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Old George (Bermondsey Pub Company (Ei [formerly Enterprise Inns]))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleExcellent1
Five Points - Five Points PaleExcellent1
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood1
Sambrook's - WandleAcceptable1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Not Tried0
Theakston - Old PeculierNot Tried0
West Berkshire - Good Old (or Ordinary) BoyNot Tried0
Jennings (since closure now brewed at Marston's) - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)Not Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker AleNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Big Penny (formerly Truman's) as of late 2022 contract brewed - SwiftNot Tried0
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Otter - BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Old George, Bethnal Green, Greater London
Picture 2. Old George, Bethnal Green, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

29 Sep 2017 (ChrisE)
Eighth and final pub on a friend's birthday pub tour. We purchased their entire stock of sausage rolls.
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40ExcellentFresh and zesty.
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Big Penny (formerly Truman's) as of late 2022 contract brewed - Swift3.90Not Tried
18 Nov 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening and a quiz is in full swing. The pub is packed. Pub quizzes certainly do draw in the crowds these days.
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80AcceptableA bitter, malty beer.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker Ale4.50Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
07 Oct 2013 (Stephen Harris)
An additional, back room has been brought into use since I last visited this pub. A good crowd in for mid-evening on a Monday. I may just have been unlucky on my visits, but it seems odd that this pub is not featuring the multitude of local brewers in the area.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80ExcellentAlways a good choice from the bar.
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60Not Tried
West Berkshire - Good Old (or Ordinary) Boy4.00Not Tried
Jennings (since closure now brewed at Marston's) - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)4.60Not Tried
05 Aug 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Very quiet on an early Monday evening.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodLike others on here, I find this beer to be very variable. This pint smooth and mellow with a spiciness from either hop or perhaps yeast.
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Otter - Bitter3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
29 Jul 2013 (Stephen Harris)
I’m a bit slow off the mark visiting this re-born pub, which has been open for over a week now. It appears still to be finding its feet, but looks to be another good local asset.
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80ExcellentNicely crisp, golden, hoppy beer.
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Otter - Bitter3.60Not Tried

About the Old George

The pub sign. Old George, Bethnal Green, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Bethnal Green, Greater London, E2 0AN.

This pub in Bethnal Green Road is believed to have been present by 1703 and by the mid-nineteenth century was trading as the George IV. It was rebuilt in its present form in 1880. Readers will be familiar with the Balls Brothers chain of pubs in the City of London – the Old George in fact became the first Balls Brothers pub, when brothers Henry Balls and William Austin Balls brought the pub from their father in 1897 and made it the base for their port wine importing business. By the 1990s and 2000s the story had become one of a large and well-known pub that was somehow not fulfilling its potential. Antic Pub Co. spotted this latent potential and acquired the pub, re-opening on 18 July 2013 after a typical Antic stripping back to basics. Part of the refurbishment has involved removal of the ground floor fascia boards to reveal some nice old Truman’s Brewery signage beneath. The pub is essentially one large room, with a good-sized rear garden. Transferred to Ei Group's Bermondsey Pub Company in 2019.

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

Map location

Postcode: E2 0AN