24 July 2014

The George

250 Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park, London NW3 2AE

Pubs Hampstead, Belsize Park
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  • Wine: £15.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-12M Fri 9am-12M Sat 10am-12M Sun 10am-10.30pm

Square Meal Review of The George ?

The name’s the same, but new brooms have swept in at this remodelled Belsize Park boozer – the first in a planned roll-out of similar ventures from the Midlands-based Spirit Pub Company. To drink, pick from a range of cask ales including Timothy Taylor Landlord and Camden Hells, or sample wines from £15. To eat, expect gastropub staples such as sea bass with mussels and bacon or chilli, honey and soy noodles with stir-fried vegetables and toasted cashews, as well as modish bar snacks (cottage pie croquettes etc). It remains to be seen whether this updated take on a trad Victorian alehouse (complete with jolly English seaside beach huts as outdoor seating) will poach trade from the established competition in ritzy NW3 – particularly as a spokesman claims that the bar won’t offer the now-commonplace classic cocktails.

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  1. Published : Sunday, 6th April 2014

    The Funky Truth :: A tale of two views

    Peckish, we decided to drop into one of those lovely pubs on the way to Belsize Park Station and one that was close enough to sort us out with food and booze A.S.A.P., as well as always looking prepossessing through the window on my walks (as it did today), was The George. And in we went. Right from first impressions, The George (formly unforatnyl called the ‘Rat and Parrot’) wins. It has this light, airy demeanor, akin to a conservatory or the lighthouse from Round the Twist but the white wooden bookshelves, piles of newspaper, super-cheerful staff and elaborately stencilled blackboard afford a degree of congenial homeliness too – few places pull off this combination. Not to mention decent seating, a little big deal for me. I sternly recommend that you could get there early, bag one of the plentiful, sinkable sofas and stay there from brunch thru lunch thru diner, sipping gin and reading a book. Christ, I need to move in around here...
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  2. Published : Thursday, 19th September 2013

    Quaff & Scoff :: The George, Belsize Park

    One of my ‘key life skills’ is being good at coming up with completely plausible (if not entirely true) excuses as to why I should eat out. To wit: I can’t be bothered to cook. Or: I broke the oven. Or: We’ve run out of (insert crucial ingredient here), and so have all the shops in a 5 mile radius. And last night: the Internet is broken, so we need to work from the pub. Also, it’s burger night at said pub. But that’s not the key reason we’re eating out, of course… The George, Belsize Park The George, Belsize Park The George in Belsize Park is the pub in question, a recently-remodelled, shiny and brightly lit haven from the Spirit Pub Company that stands tall at the summit of Haverstock Hill. We’ve imbibed in here a few times before, and despite the very ‘modern gastropub’ Farrow & Ball interior we enjoyed the comfy chairs, board games and craft beer heavy drinks menu. This was to be our first shot at testing the hearty-looking menu, with the range of Wednesday-special burgers providing an added drawcard...
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Essential Details for The George

  • Address: 250 Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park, London NW3 2AE
  • Telephone: 020 7431 0889
  • Website:
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-12M Fri 9am-12M Sat 10am-12M Sun 10am-10.30pm

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