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

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - RedheadExcellent1
Dark Star - Hophead GalaxyExcellent1
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the MooExcellent1
Milestone - Honey PorterGood1
Truman's - LazarusGood1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - VanguardGood1
Vale - Black Beauty PorterGood1
Old Dairy - Blue TopGood1
York - Three KingsGood1
Florence - Heatwave (branded as A Head In A Hat Brewing)Good1
Adnams - Shingle ShellsGood1
Aylesbury (ABC) - 101Acceptable1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Portobello - GoldNot Tried0
Greene King - The George Best BitterNot Tried0
Ascot - Single Hop PhoenixNot Tried0
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Not Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Winter CheerNot Tried0
Portobello - VPANot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Sharp's - AtlanticNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Portobello - London Spring AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - OffshoreNot Tried0
St. George's - DreamweaverNot Tried0
Greene King - The Headless CavalierNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Eton BoatmanNot Tried0
Florence - WeaselNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman (Waterloo Special)Not Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Redemption - Pale AleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - A.P.A.Not Tried0
Picture 1. The George, Aldwych, Central London
Picture 2. The George, Aldwych, Central London

Visits Details

21 Aug 2018 (Stephen Harris)
I came in here after finding the Temple Brew House intolerably busy due to it being Quiz Night. Much more relaxed here and nicely air-conditioned.
Vale - Black Beauty Porter4.40GoodA slightly sweet, black Porter with lots of caramel flavour.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Greene King - The Headless Cavalier3.90Not Tried
Sambrook's - A.P.A.4.50Not Tried
03 Jul 2015 (Stephen Harris)
No televised Wimbledon here, which means it is actually fairly quiet at a peak Friday evening session, when everybody wants to watch the Serena Williams v Heather Watson game.
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the Moo7.00ExcellentA very enjoyable half pint. Strong Porter.
Aylesbury (ABC) - 1013.80AcceptablePale gold, with citrusy hop. Tired condition did no favours for flavours.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Eton Boatman4.30Not Tried
Florence - Weasel4.50Not Tried
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried
Greene King - The Headless Cavalier3.90Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman (Waterloo Special)4.20Not Tried
30 Apr 2015 (ChrisE)
A group of us on a tour of pubs around the Temple/Aldwych area. The staff were amongst the happiest I have seen anywhere, they seemed to really enjoy their work. The scotch eggs looked delicious but I managed to resist the temptation to have one. Beers on sale as already listed by Michael Croxford.
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Redhead4.10ExcellentVery good ruby red ale.
30 Apr 2015 (HSB)
13:30 Very quiet. Made very welcome.
Florence - Heatwave (branded as A Head In A Hat Brewing)4.20GoodNo hop rush but an interesting back taste
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Redhead4.10Not Tried
Portobello - London Spring Ale4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Offshore3.80Not Tried
St. George's - Dreamweaver4.50Not Tried
Greene King - The Headless Cavalier3.90Not TriedHouse beer
03 Dec 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit in the post-work rush. Two more cask beers were available but I just could not read the pump-clips in the dim light, back-lit by the fridges.
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80GoodA full-bodied, Hoppy IPA.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Winter Cheer4.40Not Tried
Portobello - VPA4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
17 Apr 2014 (HSB)
16:15 Fairly busy.
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Portobello - Gold4.30Not Tried
Greene King - The George Best Bitter3.90Not Tried
Ascot - Single Hop Phoenix4.60Not Tried
29 Jan 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Busy in the early evening with a wide beer range, although I have mislaid my notes of what they all were – including a house beer of unknown origin.
Milestone - Honey Porter4.70GoodThis was a Porter and it contained honey. But not really at the level of some other beers along similar lines I thought.
19 Jan 2013 (Martin the Mildman)
Fairly quiet, a few tourists in on a wintry Saturday lunchtime.
Dark Star - Hophead Galaxy3.80ExcellentThis works well, slightly sweeter than the original from the fruity Australian hop. My score 16/20.
08 Jan 2013 (Martin the Mildman)
Adnams - Shingle Shells3.90GoodSold as New Year Beer here with a similar pumpclip. A ruby red and fruity beer with good citrus and fruity hop character on a biscuity malt base. My score 15/20.
05 Jan 2013 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy with tourists dining.
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Vanguard4.10GoodGolden ale with a fruity hop character. Well balanced and easy drinking. My score 15/20.
York - Three Kings4.50GoodAlmost black porter style beer with a bitter character with a little toffee malt flavour. Some fruity hop in the finish. My score 15/20.

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About The George

The pub sign. The George, Aldwych, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



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