The George Tavern

373 Commercial Road , London, E1 0LA

The George Tavern east London pub bar music venue

SquareMeal Review of The George Tavern

Shadwell’s unkempt George Tavern may not be much to look at, but it has become a formidable cultural powerhouse under the aegis of artist-musician landlady Pauline Forster. It’s in a pretty dodgy-looking locale and, frankly, it fits right in with its graffiti-ed loos, ramshackle smokers’ patio and scuzzy vinyl upholstery. As a boozer, it’s basic. Cheap grub (£5 lasagne or cottage pie) and inexpensive drinks (the usual crowd – Guinness, Stella, generic spirits) are less of a draw than the scene itself. The George is best known for live music, but there’s a gallery and a range of spaces for theatre and cutting-edge performance. Both staff and venue are friendlier than they look.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Shadwell Tube Station 424m

Limehouse Tube Station 525m


Address: 373 Commercial Road , London E1 0LA

Area: Whitechapel Mile End

Opening times

Mon-Fri 4pm-12M (Fri -3am) Sat-Sun 12N-3am (Sun -12M)

Nearby Landmarks

London Guildhall University 514m

Half Moon Theatre 811m


Telephone: 020 7790 7335


Cuisine: Gastropub

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