambrook's - The George Inn Ale (house beer)4.00Not TriedMaybe the house beer is from Sambrook's as the pumpclip was china and in its size, shape and style
13 Dec 2012 (oz11)
Couldn't see all the beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - London Glory (superseded by 4.1% version)4.00Not Tried
20 Mar 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Very busy, with many people outside on a mild evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - 19124.80GoodGolden and quite hoppy, with a malty finish.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Original4.00Not TriedBadged here as ‘George Inn Ale’.
Greene King - London Glory (superseded by 4.1% version)4.00Not Tried

About The George

The pub sign. The George, Southwark, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Website.

The pub is found in Southwark, Central London, SE1 1NH.

Formerly the George Inn this is a splendid, historic galleried pub, recently (2012) re-opened following renovations. It is the only surviving seventeenth century coaching inn in London. In fact, only one wing survives, but this is quite extensive and it is worth exploring the various rooms. Also has a large outdoor drinking area in the cobbled courtyard. Owned by the National Trust and leased to Greene King. It shares the courtyard with the separate Heeltap bar. There are several drinking areas including the upstairs Gallery Bar. 6 handpumps in the main bar, 3 in a smaller ground floor bar serving outside through a hatch and 2 in the upstairs Gallery Bar making 11 in total.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE1 1NH