Once a mellow backstreet local, the George now swarms with rowdy, slumming-it art students in ridiculous outfits on Fridays and Saturdays, to the point where the landlord has even hired a bouncer.
As the pub’s popularity has risen, so have the prices; you can drink for less in Mayfair. Still, catch it on a quieter night, and this remains a great pub, a mixed coterie of longtime Dalstonians and recent arrivals shooting the breeze over pints (Pride, Seafarer, George Gale HSB) and a jukebox-led soundtrack of classic cuts and hipster-friendly obscurities.
The raffish decor (yellowing walls, stuffed animals) will be familiar to anyone who’s drunk at Stoke Newington’s Shakespeare or the Royal Inn on the Park in Victoria Park, two of the dozen-ish pubs under the same umbrella, but the George retains its own identity to the last.
|Venue name:||Prince George|
40 Parkholme Road
|Opening hours:||Open 5pm-midnight Mon-Thur; 5pm-1am Fri; 2pm-1am Sat; 2-11.30pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Dalston Junction or Dalston Kingsland rail|
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Average User Rating
3.8 / 5
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- 1 star:1
Nice local with an outside area on a quiet street, so best to go in the warmer days. I usually go there for a quick pint before a night out in Dalston, because there's not much more to it than that. The staff is really nice though.
I've eaten in this pub twice this week and both times have had exceptional food. I think new people took over a couple of months ago. I'm assuming it won't be long before word gets out. Really lovely atmosphere - friendly staff and now amazing food. This has instantly become my favourite pub in Hackney.
Dalston is lacking somewhat in the cosy pub department, but early afternoon on a Sunday the Prince is a good place for a couple of drinks and a roast. Some of the best roast potatoes I've had a pub before, the pork belly is excellent. If you go in the evening, expect the usual busy Dalston pub atmosphere.
Favourite pub in the area. Unpretentious with friendly staff and a nice outdoor bit. Have not yet tried the food though.
They have started serving food. I was sceptical at first, but had an absolutely blinding roast dinner in there on Sunday. Hands down it is the best pub roast in the Dalston region. Highly recommended!
Started coming here at the start of the 90's and still coming back 20 years later with very little changed. Superb well thought out music on jukebox, which is free (not sure if all the time) I have been drinking in London for so long now and this is still my favourite pub!! O to afford one of the lovely houses in the street its in!
i like this pub, gets a bit too crowded at weekends but that's a good sign. ales are occasionaly hit and miss (and in reference to the other review here) there is one barman who is notorious amongst my local freinds as being grumpy and rude but the rest fo the staff are perfectly lovely so we just put up with him and slag him off behind his back
I'm afraid that I just went to this pub and have to write a review somewhere as I have never been treated so badly in my life! I have never experienced rudeness quite like it. If that's how they want to speak to people and treat people then good luck to them. I sure won't be going back.
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