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The George and Dragon

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The George & Dragon High Street, Great Budworth, Northwich, England
+44 1606 892650
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came across The George and Dragon during a recent bike ride. We went in for a quick bite of lunch to find the pub quite rammed with people with a lovely bustling atmosphere. We ordered some sandwiches - they were just right. Fresh whole meal bread with generous fillings and I nice side salad. All eaten beside a lovely... More 

Thank Rod M
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this quaint county pub for lunch with my husband. Very attractive olde world surroundings,and obviously very popular. We managed to find a table in the bar area,there is also a larger dining room. Friendly welcome, a bit of a wait for food, but they were busy. I had Thai Green chicken curry with rice, and my husband had... More 

Thank Julie E
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Little hidden gem after a stroll around Marbury Hall, which we are extremely glad we found. I am vegan and gluten intolerant, manager personally saw that all my needs were catered for. My partner had fish and chips....was described to me a whale on a plate and thoroughly enjoyed. My mum in law had a the trio meats roast dinner,... More 

Thank PollyPocket76
ViscountChristopher, Owner at The George and Dragon, responded to this review

Dear PollyPocket, Thank you for your recommendation and I'm really pleased you had such a good time with your Family at our 'Hidden Gem'. Our Gluten Free menu is regularly asked for and I feel it's so important to cater for guests with various food intolerance's. As for the 'huge' Fish and Chips, we're selling more and more every week... More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for an anniversary lunch, hadn't been for over 40 years and wasn't sure whether it had been "done over". What a relief although it has been completely refurbished it still had the old world charm. The food was good and certainly value for money and the service was quick and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff.... More 

Thank larraine72
ViscountChristopher, Owner at The George and Dragon, responded to this review

Dear Larraine, How nice to hear that you appreciated our sympathetic restoration of this wonderful old Pub. I think we've all been to 'done up' Pubs that have been ruined by unimaginative so called 'designers', who probably never drink in Pubs anyway. I was determined NOT to spoil the authentic atmosphere of this Ancient Watering Hole and it's great to... More 

Knutsford Cheshire
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of the Northwich ladies darts team we visit many locations of choice for each members birthday and for Jenny's birthday we visited this beautiful old world pub 1 st April 14 meals of various choices were served and not one complaint .The food was ex Ellen's hot and well presented .The staff were very courteous and swift. A... More 

Thank junefinney2
ViscountChristopher, Manager at The George and Dragon, responded to this review

Thank you Junefinney for your lovely comments on your evening at The George & Dragon. It is always great to get positive feed back especially form large parties on the food and service and we enjoyed serving you, pity we didnt get chance to taste the cake!! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jackie Manager More 

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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my partner & in-laws here for Sunday lunch, the food & service was impeccable! I have been to many similar pubs/ hotels in Cheshire for Sunday lunch but this place is by far in a league of its own. I will be back (regular) & recommend this lovely characteristic hotel to all of my family & friends. Special... More 

Thank DaleMcNally
ViscountChristopher, Owner at The George and Dragon, responded to this review

Many thanks Dale, I'm really pleased you had a special time at our 'hidden gem', it's so important to all our team that guests enjoy themselves and, as in your case, not only bring family and friends, but also take the time to recommend us to others. Carl takes a great pride in customer satisfaction and was delighted to read... More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice restaurant at the back of the pub for food. Greeted by friendly manager/landlady, and went to our table. Ordered food and have to say it was delicious- fish and chips really tasty, beautiful stroganoff and the fish special was really well done. I just felt the rest of the waiting staff, one gentleman in particular, were rude and everything... More 

1 Thank Jamesc1979b
ViscountChristopher, Owner at The George and Dragon, responded to this review

Dear Jamesc1979b Thank you for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed our wonderful menu ,but am disappointed that any of my staff left you feeling their job was to much effort. Here at the George and Dragon we pride ourselves on our excellent food and friendly service. I will address this issue and amend it immediately. We look forward... More 

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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love this place especially for Sunday lunch. However, I did not order Sunday lunch (3 out of 4 of us did). My meal arrived and it was something I had not ordered ; I was asked what was wrong with the meal and why wouldn't I have it ; simply because it was NOT what I'd ordered. Eventually the... More 

2 Thank Riggers7
ViscountChristopher, Owner at The George and Dragon, responded to this review

Dear Riggers7, Thank-you for taking the time to respond on Tripadvisor. I was sorry to hear of the mistake made by one of our team on Sunday afternoon. She's new to us and still undergoing training. The Duty Manager at the time, Carl, was made aware of the problem only after you had left the restaurant, by one of the... More 

Widnes, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Absolutely love this place, and always look forward to outstanding service, warm and cosy atmosphere and good food. Usually rate highly. But sadly disappointed this week with my stroganoff... really small portion that did not equal value for money. Literally what looked like a child's portion of beef amounting to about a quarter of a fillet. Over cooked, so tough... More 

Thank woodwardjan64
viscount c, Owner at The George and Dragon, responded to this review

It would appear that the kitchen team were definately not on the ball when you visited us recently. I have been away from the establishment for a couple of weeks and can't understand why the very popular dish of Beef Stroganoff was not presented to the usual high standard. You do not mention whether you spoke with the Management team... More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely pub/restaurant have eaten here before but won't be returning not for a meal maybe a bar snack. Asked where the beef was from and the older lady said from a cow.. really ! Then she said somewhere in Manchester. I only asked as some establishments around this area use Webbs of Northwich as their beef is... More 

Thank Kathryn A
viscount c, Owner at The George and Dragon, responded to this review

Very sorry to hear of your problems when you visited us recently. I have been away for a couple of weeks and can't understand why you appear to have been treated so unprofessionally. I will be back in the establishment on Sunday and will address this issue straight away. Please accept my assurance that this is NOT the norm. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The George & Dragon High Street, Great Budworth, Northwich, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Northwich  >  Great Budworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1606 892650

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