George & Dragon Hackney Road

2 Hackney Road , London, E2 7NS

  • George and Dragon Hackney Road east London pub bar
  • George and Dragon Hackney Road east London pub bar

SquareMeal Review of George & Dragon Hackney Road

Fears about the conversion of this former LGBTQ hangout to luxury apartments after its 2015 closure have proved baseless, and the George relaunched in July 2016 without fanfare. It’s now decorated like a Georgian squire’s candlelit country parlour, complete with ye olde battered milk churns by way of seating. The new licensee (who also runs handsome Hoxton boozer, The Prince Arthur) focuses on Kentish ales; various Shepherd Neame brews such as Bishops Finger, Whitstable Bay Pale Ale and Spitfire appear on tap. Otherwise, order New York ‘hard’ cider Angry Orchard, or choose from a range of quaffable vino. Whether the old wild crowd will take to the place is moot. Also moot is the purpose of the back bar’s plethora of premium hooch: Opihr and Tanqueray Rangpur gin, Reyka vodka et al. Hopeful, we ask for a recommendation. ‘I’m no good at cocktails, me’ grimaces the barman, before scuttling off.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Shoreditch Tube Station 664m

Shorditch Station 728m

Address

Address: 2 Hackney Road , London E2 7NS

Area: Bethnal Green Shoreditch

Nearby Landmarks

Brick Lane 957m

Spitalfields 994m

Details

Telephone: 020 7012 1100

Cuisine: Pubs

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