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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
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
Milestone - Honey PorterGood1
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Redhead4.10ExcellentVery good ruby red ale.
30 Apr 2015 (HSB)
13:30 Very quiet. Made very welcome.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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)
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent5
Good15
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

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