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The George and Dragon

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Houghton, Arundel BN18 9LW, England
+44 1798 831559
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 23:00
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hearty plates of well prepared simple food. A starter would have been too much. Skate and Plaice were nicely grilled, mixed grills, lamb fillets and steak were served with a full complement of steamed vegetables, chunky chips and grilled mushrooms. Extremely courteous service from Joanne who met ever request with a smile.

Thank Christopher_Heaney
Haverhill, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose this pub while visiting the area as it was St Georges' Day and were not disappointed. We had a very cheerful greeting from the man behind the bar and then decided to take our drinks out to the garden to admire the view while making our choice from the menu. The food here is very good with large... More 

Thank Patricia D
Managua, Nicaragua
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61 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Rugby Man i have had my share of pubs but this one is one of the best. We arrived for Dinner on Easter Sunday after a long trek on the South Downs and able to have great dinner and a good table. made feel welcome and able to sit down and relax. Thanks George & the Dragon

2 Thank Thomas W
Sussex, UK
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Party of 9, Easter Monday lunchtime. Can you cope? Certainly (booked in advance). Can we bring dog? Yes. Can we bring birthday cake (4 birthdays to celebrate including 2 children under 5)? Yes. Delightful pub, nestling in the South Downs. Rear garden, including raised area. Wonderful views of the Downs. Good food, good service, very pleasant and helpful staff. Highly... More 

2 Thank GMC555
Chatham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped into this pub by chance. What luck we did. We were spoilt for choice with regards to food. I personally went for the liver and bacon which was a delight and the ice cream was something else (in a good way) :)

2 Thank RnR_Medway
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177 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub was one of the best we visited in England. Four of us arrived for dinner. Real warm authentic atmosphere. Food was wonderful. Grilled cod topped with tomato slices (so tasty) and home-baked beef pie (perfect). Washed down with reasonably priced chardonnay. This was a great evening. Thanks George & the Dragon.

1 Thank KandTCanberra
Worthing, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This venue was mutually chosen to meet up with some friends, we tend to sample a different venue around the area each time. Very quiet is in this lovely rural pub for a Thursday night so lets hope it can survive. Very good service and food with a good choice all at reasonable prices.

Thank Joe B
Chichester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The car park can get full quickly on high days and holidays so best then to arrive early. Our group of four were visiting on a sunny Thursday evening and no problem then. The ancient building is impressive, nice hanging baskets/flowers and there are splendid views of the South Downs from the pub garden. The interior is pleasant but no... More 

1 Thank Barry K
Chichester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for lunch. Booked a table, turned up and no spaces in car park so not a great start. Sat down ordered drinks then waited half am hour before being asked what we would like go order.... I get they are busy but half an hour just to order is a bit much. First meal I tried to order not... More 

Thank Jezzzza_S
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you enter the car park you immediately feel you have arrived in a good place! The period timber framed building suggests a warm and welcoming interior, which indeed it is, and the view is sensational, looking out over the Arun Valley. We were part of a classic car group and made up a large party which could have challenged... More 

1 Thank Chris L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Houghton, Arundel BN18 9LW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Arun District  >  Arundel
  • Phone Number: +44 1798 831559
The George & Dragon in Houghton is a busy and beautiful old coaching inn situated in the South Downs National Park.

We are a family run pub that is passionate about good food, service and above all ensuring the customer has the best experience possible.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?