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George IV

4.4
106 reviews
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£25 and under
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Modern European
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Sunday Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European, British
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 12pm-2.30pm/6pm-9pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm-2.30pm/6pm-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm
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Phone number
01920 870039
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Oliver D'Arcy
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
What 106 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Good food and service. Only small gripe is why the tiny starters have to be served in such deep bowls. It is difficult cutting the food up with a knife and fork if the food is in a bowl. Bowls are for spoons !

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Would highly recommend this pub for it delicious food and tranquil location.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Lovely food and outstanding service. Would highly recommend and will definitely be going back. Personally I would sooner leave a tip than see service charge on menu.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This was our third visit and everything was great , service ,food especially the soufflé outstanding .
Great choices of Gin and a variety of tonics to match

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Very good Sunday Lunch with a best ever Crumble . Will definitely visit again soon.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Lovely local pub, set in a beautiful place! Highly recommend for a special occasion!
Service is spot-on and food amazing, although the portions could be a bit bigger.

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5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

Great food and service located in a beautiful part of Hertfordshire. Highly recommend a walk along the canal and finishing off with a late lunch at George IV

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3.0Dined on 22 April 2018

Very hot day. Was very busy outside. We waited 55 minutes between starter and main.

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5.0Dined on 17 April 2018

Very pleasant place. Staff very attentive. Food good. Nice outside dining.

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Delicious food as usual. Quality well cooked and well presented.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Great evening warm welcoming resturant.
Great menu covered all bases.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Good atmosphere as soon as we arrived were welcomed and shown to our table. Good selection of beers and a gin menu -unfortunately I was the dedicated driver - so maybe next time! Beautifully presented food expertly cooked. Will definitely book again and probably sooner than later.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Excellent Sunday roast, best around, albeit a little pricey it's worth it!

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

First time eating here after hearing good things and we weren't disappointed. Very friendly staff and delicious food.
Great quality, tasty and perfectly seasoned food.
Would definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Both the food and service was exceptional. Worth the drive for the gin as well. Even though it was busy the staff were top draw and a credit to the business.

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Great sharing Tomahawk pork dish. Attentive service. Fabulous dish.
Can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Superb food, lovely little place tucked away.

Service is always on point. The specials are great and the food is always so tasty and fresh.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Had a table for 4 to catch up with some friends. Staff very polite and cheerful. Good food appreciated by us all and really good puds.

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

One of the best meals I've had after being in Hertfordshire for 2 years.

A tucked away pub but the food is soo good and tasty.
The staff are super friendly and can't do enough for you - will cater for pretty much whatever you want.

I went for Halloumi Fries to start, which also came with Hummus - strange combo but was still delicious!
Main I went for Mutton, which was so nice - was cooked so well.

Will definitely be coming back here!

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at The George IV. The food was delicious and all staff helpful and professional.

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Excellent food and friendly service in a lovely environment

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2.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Ambience of the back dining room is very poor, service was poor - i.e. drinks slow, table not laid however the staff were extremely pleasant, food very average, Liver pink but in my opinion under done, had to send meal back to begin with due to cold mash, beef was gristly and only 2 veg on menu.

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2.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Disappointed !
Booked for sons birthday on the opentable site did not know we had to have the fixed 3 course meal for £32.50 for mother’s day.
Had written that daughter is gluten free yet they had run out of gf gravy, had no substitute or even provided shop bought gf Yorkshire pudding.
I forgot to say that she is dairy free at the moment as she is breast feeding and her baby has to be dairy free. There was no dessert available but they kindly put a small amount of fruit on a plate and we were still charged full amount.
Asked to move table as we were squashed in the middle and staff constantly bumped into our chairs, even though there were tables available by the wall they would not allow us to move.
Mananger did explain that they had been extremely busy but this was not a cheap meal and tbh they should have been prepared we booked well in advance.

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4.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Friendly staff although some knowledge of food ingredients would have been helpful when discussing intolerances etc. Very cosy feeling place with decent food.

Although they offer high chairs for babies and toddlers they don’t offer any changing facilities which was disappointing and quite surprising in this day and age.

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

This venue has a lovely position, and cosy /rustic atmosphere. Service and welcome is always friendly and efficient. Above all, the food is imaginative, freshly prepared by excellent chefs, and attractively presented. Will remain on our favourites list !

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4.0Dined on 9 March 2018

It’s a lovely Pub/Restaurant and great for meeting friends etc. I was there with two other girlfriends and strangely enough we all chose the Calf’s Liver. The presentation looked superb and service was excellent but sadly the liver didn’t meet our expectations because it was grissely and full of sinues making it really chewy. The meal was expensive so we were very disappointed. Don’t think we will rush back.

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

George IV never disappoints. Sunday roast was delicious as always and craft beers made it even more special. Recently refurbished so looks even more cosy and welcoming than ever, without loosing its character and traditional feel. Planning to return soon!!!

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3.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Was our first visit and we had the Sunday lunch and the food did not match up to the reviews the beef roast was disappointing but must admit the dessert was good. This could be a one off but will not be taking friends for a Saturday evening meal as intended.

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Lovely pub with amazing food and good atmosphere. The only downside is the service which can be quite slow, with the food taking quite a long time to come out and the staff not really checking in regularly to make sure all is ok. However, this does not impact on the wonderful experience as the food is so good.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Lovely food

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5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Love this place.

Service is impeccable - they even said, if there wasn't something on the menu since everything is fresh, if we were to call up with a special requirement they would do what they could to source it make it for us. WOW!

Food - cooked amazingly. Super tender meat and nicely presented.

Pricing - is superb given the local vicinity.

Definitely go here if you get a chance.

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4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Great Sunday lunch, a little disappointed the only beef option was a 'Wellington' with a £30 supplement to the set menu.

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4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Four of us went to George IV for Sunday Lunch. The welcome we received when we arrived was warm as if we had met before. Shown to our table in the bar area and after a short while we placed our order. When the food was served it looked very nice, but it turned out excellent. Really enjoyed the meal. Service was spot on. The Gin was also very nice at the bar.

Will we return? not for a table in the bar, tables to close to one another.

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

The beer is good, the food is great and the staff are lovely.

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4.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Good food, reasonably priced in a relaxed atmosphere.
Attentive service.
Good selection of beers.

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4.0Dined on 15 February 2018

The kitchen at George IV is the best in the area. The team have a compact menu using excellent ingredients and the dishes show considerable thought and flair. Very light mackerel starter, excellent duck main course and a soufflé which failed to live up to the previous menu version. Wine list like the food is compact and reasonable value. A restaurant to be cherished in Hertfordshire.

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

The pork belly starter was the best I have ever tasted, and the Chateaubriand was awesome.
Home made chips are well worth mentioning

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Great food and service .
Filet steak on the bone was excellent , lamb and mash very good but portion a bit small.

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5.0Dined on 13 February 2018

The food was excellent as was the service. All of the on line reviews were completely accurate.

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Deserves greater recognition, food choices excellent , wine and gin excellent
Easiest best gastronpub in the area

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