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George Inn - Backwell, Bristol, ENG

George Inn - Backwell

3.2
3.2
332 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
Nestled in the picturesque village of Backwell in the parish of North Somerset, the George Inn is a haven for fleeting visitors and locals alike. Our traditional pub offers old world charm fused with a modern finish throughout the interior and garden to enjoy with loved ones. From sipping a refreshing cocktail in the courtyard, indulging in our pub classics next to the fire, or staying the night in our cosy rooms you'll feel at home and catered for any time of year.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Mon 12:30–12:45
  • Phone number
    01275 463515
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 332 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.2
3.2 based on recent ratings
  • 3.2Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3.3Ambience
  • 3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Bath/Somerset

    Great for brunch

  • Bath/Somerset

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Bath/Somerset

    Great for outdoor dining

  • North Somerset

    Most Booked

332 Reviews
  1. Rods

    Bath

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely local pub that has underperformed of late and tonight was no exception Excellent venue , table waiting staff cheerful and welcoming Food at best average. Fish and chips OK , trout grossly overcooked, pie contained more pastry than meat Timothy Taylor bitter excellent This could be a first class local venue but lacking in quality re food

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  2. DrDP

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service and great location with good quality pub fare.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was the most unwelcoming experience, it was like we were an inconvenience. All the right questions we asked but there was not one smile throughout our experience. We would not go back again.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Filthy pub, poor quality food, looks nothing like the pictures, hadn’t eaten for 14 hours after a flight so stayed, will never return, avoid if possible…drove past some lovely looking pubs after!

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  5. ErwinE

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice friendly place and our dog was welcome also. He’s well behaved and sits on the floor next to us so wouldn’t expect him to be a problem but some places are a bit funny about having a dog in there but then let kids run riot. The service was excellent, very polite and attentive. The overall cost was a little more than we expected but that’s the way it is now and pubs have huge overheads so it’s not as if they’re raking it in. The food was very good and there was certainly enough of it. All in all very enjoyable meal.

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  6. DaveS

    Bath

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Sunday roast was OK. Small portions and overpriced very dissatisfied. Owner blamed the brewery!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food very nice. Service was poor as had over 40min wait between each course & seems we pre-booked our choices was unacceptable. Front of house staff attentive and appologetic. I believe they over commited on the number of covers they tried to fit in on Mothers Day.

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  8. TheMisses

    Bath

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Pleasantly decorated room for for an early evening meal visit. Food okay, but I expected better quality meat for the price. Nor could we order our first choice food options: 2 of 12 mains, 1 of 4 desserts, and even ketchup was unavailable which is not acceptable. Sides are also very expensive at £4 for 50p worth of green leaves and a dressing only. Perhaps we caught them after a very busy day, but a Tesco is not far to stock up on ingredients if you know you're that low after lunch service.

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  9. SandraC

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This pub/ restaurant has gone downhill. We loved eating here and booked as a treat for family well we were disappointed. We chose this because you did not have to have Sunday roast but when we arrived and tried to place our order from the Sunday Menu we were told only roasts available as they had a large party in so had to cater for them. Beef was tough and not nice. I must say the young lads waiting on tables were very smart and polite but other than that I cannot say anything else positive I am afraid.

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  10. KatyD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and the service was absolutely excellent!

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  11. TeresaS

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    From start to finish this was a bad experience , diet drink was syrupy sent Back ( no other diet drinks to offer so had tap water! Which we had to go and ask for as they forgot to come back! Sunday lunch was warm , the veg was shocking , peas around 10 a bit of ropey cabbage and a broccoli stalk ! (This is advertised as seasonal buttery veg!) Cauli cheese was a small and not very cheesy portion! Restaurant was nearly empty dessert took around half hour to arrive had to keep asking the very inexperienced staff! This is one of the worse Sunday lunches we ve ever had and we eat out a lot ! We def won’t be coming back ever!

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  12. SallyC

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was excellent. Sunday lunch was very good but 2 out of 4 options for dessert were not available. Too many children allowed to run around whilst people were eating.

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  13. JayneM

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice meal. Food was nice but the staff were outstanding. We interacted with 3 members of staff on the day and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks guys.

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  14. Wheelie

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had not been to The George for several years. Pleasantly surprised. Very nice decor and layout out. Bit chilly when we first arrived but soon warmed up as other diners came in. We were served by a very pleasant young man called Billy. I had ham egg and chips for £11. Perfectly acceptable but thought chips could be better. Sticky toffee pudding with ice cream well and truly made up for this as it was delicious washed down with a very good cup of coffee.

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  15. Helen

    Bath

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Miserable guy behind the bar possessing no customer service skills whatsoever. I come here regularly but don’t think I’ll bother again - food is inconsistent in terms of quality. I brought two family members with me for lunch yesterday and the experience was just embarrassing! The ham, eggs and chips offering was abysmal. The mustard mash with the sausages was inedible as there was far too much grain mustard! This could be such a great pub with the right staff and a consistently high standard adopted by the kitchen!

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  16. Sante

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Average, needs more attention to details such as relevant displays on walls, clean menus, tables and toilets. Food good.

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  17. Muttly

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Easy process to book a table, staff very helpful and friendly. Food was very good, service brilliant, over all very good experience.

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  18. Jade

    Bristol

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was of a poor standard and was in my opinion very over priced

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  19. JoannaH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was lovely and the food was delicious. Really great pub, thoroughly recommend.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed I booked the dining area and ended up in dog friendly area my daughter does not like dogs ! The staff were not particularly friendly on arrival .The food was good and nicely presented . However several items were not available only 4 desserts on menu two unavailable so we had no dessert! Why have a menu with mains on that are not available on a Sunday invest in a Sunday menu. The service was not too good had to order drinks again twice .The waitress returned to ask who took our drinks order and then returned again to take the order madness ! The surroundings were pleasant but having a chalk board advertising Xmas menu it's Feb this should have been removed .

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  21. ChristinaB

    Bath

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I took my husband to The George for a birthday meal but we didn't have a great meal sadly. To start, my husband had pork belly bites which were fine, we think they came with a jarred apple sauce, sorry if were are wrong, either way there wasn't a lot of flavour. I had mushrooms on sourdough, that was nice, lovely sauce. For main, my husband had a venison pie, he enjoyed it, mash was great. I had trout with prawns, greens and potatoes – the fish was lovely, but the prawns were not editable as they were squishy, I couldn't get them out the shell. My whole plate was sat in a pool of oil meaning I didn't eat the potatoes... Just way too oily! Not enjoyable able im afraid. I did mention the quality of the food wasn't great but nothing was actioned as a result. Our waitress was very nice and friendly, but there didn't seem to be anyone in charge, no one really front of house to greet when we arrived. The atmosphere was a bit lacking. Toilets were not very clean. Fortunately there is a lovely Butcombe Pub down the road so we went there for pudding and cocktails – our evening was restored! I wouldn't recommend The George or return.

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  22. RachaelW

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent and the service very good, it was a little quiet but that might be because it was a week day night

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  23. RaymondM

    Bristol

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    meals where small, could have been more selection of veg and no starter meal available ?

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  24. VanessaB

    Bath

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    the pub is nicely decorated and the staff pleasant enough .But on the lunch menu there was no club sandwhich or cottage pie so that narrowed the choice .A drink was included in the menu , a measly 125 ml . but the sausage and mash was good and tasty.

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  25. RobinL

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Sunday lunch, well served by Billy who was pleasant, professional and attentive. Cost very reasonable so all things considered an excellent experience. No hesitation in recommending The George.

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  26. DaveS

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday roast was very good. Chicken excellent, I think the stuffing must have hidden under a pea though! £1 for a small pot of extra gravy!!

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  27. IreneM

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Several items on main menu not available. Found servings quite large. Chose crumble for desert but did not like the topping at all and fruit was not very warm

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  28. NickyK

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Wrong food given to us. Waited for the right food and some of it was burnt. Had to ask for money off the bill and we were also charged for another tables drink!

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  29. BradB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    SUNDAY ROAST DINNER - Explained they didn’t have a few items in stock and would make up for it with extra veg - they plated two potatoes a bit of red cabbage, dread to think what the normal portion would of been, roast was out quick (within 30minutes) only to realise it was cold almost as if it’d be sat on the side, a real shame as was nice drive out there and nice venue, let down by service and poor quality

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  30. Kirsten

    Bristol

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We went to get their advertised January winter meal but were told it wasn’t available. They listed a number of items they didn’t have on the normal menu. The fire wasn’t lit as it usually is in winter and it felt cold and soulless. The waiter serving us didn’t know much about the drinks when asked about non alcoholic choices and couldn’t even provide a wine list when asked. It felt sub standard and food was average. We used to think it was one of the best local pubs but clearly a drop in standards.

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  31. Marlo

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Log fire not lit - was told they had no logs!!!! No excuse, it was January and freezing cold! No background music! No atmosphere! No Pinot Grigio. Lack of good service as all staff very young! Sat in our coats freezing cold. Positives were very good food and lovely venue. So much potential!

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  32. BeckyG

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Extremely overpriced Sunday roast dinner. £17.50 for some bony chicken, two small pieces of roast potato, a Yorkshire pudding, a smear of swede mash, and a few bits of cabbage. With some gravy. Will never return, which is a shame as we used to love The George. Was going to write to them direct to let them know about our experience but they don't have an email address, so here we are! On the plus side, it was very quiet - no doubt on account of losing trade due to poor value.

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  33. RaymondM

    Bristol

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    low on food stock and i thought one or two of the girls waiting on the tables could have been dressed smarter

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  34. GraemeG

    Bath

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were notified of stock shortages in advance resulting in limited menu. We were also advised of long waiting time due to the kitchen being busy - although there were empty tables so could have been staff shortage. Service was slow but staff were attentive but overly busy. The food was disappointing. Squid to share was 4 rings for £8.50 nothing short of a rip off - complained expecting stock shortages to be the issue but this is normal. Burgers arrived with a tiny portion of chips and no salad.

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  35. MerielF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service; very friendly and helpful. "proper sticky toffee pudding" was excellent!!

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  36. BethanyW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They ruined our christmas Day food was awful we waited over an hour for our food to come out then our desserts didn’t even arrive. i couldn’t even eat my christmas dinner it was that bad. iv emailed them and still no reply they couldn’t of cared less on christmas day no apology nothing.

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  37. NickC

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointing Christmas Day dinner. Average food quality, over priced, very slow service, waited 30 mins for dessert. Ordered wine, came after finished main course. Fire went out. Overall was a shambles.

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  38. RobertC

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for Christmas Eve, "Festive Set Menu". Overall the food was ok, mains were a bit light on veg but nice and nice atmosphere. But pre-ordering was a mess and I hope that was a one-off they can get sorted for the future. Despite submitting our choices 7d in advance as required, online, I got a message via open table that form wasn't working and could I phone the order in. I did, and several times suggested I forward a confirmation email about my order but no one would give me an email address. Then, the day before, I got phoned to tell me one item wasn't actually available. It turned out was only an extra amuse bouche for Christmas Day, not available Christmas Eve, which wasn't the end of the world but a bit disappointing, especially as it seems there was one price for the set menu whichever day you had it. Anyway, after all that we still had one main dish arrive wrong! I had to show the confirmation to prove it wasn't our mistake, and even then the staff could only suggest that we wait for the right dish to be remade from scratch - which the person didn't want to do. Some restaurants might have taken that plate off the bill or offered a free drink by way of apology. They then also forgot to take our advance deposit off the final bill - so if we'd not checked carefully could have paid an extra £60! So, I wouldn't go back for a set meal again in a hurry but otherwise it is a nice pub and a shame about the confusion.

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  39. MoCross

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a cosy pub. We met for a festive catch up and the food was brilliant. Excellent service. Really great country pub.

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  40. DavidM

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We found the George Inn quite by chance. I was looking for a pub/restaurant within 10 minutes drive from Bristol Airport, the George fitted the bill. The staff were brilliant, friendly, attentive and polite. The food was amazing. There were three of us dining and each of us chose a different dish. All three were excellent. The food was hot and the vegetables were cooked to perfection, unlike many restaurants where we've eaten!! The bill at the end was fair, not cheap but good value for monet.

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George Inn - Backwell is rated 3.2 stars by 332 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
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125 Farleigh Road, Backwell, Bristol, ENG BS48 3PG

Additional information

  • Area
    Backwell
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Mon 12:30–12:45
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access
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