The George Inn

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A popular Southwark pub and kitchen.


Venue name: The George Inn
Address: 77 Borough High St
Transport: Tube: Borough/London Bridge
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When people talk about "classics" this is it. Rebuilt after a fire in the last 1600s, The George Inn is the last remaining galleries inn in London, as listed on the National Trust. There are a number of spaces from the outdoor courtyard, to the bar, and gallery dining space, it brings the charm and the beer. A cosy stop on a winter's eve, or summer outdoor sessions equally catered for.

Just across the road from Borough Market, this seems like a slightly less frequented spot. While by no means will the wait be much shorter, it will at least provide you with some breathing space compared to the bars around the market.

If you are at all interested in history or architecture, it is a spot well worth taking. The food is surprisingly great, although I can't say they're traditional fares. Unfortunately we had somewhat disappointing service, but that won't stop a return visit.


Great historic pub.  always a great place to show off to friends who've never been.  The cobbled courtyard outside gives it a "wow" factor.  The food is good and there's a great choice of ales without being overpriced.  Wonky floors and different levels inside the building add to its character.  Glad to say it's just that little bit away from main tourist areas not to be manically busy all the time.

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This historic pub is one of the few left in the UK with its original gallery, now decorated with beautiful flowers. The food and drink are very good, but the real bonus is the front garden, set well back from the street, with plentiful tables and providing a calm, quiet spot away from the craziness of Borough Market and the High Street. This is a great pub to which to bring visitors and tourists, who think they're getting 'olde' England. But the pub is full enough regulars to make it a good local.