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George & Dragon (Remarkable Restaurants)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dragonfly - Early Doors Excellent2
Dragonfly - Dark Matter Excellent2
Dragonfly - 2 O’Clock Ordinary Good3
Dragonfly - Achtung! Good2
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers AleNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Spring SprinterNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Brit Hop (collaboration with Hardknott)Not Tried0
Moor - So'HopNot Tried0
Picture 1. George & Dragon, Acton, Greater London
Picture 2. George & Dragon, Acton, Greater London
Picture 3. George & Dragon, Acton, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

09 Mar 2015 (thebrewingman)
Early evening after a 17.00 opening (see my report on the Areonaut). Already a few in and a bit of action around the brewing vessels. During our stay a fire was lit giving a smokey atmosphere. There were other keg beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dragonfly - Early Doors 4.30Excellent
Dragonfly - Dark Matter 4.30Excellent
Dragonfly - Achtung! 5.00AcceptableOn keg. Very murky and described as a London Weisse. Work in progress I would say.
15 Jan 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. I had been subpoenaed to visit by a friend who had visited at lunchtime. I nearly walked straight out seeing all the food on the front room tables but pleased to find an atmospheric bar at the back with the brewery vessels visible. Comforting smell of a wood burning fire.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dragonfly - 2 O’Clock Ordinary 4.00ExcellentIn beautiful condition and a well balanced yet tongue rasping bitterness
Dragonfly - Dark Matter 4.30Not Tried
05 Oct 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early lunchtime visit ahead of the rush. I’m again impressed with this pub. It’s a nice, old building and interesting and innovative use has been made of the space.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dragonfly - 2 O’Clock Ordinary 4.00GoodGood quality Best Bitter. Fruity malt tastes.
Moor - So'Hop4.10Not Tried
Dragonfly - Early Doors 4.30Not Tried
Dragonfly - Dark Matter 4.30Not Tried
05 May 2014 (Stephen Harris)
I missed the launch party for this new pub-brewery last week, but spent a pleasant lunchtime session in here with Robert S on Bank Holiday Monday. Pub very quiet. An impressive set up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dragonfly - Dark Matter 4.30ExcellentOn keg dispense, although a cask version had been pulled through by the time we left. A rich, full-bodied, black stout.
Dragonfly - 2 O’Clock Ordinary 4.00GoodChestnut-coloured. A Best Bitter with fruity malt tastes.
Dragonfly - Early Doors 4.30GoodOn keg dispense and this one a little too fizzy. Amber-coloured. Lots of fruity and malty tastes in this Pale Ale.
Dragonfly - Achtung! 5.00GoodOn keg dispense and chilled. An opaque, yellow/orange coloured wheat beer.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Spring Sprinter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Brit Hop (collaboration with Hardknott)4.10Not Tried

About the George & Dragon

The pub sign. George & Dragon, Acton, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good4
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Acton, Greater London, W3 9DJ.

A high street pub that was established in around 1759. The pub has had a rather chequered recent past, as an Enterprise Inns house and latterly as a free house, with periods of closure in between. It re-opened in May 2014 as the home of the Dragonfly Brewery. The bar counter has been removed from the woody front bar and a new one set up in the high-ceilinged former function room at the rear. This room also houses the gleaming brew-plant. Subsequently Portobello Brewery has operated from here on the former Dragonfly plant. Open fires in winter. 6 handpumps. Discount for card carrying CAMRA members on real ales only.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 8 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: W3 9DJ