George IV

4.5
484 reviews
£25 and under
Modern European
Nestled away in the picturesque Hertfordshire village of Great Amwell near Ware, The George IV offers exceptional restaurant cuisine within a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere reserved only for that of a true country pub.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 484 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAndrew
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location and friendly staff. The food was great too. Highly recommend!!

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JosephS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Food was good. Service slow. We were a table of 2 with a toddler and the tables around us were getting served a lot quicker then us. With the toddler we need to be in and out quite quick but it just seemed the service took an age. For 2 courses we were there for over 1.5 hours which to me is too long.

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AndyW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. Lovely food. Excellent waitress. Perfect for a last family meal before lockdown. We’ll be back when we can.

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Benct
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Can’t fault anything about our experience. Food more on the expensive side but incredible.

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anniemc2003
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and lovely inside. Service was a bit slow but we weren't in a rush.
This is not cheap but the food was definitely special - I had the pork belly which was unlike any pork belly I'd had before, amazing!

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ChristaB
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were really impressed at how well the staff handled COVID protocols. We felt completely safe while in the pub. (I’ve been to other restaurants that aren’t taking this seriously, and it really impacts my ability to enjoy the meal.) The food was amazing as always and we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves because we felt safe. Thank you.

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AnthonyB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can you say first class food, first class service,friendly and helpful staff and value for money.
Recommended anyone to go there so long as there is room for us.

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JaneS
Angus
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service really relaxing night out. High standards regarding COVID very impressed and feeling safe. Well Done King George1V team!

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vipChocci
London
20 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family pub lunch on a Friday half term break, everything was delicious. Generous portion of fish and chips for the kids, my rib eye steak was one of the most tender steaks I’d had in a long time and they were able to cater to dairy intolerance with red wine jus substitute.

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KanizeC
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband was a bigger fan than me. I though the portions were rather small. The staff however were very pleasant and we would definitely go back again to try other dishes.
Both of us were slightly intrigued by the choice of music but everyone has their own style, I never got ABBA.

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Alex
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely country dinning at this gastro pub. All dishes are elevated to excite your palate and never disappoint.

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JanetA
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very enjoyable evening, good food and service all within a very feel safe environment.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal especially in these difficult times. Every effort was made to make us feel welcome and safe.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good value with the £10 off. The food was good but the chairs a bit uncomfortable. Would have preferred to be in the bar area.

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SherifH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Another lovely lunch at the GeorgeIV The pork belly was delicious!!
We’ll be back 😊

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vipIanC
London
50 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A splendid Sunday lunch. Nothing to fault. Thanks again

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BruceM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu choices were varied and interesting. Our servers were very attentive and engaging, despite Covid restrictions.
Overall a very enjoyable experience

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GaryM
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Very pricey even though we got the discount of £20.

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DavidH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely gastropub set in the middle of the countryside. Truly great food as well as good wine and beer. Good social distancing which is a must these days. Would highly recommend.

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NicolaD
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food. A fairly small snack and an A La Carte menu, but plenty to choose from and was all tasty. They have continued to do the eat out to help out on a Wednesday (throughout October), so we were able to get £10 off per person.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely Sunday roast. We sat outside because it was fully booked. We came prepared with warm coats and lucky for us it was a lovely bright autumn day. Very covid safe. Lovely food as always.

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IanT
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well organised. Plenty of space. Good food. Would recommend.

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MelanieA
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal, lovely service. A real treat. Varied menu with only one dish from the specials unavailable. Everyone enjoyed

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Billy123456789
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely place to have lunch. Great location too. Easy to park.

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Mich
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really lovely pub in a nice location, friendly staff and great food.

MB
MrsB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great Sunday lunch, thank you.

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vipBeccyT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

So glad we finally got to try this pub. It didnt disappoint

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LauraT
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and service, fairly slow however we weren't in a rush. Excellent COVID compliance.

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Moco
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Venison, partridge hake were all delicious is a socially distanced setting but still with atmosphere

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vipKathR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

George IV lovely pub and food is of a high standard. They have done everything to abide by current guidelines too. Staff awesome.

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Jane
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, lovely food. Will most certainly be visiting again.

SJ
vipSJWeats
London
97 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding food and excellent service.

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wiggy
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The weather was threatening and on arrival we were offered the option of an indoor table which we gratefully accepted. This set the tone for excellent unhurried service (we were last to leave). Covid precautions were exemplary. Oh, and the food - and Side Pocket - was very good indeed too...

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PeterG
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Well done George IV for continuing to serve an attractive menu despite the current problems. Also for the very generous 50% saving. We are frequent guests, and always receive a friendly welcome and excellent service.The main attraction is the freshly cooked proper chefs food, which is not easy to find in a pub setting. Well done to all the team !
Peter & June Green

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AndyS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food has been better in the past. A couple of us had chops and weren't that great.
Also one of us is vegetarian and very limited menu and uninspiring.
Service good, Covid measures very well adhered to.

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vipGPMSMITH
London
30 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Very good COVID set up. We felt very safe.

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stevet
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to eat. Covid security spot on...lovely ambiance and great service, food great too. Also the best pint of Guinness this side of the Irish Sea. Well done

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Low key anniversary Sunday lunch, with more limited menu but tasty, well cooked and well-presented food. Sat outside on a sunny day. All anti-virus measures in place. Very enjoyable.

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WendyP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab meal and great service on Saturday evening will definitely be returning. 2 of us had goats cheese mousse then the venison and our husband's had sardines followed by pork chops absolutely delicious thoroughly recommend

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Theinfrequentvisitor
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is only the second time we've visited the George IV but it won't be the last.

The service from the minute you approach the place is excellent and in these times of extra precautions it was welcoming to see the staff wearing masks all the time, it was a stark contrast to some of the places we have seen. It certainly offers a reassurance. Not only that but the staff were so polite and very friendly.

The food was outstanding, it's as simple as that.

FAQs

George IV is rated 4.5 stars by 484 OpenTable diners.

George IV does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.georgeivpub.co.uk/contact-us.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.