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George and Dragon

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A6, Clifton, Penrith CA10 2ER, England
+44 1768 865381
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've never posted a review before, but in this case I feel compelled. I believe this review to be fair, and it is presented without exaggeration. This was a family visit to celebrate a birthday. We are local and have visited, and greatly enjoyed, the George and Dragon a number of times over the past 5 years. We expected a... More 

Thank Anthony C
Hereford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned home from our 2 night stay at The George & Dragon and wanted to express of sincere thanks to all the staff for a wonderful stay. Our room was very comfortable (room 12); staff and food excellent and the overall atmosphere of the pub was relaxing and welcoming.

Thank novering
Cheshire UK
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602 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Helpful & very welcoming the George & Dragon did everything possible to make our large group have a superb evening. We were thoughtfully located as far away as possible from other guests, mainly for the other guests comfort I assume as 22 people can get noisy. I loved the handy coat hooks close to the tables, just one clue to... More 

Thank lovetheunexpected
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really didn't like the flavours of any of the food from the menu. Afterwards I found out that the blackboard had the nice dishes of the day. But it's a nice village location

Thank cumbrianomad
Geneva, Switzerland
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102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent, very well-supported locals' local using local produce. We shared the smoked salmon and blinis as a starter - excellent. Thence, 2 vegetarian dishes and 1 hake, the latter in a well thought out sauce. My goats' cheese and wild mushroom cannelloni was totally delicious. Obviously, a talented brigade in the kitchen. Very good wine list where, thoughtfully, singles... More 

Thank Paul A
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had to summon staff to even get a drink let alone place a food order. The burger when it arrived had obviously been sitting on the pass for a long time - it was dried out. The roast venison was OK but was more like braised beef. The desserts were no better. Overall mediocre but expensive.

Thank Sandy_Higgins
CielHotels, General Manager at George and Dragon, responded to this review

Dear sandy_higgins Thank you for your review following your visit for lunch on Wednesday 22nd February and I am pleased that I have subsequently been able to speak to you on the telephone. I am very sorry that you were not offered the opportunity to order drinks shortly after being seated and that you also had to ask to place... More 

Penrith, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We meet friends here for dinner and having been several years ago we were looking forward to the evening. The menu looked good and the atmosphere was pleasant. The company was good. We ordered. and looked forward to our meal. The mussels arrived and were over cooked with some unopened mussels. the other started were good. Soup and Prawns. The... More 

Thank Duncan G
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here recently for a meal after hearing excellent reviews about the food. We walked in and were greeted by a friendly barman who pointed us in the direction of the restaurant after serving us our drinks. The menu is very limited but features lots of locally sourced produce which is pretty impressive. I opted for the only vegetarian option... More 

Thank ClarkK1990
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

At first glance the outside of the GnD is not all that appealing. However, enter and all your fears will disappear. This is a lovely pub, restaurant and hotel. The room was small but quaint. A little low on power sockets for any business people wanting to work, but that's unlikely to be a concern once you enter the bar... More 

Thank David W
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We stopped here on way back from a weekend away in the lake district where the hotel and food was extremely poor and disappointing. This place was a delight and meant we ended the weekend on a high. The service was quick and attentive and the food was fresh and tasty with just the right portion sizes. We will definitely... More 

Thank tangerineman2015

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A6, Clifton, Penrith CA10 2ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eden District  >  Penrith  >  Clifton
  • Phone Number: +44 1768 865381

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